why is everyone giving this cd such rave reviews??? maybe because they changed their sound to be so much more acsesable to a larger audince, so more people will listen and like. I know the hardcore kids must be screaming "sell-out", but i really dont care if they are or not i dont like cds based on that viewpoint. Though, i do feel thrice has lost there agressive edge...songs like paper tigers are my favorite, as i have been listening to heavier stuff latley (in flames, killswitch, god forbid, children of bodom, unearth...). This is a alright cd though, to me not enough screaming, but if tehy wont scream, then songs like stare at the sun make up for it with there emotion. I saw one reviewer that said "this cd has too much screaming that ruins it"... well, in case u havent noticed, the hardcore and metal bands that are the best, scream most of the time, or on occasion. The bled, scars of tomorow, every time i die, unearth, as i lay dying, atreyu...these are all either metal-core or hardcore, and yes, all of them scream, and....guess what??!! they are TALENTED!!! get used to screaming, it adds so much more to this type of music.
Anyways, if you are planning on buying this, dont get it yet. get some earlier releases (and listen to thrice's song Phoenix Ignition), then go to this. you most likely wont be to dissapoineted as thier are some redeming songs on this album tho