Sound — 10
Their sound has changed, they seem like they aren't singing about anger as much anymore as more about loneliness and broken love, thought some songs still reflect anger or hate. The album One-X was named after the idea of being completely surrounded by people, yet still feeling alone. There are great guitar riffs and Neil seems to have increased his skill in drumming.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics have some similarity to their self-titled cd, but there are a couple new songs with new meanings. For example 'Over And Over's meaning is based on someone falling for a person that they don't intend to yet do and that person is rejecting them or not accepting them, while the person who is infatuated with them won't accept the other doesn't return the feelings. Adam has greatly improved his skills as the lead singer and you hear even more variations of his voice than the first album.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall its a great improvement over the first album, songs like 'Over And Over', 'Gone Forever', and 'Time Of Dying' are probably the best songs on the CD. I love everything about this cd, there is nothing bad about it any Three Days Grace fan should own it and even any rock fan should own it.