Theory of a Deadman (or TOAD) is a rock band from Delta, British Columbia, Canada signed by Nickelback's Chad Kroeger to 604 Records.
With their self-titled debut, Theory Of A Deadman became the flagship act for Nickelback's label 604. Another fringe benefit came by way of the SPIDERMAN soundtrack, where this Canadian quartet's "Invisible Man" not only appeared, but the band's guitarist Tyler Connolly was invited to team up with Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger on the mega-hit "Hero." Kroeger further helped out by co-writing half of the material on Theory Of A Deadman's debut. In a quest to "appeal to 16-year-old girls as well as 35-year-old guys," Connolly steeps most of his subject matter in the muck and mire of love while tending a garden of crunchy riffs and pounding rhythms.
Songs like "Nothing Could Come Between Us" and the chugging bittersweet "Point To Prove" switch from devotion to devastation on a dime while the squalling "What You Deserve" strikes a pose of defiance in the face of a flamed-out relationship. Aside from the introspective and anti-suicide "The Last Song," Theory Of A Deadman keeps it basic for fans looking for a fix between Nickelback and Creed albums.
Additional personnel includes: Brian Larson (violin); Joshua Greenlaw (viola); Charles Inkman (cello); Robin Diaz, Danny Craig (drums).
Original Release Year: 2002
Genre: Hard Rock
01. Invisible Man
02. Nothing Could Come Between Us
03. Make Up Your Mind
04. Point To Prove
05. Leg To Stand On
06. What You Deserve
07. The Last Song
08. Say I'm Sorry
09. Any Other Way