Three Days Grace
Transit of Venus


2.5
average

Review

by WhimsicalSnail USER (1 Reviews)
March 29th, 2013 | 26 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Hit or Miss? Miss for the most part.

Three Days Grace has always been a neither great or terrible band. They seem to fall on the line right between both, easily stated as average. The band hasn't done anything revolutionary or interesting with their sound as Transit of Venus promised, but the overall sound is still good in a manner. The album feels very over hyped and doesn't live up to all of the band's promises. While the vocal work is decent, mainly lyrical quality and replayability suffer. Transit of Venus is the band's 4th release, and certainly not it's best.

After Life Starts Now we all assumed this band was going to ***, we were right for the most part. There are few standout tracks on the album, and the lyrical quality is dreadful. Prime example of the terrible lyrical quality is "Operate" which also stands as the bands worst song to date in my opinion. However the following track is one of the band's most brilliant songs to date "Anonymous". The high points of the album however don't seem to last long. For example, the into to "Sign Of The Times" showed so much potential for the song, but then you will find Adam pointlessly saying "I'll Give you what you need" which is very irrelevant to the meaning of the song, and feels like it was thrown it at last minute.

One of the things the band bragged about is the new electronic sounding instrumentals, and to be honest their not that special.
There seems to be more computer work, then hard instrumental work which is not present in any of the songs. Especially in the overly simple riff "Misery Loves My Company" which also suffers from bad lyrics. The instrumental work stands out most in what is also the album's best song, "Unbreakable Heart". You can actually hear the strumming of guitars in this one, which is great. After a short bridge there is also a hard hitting chorus, with a powerful instrumental which serves as a perfect outro for the album.


Sign of the times- 2/5
Chalk Outline- 2.5/5
The High Road- 3/5
Operate-1/5
Anonymous-4.5/5
Misery Loves My Company- 1.5/5
Give In To Me- 3.5/5
Happiness- 2/5
Give Me A Reason- 2.9/5
Time That Remains- 2.5/5
Expectations- 3.5/5
Broken Glass- 1.5/5
Unbreakable Heart- 5/5

Average: 2.7


user ratings (267)
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    Townsendium (4)
    Beats One-X in my opinion. Wish people would stop calling it Tranist Of My Penis...

    KeithLaFountaine (4)
    Very well made album. Combines electronic and hard hitting rock well without overdoing eit...

    toxin (1.5)
    Transit of Venus's experimentation displays potential for Three Days Grace to reach new he...

  • Santiago191 (5)
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    Pedro B. (2.5)
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    Alex Beebe (3.5)
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    Jagzfan814 (4)
    Far from One-X, but still worth a listen for true fans....

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Comments:Add a Comment 
nononsense
March 28th 2013


3409 Comments


Isn't the new vocalist the My Darkest Days vocalist?

joshieboy12345
March 28th 2013


5371 Comments


I liked everything before this, but this was just not good at all.

toxin.
March 29th 2013


12604 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I thought lyrics here were improved

toxin.
March 29th 2013


12604 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

What is worse than "Last to Know" in the lyrical department, come on!

skoopy48
March 29th 2013


1536 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

The lyrics were pretty much the same as usual.

breakingthefragile
March 29th 2013


2961 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Really bad review. You literally said nothing about the album's sound. All I know is that it has riffs. You bring up so many different points and then don't go into them at all, and the few things you do describe you seem to have struggled doing so. "Computer work?" Really? This reads as a conversation you'd have with your baked as fuck friend about this album where you and him both already know what it sounds like and what the last album sounded like. Also, the individual track ratings at the end are completely useless because you don't explain the ratings at all. Have a neg.

toxin.
March 29th 2013


12604 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

whoa that came off as a bit harsh

skoopy48
March 29th 2013


1536 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Its his first review bro

breakingthefragile
March 29th 2013


2961 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

No mercy.

nononsense
March 29th 2013


3409 Comments


lol ouch.

joshieboy12345
March 29th 2013


5371 Comments


Reviewer was just verbally raped.

ChopSuey
March 29th 2013


2392 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

this band never wrote good lyrics

WhimsicalSnail
March 29th 2013


3 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

@breakingthefragile need a tampon or are you just a fanboy?

WhimsicalSnail
March 29th 2013


3 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

People take themselves so seriously on this website....your just a boy who has internet....be calm. I appreciate constructive criticism where it is needed, and I am kind of new to this.....so once again calm yourself.

toxin.
March 29th 2013


12604 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Whoa bad attitude, agreed he was harsh but this was not a great review. Take his criticism to heart instead of being butthurt about it, or you won't last long on this site.

breakingthefragile
March 29th 2013


2961 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nah, don't listen to me. I am just boy who has internet and need tampon.

jtswope
March 29th 2013


2353 Comments


Agree with the band just being average comment. Never really been drawn to these guys.

WhimsicalSnail
April 1st 2013


3 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

People on this site are stupid.....appreciate the criticism but you come across as an asshole.

joshieboy12345
April 1st 2013


5371 Comments


Lol you won't last long buddy.

sixdegrees
April 1st 2013


17190 Comments


95% of the users are assholes sorry

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