Sound — 10
Three Days Grace defy all critics with their sophmore record 'One-X'. The statements of Three Days Grace being too simplistic in their music has fafed away and is hopefully gone forever. The album is about the self-destruction of the band on the road and the rehabilitation that Three Days Grace had to experience to release another album. 'One-X' opens with the track "It's All Over" and explains the sens of relief of finishing the first album, yet then turning straight to the road. The track fades in with an original intro and the energy of the intro carries throughout the whole song. The song shows a new side to Three Days Grace with an outstanding guitar solo, a verse that kills and a bridge that yells opera. Three Days Grace's sound is then chopped up, thrown into a bowl of excellence and stapled back together with the song "Riot". The band delivers a verse that flows and makes your head bang. Three Days Grace have definatly evolved, in their sound, from their freshman debut effort. 'One-X' may prove critics and the few haters wrong.
Lyrics — 9
Three Days Grace's lyrics have also evolved extremely. When a dark song is established, the lyrics fit perfectly and there is no doubt about it. Adam Gontier's voice in songs like "Never Too Late", "Get Out Alive" and "One-X" prove that his voice has evolved. However, could Adam's voice be so good that it gets away from the guitar at some points? Well, this is some what true. Three Days Grace could be seen as a lyrical driven band, but it's never too late to have some guitar solos in there. Overall, Adam's voice is amazing and has that raspyness that Three Days Grace fans still love. Give this man a cigarette, he deserves it.
Overall Impression — 10
Three Days Grace have definatly evolved, in their sound, from their freshman debut effort. 'One-X' may prove critics and the few haters wrong. Adam's voice is amazing and has that raspyness that Three Days Grace fans still love. One can go as far to say that Three Days Grace's 2006 sophmore album may become the hit of the year. "One-X" is just shy of the title: Masterpiece.