After a few years, Three Days Grace are back again with their brand new album, Outsider. And fear not those who’ve been listening to the band since the beginning, because they’re still loyal to their sound as always. Well, don’t expect it to sound exactly the same as they were back in 2006, but you won’t be hit with a nasty surprise that they’ve now turned to folk or anything.
Anyway, the first track of the album is Right Left Wrong, and the minute you hear the first few lines, you know it’s Three Days Grace alright. If you were a fan of their older, angsty tracks such as Pain and I Hate Everything About You, then you’ll probably enjoy this one too. With lyrics about wanting to run away from everything, the feel of it may seem familiar to you. Some things never change, but who says that’s always a bad thing?
Next up is The Mountain, which also has a music video released. The track itself though is about surviving, hence “climbing the mountain” as the lines say. The metaphorical lyrics are relatable in way that we’ve all struggled with difficulties in life, as if we are climbing an impossibly high mountain, but trying to look forward and not down or back.
I Am An Outsider gives you a clue in what the song is about from the title. We all know of songs about not fitting in and being perfectly content with it, which is exactly what this track is. Just like with The Mountain, the lyrics once again hit the mark with being relatable. It talks about not caring about “the in crowd”, being better off on the outside, and so on. Sometimes, you’ve just got to accept that you don’t fit in, and really, you’re actually better off.
While the lyrics are what sticks out the most in the tracks so far, it’s the instrumentals that do so with Infra-Red, especially with the introduction and the breaks between the verses. That’s not to say it doesn’t have good lyrics, it certainly does, but it’s the instrumentals (especially the guitar) that really shines with this one.
The Abyss is just an amazing track overall and finishes off the album nicely. Go listen to it!
Overall, Three Days Grace have stayed loyal to their style and sound, all while adding something new at the same time. It’s certainly the case with Outsider, and we hope fans will agree.