Chad Kroeger signed Theory of a Deadman to his label, co-produced the album, and co-wrote six of the ten songs. So it's not a huge surprise that Theory of a Deadman sounds a lot like Kroeger's band, Nickelback. This album does have its strengths -- for example, the songs tend to be concise (although "The Last Song" could be a minute shorter) with relatively strong hooks -- but anyone who dislikes Nickelback or wants a band with a distinctly original sound is advised to look elsewhere. In fairness, Theory of a Deadman probably has other influences; lead vocalist Tyler Connelly sounds like he's listened to a lot of Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots, and the band's guitar-driven post-grunge sound seems to have been influenced by groups such as Led Zeppelin and Nirvana. In any case, this is a solidly crafted but fairly conventional album. It lacks that extra spark of creativity, spontaneity, or passion that might compensate for the band's safe, conservative approach to music. [A clean version was also released, edited for content.]
Performance CreditsTheory of a Deadman Primary Artist
Charles Inkman Cello
Danny Craig Drums
Robin Diaz Drums
Brian Larsen Violin
Jimmy Crawford Guitar
Rebecca Whitling Violin
Dean Back Bass
Tyler Connolly Guitar,Vocals
Tim Hart Drums,Background Vocals
Antonio Cupo Voices
Technical CreditsChad Kroeger Producer
Joe Moi Producer,Engineer
Latif Tayour Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It's better than Nickelbaack...by far. Check out this amazing new band. I can't wait to hear more from them!
Every track is great, from beginning to end.
I got this album the day it came out and d minute i got home i put it in my CD player and just blasted it up and to this day its still in my CD player proving that its good, its the best album out now and probably forever according to me. Tyler Connolley's vocals are amazing, the lyrics, the melodies are so kick a$$. seriously i think EVERYBODY should have this CD...... THEORY ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a really good album. Good rock songs with good melodies. If you like Nickelback, you'll like Theory. (Chad of Nickelback produced them.) Its a keeper!!
the six best songs are produced by chad kroeger (the lead singer of nickelback) doesn't that tell you something.... Nickelback rocks
I first heard Invisible Man on the Spiderman CD (Very good CD).I loved it so much I found out who the artist was and bought the CD the next day. They are totally awesome I've had it 6months and I still can't stop listening to them. Sure they sound like Nickelback but Theory can actually harmonize so it sounds good no matter what they sing.