Three Days Grace made their debut with their self titled album in 2003, and I've known about it for many years. This album contributed to changing my life, yet somehow I've over looked doing a review of it until just now.
The album came out on July 22, 2003, through Jive Records. It did decent on the charts as it reached number one on the US Billboard Top Heatseekers charts, but only hit 69 on the Billboard 200. In Canada, it hit 9, and it actually reached 27 in New Zealand. Not bad for a debut album, if you ask me.
Today it also has gone platinum in the US and Canada, and there's a high chance you've heard many of the songs from this album. The singles all reached very high on several charts in the US and Canada, hitting one or two. Chances are, almost everyone at this point has heard, "I Hate Everything About You", which according to now former frontman, Adam Gontier, is 'the truest love song.'
I believe he's completely correct. The song expresses the truth about how you love someone, you can love them greatly but still want to strangle them from time to time. Its true because you don't love someone for every second of the day, just what matters is how you feel at the end of the day.
Now what makes this album special to me was actually a bonus track that was on the Japanese and Target editions. That bonus track is called "Are You Ready" and was featured in a Hilary Duff movie called Raise Your Voice in 2004. This was actually the first song I ever knowingly heard from Three Days Grace, is and what ultimately lead me to falling in love with music. I'll tell that story in full at some point over in the Creator's Blog, so stay tuned if you're interested.
Personally, I think this album was a great start to Three Days Grace's career, though I wouldn't say it s their best. Its definitely fantastic, and has a good mix in meanings, going from love to personal short comings, home life, ect.
They've come a long way, and have changed a lot since 2003, and we have much to do for them. So far all we have on the wbesite is reviews for Transit Of Venus and Life Starts Now, but the rest is coming soon!
Be sure to check out Three Days Grace on their official website and follow them on social media such as Facebook and Twitter! You can catch them at several big festivals coming up in 2017 starting with Fort Rock. Followed by that is Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Park Live and the Extreme Mudfest. Further information can be found on Three Days Grace website, or the festival websites.
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.