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Illusion of Safety
     

The Illusion of Safety

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by Thrice
 

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The outbursts of '80s thrash, classic British metal, and post-punk melodies forge The Illusion of Safety into an emocore epic of rare proportions. Atypically dynamic for its genre, Thrice stabs at punk-pop with grandiose guitar harmonies, hardcore vocal wails, and a Metallic (note the big "M") chunk that transforms its emo turnarounds

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The outbursts of '80s thrash, classic British metal, and post-punk melodies forge The Illusion of Safety into an emocore epic of rare proportions. Atypically dynamic for its genre, Thrice stabs at punk-pop with grandiose guitar harmonies, hardcore vocal wails, and a Metallic (note the big "M") chunk that transforms its emo turnarounds into progressive hardcore theater. These design accomplishments warrant recommendation by themselves, but when the hooks of "Deadbolt" and "A Living Dance Upon Dead Minds" are set, Thrice reveals a stunning pop instinct that invites comparison to late-'90s rock & roll greats like At the Drive-In. Less inspired moments ("The Red Death") resemble Incubus on crank -- superior for sure, but annoyingly familiar. The emocore filler that concludes The Illusion of Safety ("So Strange I Remember You," "The Beltsville Crucible") verifies the group's fallibility. Probably the class of any No Motiv record, these tracks come off like throwaways here. One great producer away from unanimous Top Ten status, Thrice demonstrates transcendent potential on this 2001 sophomore full-length.

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Release Date:
12/02/2016
Label:
Sub City Records
UPC:
0790692002115
catalogNumber:
21
Rank:
4515

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The Illusion of Safety 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is amazing. There are not words to describe the amzing lyrics, vocals and hard-hitting rock that this album exudes. It's melodic enough for mass acceptance but it's fierce enough to be enjoyed by even the most pretentious of punks. So it you havn't heard Thrice, buy this album, because you're going to get it eventually anyway.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album rocks it is very energetic and gets you going no matter what mood you are in.A definite plus to add to your cd collection.Try it for yourself to know what i mean.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great punk band. a living dance upon dead minds is my favorite song. the band has so much energy and the music is sooo good. every1 should get this album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
wow this is a good CD. No, I mean really wow! It's a great disc for anyone that likes really hard hitting, high energy music. But beyoned that, I think it can be easily enjoyed by anyone that likes to do more than listen to music. The lyrics are very powerful and reflective. This is emphasized my the fact that their vocalist is exceptional at what he does. His voice can go from rough to melodic faster than i can say...well, ''rough to melodic.'' so at any rate If you don't own this CD, you should.