Sound — 8
Three Days Grace make a name for themselves in the rock community with this self-titled release. Blending rock with doses of metal, grunge, and punk, the boys from Three Days Grace have created a CD that has a memorable and original sound. A sound that I'm sure many other rock acts will find it hard to compete with. Similar to 3 Doors Down and Seether, this band has reached similar popularity because of its easy-listening music that all ages can listen to, and fans of other genres can enjoy as well.
Lyrics — 8
Lyrics on this CD are ranged. At times they are sad, at other times they are happy, some times they are angry, some times they are just thoughtful. A range of emotions are met on this album, so it is a good CD to listen to no matter what mood you're in. And the good thing is, the Three Days Grace vocalist does not come off at all whiny or emo on some of their more sadder songs. His singing is good too. Doesn't have the best range, but nonetheless he can sing pretty well!
Overall Impression — 8
When I feel I need to get away from all the heavier metal I listen to, I find that this album is something softer I can enjoy. It is post-grunge type rock that has a few traces of metal and punk in it, which I quite like. Some have said Three Days Grace's self-titled is nu-metal, but that is definitely not true. The guitars aren't tuned low or distorted much, and the vocals aren't angsty or whiny. There is no rap/hip-hop influence either. It's just good old rock. The songs on it are all fairly good, though I'm a bit disappointed that that it has several fillers. Not to worry though, it is still enjoyable, and some good tracks are "Scared," "I Hate Everything About You," "Wake Up," and "Now Or Never." If you like this type of rock, this album is a good listen. It also has some excellent acoustic guitar pieces that are great to play. I'm undecided whether I would buy it again if it was stolen, but it certainly is good in any rock CD collection.