It has been three years since Theory of a Deadman’s gold record “Scars and Souvenirs,” but rest assured these Canadian rockers are back to unleash hell. The band’s fourth studio album, “The Truth Is” delivers plenty of that hard-hitting rock that Theory of a Deadman fans came to love in their first three albums.
The album kicks off with “Lowlife,” a heavy track with a little southern twist. This track sets the pace for the rest of the album, and creates a perfect segway into the next track, “Bitch Came Back.” Although it is a hook drenched, radio-friendly tune, this track has the same gritty appeal as Puddle of Mudd’s “She Hates Me,” and will be an anthem for disgruntled lovers.
“The Truth is” could be the perfect album for someone who has a serious axe to grind for an ex-girlfriend/boyfriend. “Bitch Came Back” is only the beginning. The album is chock full of love/hate songs like “Love is Hell” and “The Truth is (I Lied About Everything),” which will have you singing along to the catchy melodies while putting your fist through a wall.
On the other hand, tracks like “Out of My Head” give you that warm, fuzzy feeling you don’t always expect from gritty rock bands like “Theory of a Deadman.” Then of course there is a ukulele on the title track, which creates the impression that Theory isn’t always so lewd and crude.
Still, “The Truth Is” retains Theory of a Deadman’s in-your- face rock style that fans know and love. It is packed with the same heavy guitar, thundering bass and catchy beats that helped catapult “Scars and Souvenirs” to gold status. However, this album is undoubtedly “bigger and badder.” Take “Scars and Souvenirs,” add big hooks, big bridges, and a heap of aggression and you have the recipe for a batch of climactic tracks known as “The Truth Is.” Whether you’re dealing with a recent break-up, looking to unleash some pent up anger, or just looking for an album to sing along to in your car, the truth is this album is for you.