* ContestedSequel: ''Transit of Venus'' is either their best album, or them selling out to mainstream pop.
* CriticalDissonance: Like Music/{{Seether}}, they generally garner mixed reviews from music critics. However, among music fans, they're actually one of the more well regarded post-grunge bands in existence.
* EpicRiff: Just about all of their songs, though "Just Like You," "Pain," "Animal I Have Become," and "Break" stand out.
* FaceOfTheBand: Adam, of course, which the label and/or manager seems to be aware of.
** TheBandMinusTheFace: The remaining 3 members plan to avert this fate.
* FanVid: A popular target of them.
* FridgeBrilliance: "Pain" could be taken as either wangsty, vaguely masochistic or [[WordSaladLyrics Word Salad]]. Taken in the context of Adam's painkiller addiction, the lyric "I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all" takes on a new light...
* HarsherInHindsight: The last single "The High Road" is about looking for a way out which was followed by Gontier quitting the band, especially if you think of it as Adam singing it to the other members
* [[NightmareFuel/MusicVideos Nightmare Fuel: Music Videos]]
* ReplacementScrappy: Brad's brother Matt Walst, singer for My Darkest Days has already received this reaction after it was announced he'd be filling in for vocal duties on the tours following Adam Gontier's resignation from the band. That is if [[http://loudwire.com/adam-gontier-leaves-three-days-grace-replaced-by-my-darkest-days-matt-walst/ the re-recordings with his voice are anything to go by]].
* SignatureSong: Probably I Hate Everything About You, with Animal I Have Become offering a challenge to the title (they even finish some shows with it).
** "Never Too Late" could also be in the running considering it was a big pop hit.
** "Break" did fairly well on rock radio, and seems to be one of their most-liked songs in recent years.
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* {{Wangst}}: Their early work.