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The Illusion of Safety

Thrice Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
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1. Kill Me Quickly
2. A Subtle Dagger
3. See You In The Shallows
4. Betrayal Is A Symptom
5. Deadbolt
6. In Years To Come
7. The Red Death
8. A Living Dance Upon Dead Minds
9. Where Idols Once Stood
10. Trust
11. To Awake And Avenge The Dead
12. So Strange I Remember You
13. The Beltsville Crucible

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5.0 out of 5 stars Once again, Thrice kicks rear! July 8 2004
Format:Audio CD
First off, I see a lot of reviews stating that they're not exactly sure what emos is or sounds like. Defining emo is difficult, as it is a broad category, but it can be divided three ways:
Power pop (similar to geek rock) - Promise Ring, Weezer, etc.
Emo - Sense Field
Post-hardcore - Thursday, Texas is the Reason
While Thrice tends to capture a fair portion of the post-hardcore sound, I would say they're closer to punk and indie rock. "The Illusion of Safety" represents this amalgam with speed, aggression, and melody, perhaps more than the other two major releases, "The Artist in the Ambulance" and "Idenity Crisis".
Thrice separates themselves from other bands of these genres with their intricate strumming and patterns, ranging from the metal breakdown near the end of "To Awake and Avenge the Dead" to the bluesy intro of "So Strange I Remember You". The songs on this album are cleaner and catchier than those on the more hardcore-laden "Identity Crisis", while being less mainstream and metal-sounding than "The Artist in the Ambulance". Overall, my favorite release by Thrice, as it starts strong, ends strong, and kicks rear everywhere in between.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the Best June 25 2004
Format:Audio CD
Well i first heard of thrice when i was looking at the band list for warped tour 2003. I downloaded a few songs by several bands, including several from thrice...it was the best thing i have ever done. I instantly loved the music and promptly went out and bought "The Illusion of Safety."
I am not really sure how to catergorize Thrice. Whether they are punk, hardcore, or alternative, they still play some killer guitars, a feat that not many bands can claim to have accomplished these days. Every member of the band plays their instrument well and Dustin's vocals strike a happy medium between singing and screaming, in fact, the mix between the two is just about perfect, not too much screaming and it is tasteful, unlike some bands.
The songs are almost all very fast, with songs like Deadbolt and The Beltsville Crucible stretching the limits of what i thought was possible to play on a guitar. There are also slower songs such as Trust, which is still very good. This is the best Thrice cd out there in my opinion, closely beating out Identity Crisis. Anyone who is looking to start out on Thrice should buy this cd first.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Album Ever Made June 4 2004
By uchi
Format:Audio CD
Aight everybody. This album is off the hook peepz! If you truly like rock then you will fall in love with album. Thrice's best songs are on this album and every single one of them are awsome. The next best choice you got is their album The Artist In The Ambulance but this album is far better! If you don't believe me then fine. I dont care. You are just missin out on the best band that ever played. Peace.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Emocore meets Metalcore May 19 2004
Format:Audio CD
Thrice has hit a great note with The Illusion Of Safety. The opening droning guitar to the screaming lead in on the first track, "Kill Me Quickly", to the melodic drumming of the closing track, "The Belstville Crucible", Thrice has an incredible album. I think that this album is the best Thrice has ever produced. The Artist in the Ambulance is too poppy to produce the anger and emotion in their lyrics. The Illusion of Safety has that hard, distorted edge that goes with emocore, but From Autumn to Ashes like metalcore riffs. Any emo, emocore, hardcore, or metalcore fan would love the Illusion of Safety.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FME May 9 2004
Format:Audio CD
Thrice is amazing and If you liked showoff check out chris from showoffs new band Farewell My Enemy at [...] they are really f'n awesome.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must own album! April 30 2004
Format:Audio CD
I first heard thrice's deadblot and I knew i wanted the cd. They write powerful and poetic lyrics, and they actually know how to play their instruments unlike most punk/emo/hardcore bands that strum power chords for full songs. The singer Dustin has a great voice, he can growl, scream, and sing punk. This is a cd that you can listen to front to back, although i think song 3,6,12, and 13 are a little to pop. The rest of the songs are a hardcore masterpeice. The best song has to be "To awake and avenge the dead" it rocks hard with a cool riff. "The Red Death" is a great song but i laugh when I hear the "solo" no offense to Teppei the guitarist (who is one of the better new guitar players) but that solo was pathetic. Other than that i love this cd and i think anyone that likes screamo/hardcore shoulf own this cd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Thrice Record March 17 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Thrice makes another great record. Lead guitar in this album is great. Teppei is a guitar god. Theres lots of fast and slow songs, so theres somethin that we can all like i guess. You can tell that theres more metal influence but at the same time punk influence in this record. Whats cool about this record is the songs aren't the beat through out the song. Like one part it's real fast then it becomes slow so you never know what to expect. Great great record.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Now thats better March 13 2004
Format:Audio CD
What an improvement.
This album is so much better that Identity Crisis. I loved it mainly because of the talent involved. The drum work is catchy and fantastic and the guitar just blew me away, and trust me, being a guitarist, i would know. As for the lyrics, it sounds as if Dustin has been writing songs for over ten years. its fantastic. he's songs actually mean something, unlike most of the crap out today. The highlight tracks for me were, Kill Me Quickly, Deadbolt, A Living Dance Upon Dead Minds and So Strange I Remember You.
Dont be put off by bad reviews... go and buy it!
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