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Editors’ Notes

Doom and dysfunction follow Theory of a Deadman like dark clouds across the tracks of Scars and Souvenirs. This isn’t news, of course — numerous post-grunge and alt-metal groups have erected entire careers upon angst, but what's a bit different here is leader Tyler Connolly’s growing emotional maturity. Tracks like “So Happy,” “Bad Girlfriend” and “Crutch” find Connolly still raking ex-friends and lovers over the coals until their juices sizzle. “Hate My Life” extends this free-floating anger into a wider commentary upon societal breakdown. On these cuts and others, Connolly’s wounded-beast vocals and lacerating guitar licks tear into his victims with righteous bite. But beyond such bruise-inducing tunes, the band shows an increasing ability to deliver bona fide ballads, some of them actually tinged with hope. The uplifting “Heaven (Little by Little)” especially displays a measure of compassion towards a troubled loved one. Musically TOAD continues to invite comparisons with Nickelback’s heavy-treading sound, but there are signs on Scars and Souvenirs that this band is slowly moving away from the grind and gloom of ‘90s grunge towards a fresher form of catharsis.

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WARNING -This version is heavily edited!

If you want the clean version of Scars & Souvenirs, this is your version. Bad Girlfriend is edited beyond what even the radio edits it. Pay the extra few bucks and get the Special Edition, trust me on this.

Scars & Souvenirs Possibly The Best CD Of 2008!

I just bought the cd. Got home, put it in, and listened to the whole thing. The cd is awesome. I don't own any of their other cds, but they are a good band. "So Happy" is probably my favorite song on the album, but it's the kind of rare album where all the songs are awesome. Thanks for reading. I recommend buying the whole album.


Formed: Vancouver, British Columbia, Cana

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Vancouver, Canada's Theory of a Deadman became the first act to sign with Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger's 604 Records imprint in 2001. Tyler Connolly (vocals/guitar) reportedly slipped a copy of the band's demo to Kroeger at a post-concert party and the two were soon collaborating on songs together. One of these, "Invisible Man," was used as the B-side for 2002's wildly successful Spider-Man theme "Hero" (a Kroeger collaboration with Saliva singer Josey Scott), and anticipated Theory of a Deadman's...
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Scars & Souvenirs, Theory of a Deadman
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Alternative
  • Released: Apr 01, 2008
  • Clean

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