Three Days Grace – Transit Of Venus (2012) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Three Days Grace – Transit Of Venus (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 41:44 minutes | 515 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © RCA Records Label

“Transit of Venus” is the fourth studio album by Canadian rock band Three Days Grace. The album is the band’s first to be released under the RCA label, following the folding of their former label, Jive Records. The album was produced by Don Gilmore and recorded at Revolution Studios in Toronto. “Transit of Venus” was nominated for Best Rock Album at the Juno Awards of 2014.

Open and more intricate, Transit of Venus, the fourth album from Canadian rockers Three Days Grace, finds them elevating their driving sound into something altogether more refined than anything they’ve done before. While “nuanced” probably isn’t a term that people would normally associate with the hard rock outfit, it feels like an oddly appropriate descriptor for the direction Three Days Grace have taken their sound, setting aside some of the larger-than-life crunch of some of their earlier work to add a level of atmosphere that gives the band the opportunity to stick out from the post-grunge pack. While Transit of Venus certainly has its fair share of fist-pumping anthems, the album is most interesting when the band is finding new inroads to heaviness. Rather than always depending on the guitars’ familiar crunch, tracks like “Chalk Outline” and “The High Road” utilize the buzz of droning synths to add a layer of molasses-like thickness to the songs that makes them stand out from the band’s guitar-heavy work without feeling so radically different that fans won’t know what to make of them. Even when Three Days Grace stick closer to what they’ve done in the past, a song like album opener “Sign of the Times” shows the band experimenting with atmosphere, scaling back the guitars to let the song breathe a little bit, providing the song with the space necessary to be more, well, spacious. Despite all of this sonic tinkering, the band still manages to insert plenty of those fist-pumping, arena-ready moments into Transit of Venus, providing a familiar landmark to keep fans from getting lost, while also providing the album with enough old-fashioned riffage to show that Three Days Grace haven’t given up on rock. ~ Gregory Heaney

01 – Sign Of The Times
02 – Chalk Outline
03 – The High Road
04 – Operate
05 – Anonymous
06 – Misery Loves My Company
07 – Give In To Me
08 – Happiness
09 – Give Me A Reason
10 – Time That Remains
11 – Expectations
12 – Broken Glass
13 – Unbreakable Heart

Adam Gontier – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Barry Stock – lead guitar
Brad Walst – bass guitar
Neil Sanderson – drums, percussion, keyboards, programming, backing vocals