Over sludgy riffs and muddy vocals, the alt-rock band Three Days Grace
bemoans pretty much every aspect of modern life. Love, isolation, detachment they're all really big Issues in the hands of the Toronto foursome, which piles on the guitars and anguish with equal aplomb. Its second album, One-X
, is even more supercharged than the band's self-titled 2003 debut. "Somebody help me tame this animal," singer Adam Gontier pleads over a wall of crunch on "Animal I Have Become," One-X
's huge radio hit. It's typical of the band's unbridled appeal.
Fri., Sept. 8, 8 p.m.