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On disc: 3 Doors Down

- 3 Doors Down - Claudia Ehrhardt - 9 stars

3 Doors Down

3 Doors Down
(Universal Music - 2008)

The self-titled album from American rockers 3 Doors Down is their 4th album, why they decided to release a self-titled album I don't know. But by now they are widely known. The quintet kicks off with the heavy rocker Train which is driven by Matt Roberts and Chris Henderson's guitars, but again its the voice of Brad Arnold which makes the difference. Crunchy guitar riffs and emotional vocals soon win you over, but their alternative rock carries a 70's rock vibe. Cool!
Quite differently starts Citizen/Soldier, the vocals are touching... A homage to the men and women who fight... who are serving, but not a song promoting war! A statement of patriotism, but only to honor the work of these people and not pro war. With It's Not My Time they offer a catchy rocker which will haunt you for days! A real ear catcher! And a powerful, slightly melancholy balladesque tune is Let Me Be Myself. And this 4 songs already give you an idea about the whole package. The found the right balance between rockers and emotional tunes. With a heavy groove Give It To Me starts, but slows down and takes you on a roller coaster ride between heavy riffs, grooves and slow, emotional passages. One of my faves is She Don't Want The World, the song isn't that different, but somehow it got me right away.
To get an idea about 3 Doors Down you can pick almost every song, just listen to 2 or 3 tracks and you will discover their rock universe - and might fall for 3DD. Kudos!

9 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt


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