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The Illusion of Safety

Thrice Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 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 WOW!!!!! March 8 2004
Format:Audio CD
What more can i say about this album its the best i have in my collection, its the one i always come back to after hearing other lame albums and its the one i listen to when im feeling pissed off or just wanna enjoy myself. I own all the thrice albums and i believe this to be the best one. Dustins lyrics are always meaningful, emotional and intelligient whether he be screaming them or just singing melodically. But i personally feel that Teppei is the real star of this album with his amazingly catchy and complex sounding riffs that weave in and out with Eddie and Rileys bass and drum beats.
Kill me Quickly **** (great way to start the album off when the beat drops halfway through the song its amazing)
A Subtle Dagger *** (good, short song one of the hardest on the album)
See You in the Shallows ***** (one of my favs on the album great overall song everything fits in perfectly)
Betrayal is a symptom **** (good song starts very hard but has great lyrics, very poetic)
Deadbolt ***** (Oh my God! this is like the best song ever, definitely the best on the album, but that just says the quality of the album, words wont do it justice so just buy the album even if its just for this song it would be standout on any album trust me!)
In Years to come **** (First hearing this was the one song i probably disliked the most but it has a will grow on you and now i think its a great song)
The Red Death **** (The intro is off the hook!!! as is the solo halfway through the song, this is Teppei at his best)
A Living Death Upon Dead Minds ***** (Wow!!! if it wasnt for Deadbolt this would a standout song of the album along with See You in the Shallows.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A welcome dose of insanity Dec 28 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is a tremendous release. While I try to be accepting to everything, and will admit that I enjoy some of the more mainstream acts in this part of the music world (Taking Back Sunday, etc...) I can't deny that I'm growing sick of hearing the same stuff re-hashed over and over. Boy Sets Fire has been one of my favorite harder acts for quite a while, and it wasn't until I picked up this album that I found anything I felt came close to that.
"The Illusion of Safety" is one of the most energetic albums I've ever heard, and it makes me think that the band must be pretty happy their current touring schedule is restricting them to short sets otherwise I don't know how they'd survive. The thing that is so impressive about this album is that it operates at an absolutely insane tempo with tons of screaming and absolutely brilliant guitar, but still manages to be absurdly catchy and hook driven.
The song that best illustrates the best qualities of this band would have to be "Deadbolt". What makes Thrice so good is the almost unnatural speed of the guitar, and just how catchy the growly/scream vocals are. From about the 0:40 second mark until about 1:30 is one of the best peices of hard punk music in the past 15 years. Be sure to check this out.
Again, I can't stress how much I enjoy this release. The guitar work is amazing and just a blast to listen to. If you are a fan of Boy Sets Fire, Rise Against, or Waterdown this is definitely an act for you to check out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great ordering experience. No snags, item came in good time. No quality issues.
Published 2 days ago by Marc Caron
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Album Ever Made
Aight everybody. This album is off the hook peepz! If you truly like rock then you will fall in love with album. Read more
Published on June 3 2004 by uchi
5.0 out of 5 stars Emocore meets Metalcore
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... Read more
Published on May 18 2004 by xThriceTestedx
5.0 out of 5 stars FME
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.
Published on May 9 2004 by TomFizaro
5.0 out of 5 stars A must own album!
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... Read more
Published on April 30 2004 by Eric Reichmuth
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Thrice Record
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. Read more
Published on March 16 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Now thats better
What an improvement.
This album is so much better that Identity Crisis. I loved it mainly because of the talent involved. Read more
Published on March 13 2004 by Leigh Hannah
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrice- BEST underground band
This is by far the best band not known to the public, and this cd is by far the best one they have ever made! All the songs on it are pure Energy and emotion. Read more
Published on Feb. 19 2004 by Poop crap
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
This is one of the best cds I own. If you are looking at this review to decide to buy it or not, this is Thrice's best album. Read more
Published on Feb. 18 2004 by akaEric
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahhhh.
Look at the number of stars.
I do not need to further explain my intentions.
Published on Feb. 15 2004 by M. Monger
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