"Human" (RCA; 2015)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

This is the fifth disc from Three Days Grace and the first with their new lead singer, Matt Walst. Matt is the brother of the bass player, Brad Walst. Adam Gontier was the voice of 3DG since they started so having a new lead had the potential to mess things up, but Matt keeps the same vein of angst going so he's stepped right in and stood up with confidence.

These Canadian rockers keep with the formula that attracts the masses. You can tell a Three Days Grace song when you hear it: heavy guitars, a solid beat and a string of depressing lyrics. These guys are the grunge masters of their craft. I dig their sound when it's radio friendly but I'll admit I haven't listened to them in a while and I think the last time I heard them was when I downloaded a ringtone for my Samsung flip phone back in 2003.

The hardest cut on this disc is "I Am Machine."

The band: Matt Walst - lead vocals; Barry Stock - guitar; Neil Sanderson - drums, keyboards, programming, backing vocals; Brad Walst - bass.

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"Three Days Grace" (Jive; 2003)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Canadian trio Three Days Grace play the alternative metal role well. The outfit's 12-track debut sounds like a cross between fellow countrymen Finger Eleven and current tour mates Trapt. 

Sanitized for mass consumption, there's nothing about "Three Days Grace" that we haven't heard before from other anguished, mid-tempo rock acts of the last ten years. Still, there's probably a throng of mallcore adolescents who can't wait to catch this sullen group of rockers. If you're of legal age though, you've heard it all before, so feel free to browse further.

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"Three Days Grace" (Jive; 2003)

Reviewed by Snidermann

I found the music on "Three Days Grace" to be just like the CD cover: cold, sterile and depressing. 

Is this music supposed be therapy or music? It must be music because it's way too dismal to be entertaining. 

My advice to the band would be to lighten up and try again. I've got my own demons to deal with and don't need to wrestle yours, too.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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