Three Days Grace
One-X


4.0
excellent

Review

by ourlp44 USER (4 Reviews)
June 15th, 2006 | 46 replies


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist


One-X, Three Days Grace's sophmore albulm, is based on the experiences of Adam Gontier while he was on the road. Adam finds himself in a sense in utter loneliness that comes from the constant surroundings of other people. This album, I find, is fairly well written, I'm not saying I could do any better, but it doesn't really make you think about anything. Some people may like that, some people may like lyrics that force them to think of the wider picture. I find only one other problem with the lyrics, he seems to be talking about the same over and over again. I know that this albulm is about loneliness, but it seems like all he talk about is a woman, which kind of annoys me, because that's what mostly all the bands talk about these days.

It's All Over-- A very appropriate opener for a CD, the intro is much like Burn, the opener to their self-titled album. Very quiet, then into some hard chords. The verse is very strong in this song, the chorus not so much, but still strong. 4/5

Pain-- This song starts out with a very softer version of the chorus. The verse is pretty good, at best, the chorus is good too. I find that the highlight of this song is the bridge. This song seems very basic to me, but still is a fairly strong song. 3.8/5

Never Too Late-- This song is about suicide, another favoured topic by bands today. Although the topic is over done, the song is really good, although the song layout is very basic (intro-verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus again) The song is written well, my favourite part of the song is the ending of the chorus where he starts yelling, not hardcore yelling, but still yelling. 4.2/5

Animal I have Become-- A perfect first single, the guitar riff is very catchy and so is the chorus. It's all you want for a first single. I find the bridge very strong in this song too. There isn;t much too say about this song, it's really good though. 4.5/5

On My Own-- I've read some short reviews about this song, no one seems to like it that much. I must say it's one of my favourites. The verse is a little boring though, but I love the chorus in this song. When they fade out Adam's voice near the end of the song, is probably the best part of this song. 4/5

Riot--One of the hardest songs on the abulm, the guitar isn't typical Three Days Grace style either (which is mostly power chords). The verse is pretty strong, I don't really like the chorus to this song though. The bridge is pretty good, the guitar is the highlight of this song, as well when Adam does the sort of grunty thing with his voice. 3.8/5

Get Out Alive-- At first, i wasn't crazy about this song, but it has really grown on me. The writting in this song, I find, is very strong. When Adam sings with the guitar it sounds really good ( when he lowers the tone of his voice with the guitar). 3.5/5

Let It Die-- I really love this song, it sounds different from the rest of the songs. It stands out with the accoustic, as well as the chorus does, it's really catchy. Just after the ending of the bridge, when they start the chorus again, it sounds really good as well. 4.3/5

Over & Over-- Although it is the slowest song on the album, it is probably my favourite. The transition between the verse and the chorus is amazing, the chorus is really catchy. It is definately a stand out on the albulm. 4.7/5

Time of Dying-- It's a good thing they put another hard song here, I thought they were getting soft one me. This is not a stand out, the verse is alright, little repetitive though. Again, the chorus is catchy, they are all getting stuck in my head. 3.8/5

Gone Forever-- Another soft one, well the verse is sort of. The chorus isn't that hard either, but once again catchy. The guitar is very basic too, but who really cares it sounds good. The bridge isn't bad either... but the chorus is the higlight of the song. 4/5

One-X-- The title track, as you may have noticed, is probably one of the strongest songs on the album. I don't really like title tracks, because i expect so much of them, but this passes my expectations. This song is about the odd ones, loners, the weird one, etc. I have never really heard a song about this, that's why I like it, it's original. I really like how this song (and almost all of the others) go slow during verses, then faster/harder during the chorus. They end the albulm with the line "We stand above the crowd", which is a very appropriate ending to this albulm.

Overall, this albulm was more mature then the last one, I didn't find any of the songs just to be fillers. The choruses are strong in this album, as well as some bridges. I think Three Days Grace needs to wrork a bit more on some of their verses, which get boring sometimes.A very good albulm. 4/5


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Comments:Add a Comment 
Mawat
June 15th 2006


1 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I agree with your review, which was good by the way. I like the new cd much more than the old one. It's like they took away the crap from the old one, emphasized what was good, and made it more mature sounding. Bass and drums sound very good even if they are not complex. Well worth a listen.

tom79
June 15th 2006


3376 Comments


I've only heard the single from here, and while it was ok, I don't think I would get this. But maybe if I hear more and like it. Good first review too :thumb:

Digging: Wil Wagner - Laika

rata
June 16th 2006


14 Comments


somebody gave me a copy of this record last week, cant say i love it but nonetheless the track called riot is pretty much a decent song IMO... heck, its the only song by them that i can listen in intirely. their the one who did "i hate everything" right?..

The Sludge
June 16th 2006


2169 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Recieved a burnt copy of this today, its average, not as good as their debut.
Plus Hilary Duff enjoys this band.

Two-Headed Boy
June 17th 2006


4527 Comments


Icky icky.

potter
June 18th 2006


5 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

good review... as a long time three days grace fan this album is quite a change in some respects... enjoyable none the less... never too late has to be my favourite... doin for my hsc... lol...
alot more hard-rock sorta sounding then the last album... i believe the drums are abit of a let down cause they have lost their complexity since the last album... still ill give it a 4.5/5
peace

crazyman
June 19th 2006


14 Comments


you have "get out alive" as rated the lowest on the cd

for me it really became my favorite
overall i think it's a solid rock album, not for its technicality, but for the fact that all the songs are enjoyable and make you sing along and they get stuck in your head in a good wayThis Message Edited On 06.19.06

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
June 19th 2006


16089 Comments


I stole this from a friend of mine today, so now I have a hard copy to work off of. Woot.

metallicaman8
June 19th 2006


4677 Comments


From what I've heard from this album so far, it's bland and generic. Mediocre at best.

Brain Dead
June 19th 2006


1150 Comments


Well, it is Three Days Grace.

jason_f90
June 30th 2006


203 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

more diverse than their previous album

Diabulus in musica
July 19th 2006


485 Comments


Hey, 3DG may be nothing spectacullar but theyre music is pretty good.

RetardedSpiceBar
July 20th 2006


13 Comments


I enjoyed their first CD and am planning to get this one soon. This review was good, but when you said that you hadn't heard a song that has the same meaning as One-X and it was original, I'm going to have to disagree. I haven't heard the song so maybe they made it sound original, but I've definately heard songs "about the odd ones, loners, the weird one..."

Oh well, good review, good band, I'm looking foward to this.

astrel
July 20th 2006


2614 Comments


I just can't enjoy this band...they seem too bland to me.

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grief
August 12th 2006


25 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I enjoy both of thier cds, but I think ths one is better. I agree with the review.

I just got the chance to see them live too and they were great. They were on tour with Hinder,Hoobastank(boo), and Nickelback and the show was off the HOOK!!

master567
August 22nd 2006


36 Comments


Their most played song Animal I have become is not the best song on this cd.
Time of Dying,Never too late, Let it Die
best songs on the cd.
Way better than first cd

disturbedrule
October 7th 2006


5 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i believe that this album is heaps better then their last but the first album does have some sweet songs on it

MrKite
October 7th 2006


5020 Comments


i really like animal i have become.

f_u_c_t
October 7th 2006


1406 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this is the only Three days Grace album i can stand, despite what others say, Riot is a good song.

disturbedrule
October 9th 2006


5 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

pain is easily the best song song on the album




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