9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Same band, great new sound,
This review is from: One X (Audio CD)
Upon hearing of the arrival of TDG's second album "One-X", I must admit I was quite excited with the news. However, it took me a while to get to that stage. Like many, I got to know TDG with such songs as "(I Hate) Everything About you", "Just Like You", and "Home". All very well done songs in the Grunge/Rock world, and quite catchy at that. But how far did this band from Canada really go with their music? Needless to say, this skepticism kept me from purchasing their first and self-titled album for quite some time. But when I broke down and purchased it, I knew I had found a new band to enjoy as much as my other favorites.
Like a lot of bands, TDG started out small, and grew with time. That's especially said since vocals/guitarist Adam Gontier along with band member Brad Walst grew up in a small town of Canada with a population of 1,500. Regardless, their music is anything but a few small-town hits.
To be honest, One-X was not what I thought it'd be the first time I listened to it. After hearing the first single "Animal I Have Become", I figured this would be another album close to their debut; A fairly hard-hitting rock album. Quite the contrary, TDG kept their old style, but added some new sound and maturity to their work.
Certainly, it may take a listen or two to get this album in your mind, but once it does, it just won't leave. Adam's lyrics go a lot deeper than they ever did in their first album, and they'll stick in your head just as deep. Such songs as "Animal I Have Become", "Never Too Late", "Over and Over", and "One-X" will stick in your head for hours after you listen to them, and you'll find yourself listening to this album more and more. And each time, you'll find something new and exciting to enjoy from Three Days Grace.
Truly, I am really impressed with these guys. They have gone from not much to quite a whole lot in a relatively short period of time. I'm loving their music, and I love the fact that they didn't stay the same and actually came together and grew as an even better band.