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Nickelback: Brixton Academy, London

Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 10 December 2003

MAYBE IT'S BECAUSE they're from Vancouver, but Nickelback are a different species from the current wave of fashionable US metal. Whereas the likes of Korn or Staind sound so dark and diabolical that you could only imagine that they were saved in the nick of time from hanging themselves before they went onstage, Nickelback seem cheerful and well adjusted, and actually enjoy communicating with the crowd.

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