All the Right Reasons
"Follow You Home" introduces Nickelback's fourth album with rapid-fire machine gun rhythms (courtesy of replacement drummer Daniel Adair) making way for monstrous guitar riffs, with a wah-wah pedaled solo bleeding into Chad Kroeger's throaty singing as he muses on the mindset of a serial stalker. The album is best known for "Side of a Bullet," a powerful, hard rocking tribute to the late Dimebag Darrell Abbott of Pantera whose haunting, posthumous guitar solo was overdubbed here. Fans of the band's melodramatic power ballads get a couple of back-to-back heart stringers with the romantic "Savin' Me" and the acoustic based "Far Away." The retrospective "Photograph" is a trip down high school memory lane that balances balladry in the verses with heavier, hook-laden choruses.