This is one of those CD's where the sample tracks are better then the actual songs cause they sure fooled me. Listening to the samples here on Amazon I thought to myself "wow, these guys sound great, I have to get their album."
Never buy an album based upon sample tracks alone or you'll end up with something like this. Oh don't get me wrong, some of the songs are pretty good, but for the most part it's just a bunch of Gothic punk "rockers" singing about how selfish they are and how much life sucks. Look, I can appreciate songs about pain, we all suffer every now and then, but this CD goes over the top so bad that I was rolling my eyes more then anything else. At least a third of the songs are about pain and suffering and how much life sucks and blah blah blah, let's go cut ourselves. It's just too much. A few songs would be more then fine with me, but almost the whole album? And its done with so little feeling and emotion that I couldn't help but wonder if they were really singing from the heart or just playing what they think we want to hear.
It isn't all bad though. Some songs, like the opener "Its All Over" and "Never Too Late" rescue this album from the being completely worthless and give it at least enough life to warrant a two star rating. Three Days Grace does have a great vocalist, but their sound isn't as great as many other bands I've heard. Its rather bland overall.
So just skip X-One; it's nothing special and isn't worth your time or money. You may enjoy a few of the songs, but for the most part, unless you like angst punk rockers singing about how awful their lives are, you'll probably be bored through most of the tracks; at least I was.