With their second release, Three Days Grace prove that they will be a force to be reckoned with on the charts for some time. They are really a band for the masses, combining a harder alternative metal sound with memorable riffs and hooks, appealing to fans of harder rock as well as listeners who may be turned off by other metal bands. Adam Gontier’s vocal is amazing here as usual, strident but always maintaining clarity. The production is polished, and there are at least five or six radio-ready tracks.
There really aren’t any bad tracks here. A few I thought were merely average (“It’s All Over”, “Time Of Dying”, “Gone Forever”), but these are balanced by the very good tracks (“Animal I Have Become”, “Never Too Late”, “Let It Die”, “Over And Over”).
None of this album would really be considered ground-breaking or innovative. However, that doesn’t mean it is not an enjoyable listen for just about any rock fan.