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Some serious beats!,
This review is from: The Better Life (Audio CD)
I'm from Sweden and actually saw 3 doors down on the tonight show with Jay Leno (or "Jay Leno Show" as it's called here) about a month ago or so. I had never heard of them before, news travel slowly sometimes. They were playing "Duck and run" I think. I'm into 80's metal and hardrock, like Accept, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden and I love heavy melodic guitar riffs.
That was what really caught my attention with 3 doors down, I haven't listened much to the other so called "alternative" bands of today, but this came as fresh breath of air! A solid foundation of bass and drums, nicely riffing guitars and real lyrics makes for some good melodic rock songs. Checked out some songs from the Internet (Napster actually) and then bought the record without hesitation. I especially like "Duck and run" along with "By my side", although the whole record is filled with solid songs. I just put the CD on and listen right through all of it.
The lyrics are a bit on the gloomy side that are a bit hard confront at first, but I really think the music itself prevails here. The drumbeat in the songs are amazing and I keep tapping my feet along with the music, it just rocks! I don't think 3DD have any airplay on Swedish radio at all and that's a shame really. Being a metal fan, this was somewhat of a different area to explore and I was pleasantly surprised of my findings, better late than never. This 3DD album seem hard to top, can the guys pull it off again? Time will tell, but this one's already a classic in my collection!
Greetings from Sweden!