Post-hardcore outfit Thrice hails from Orange County, California, one of the epicenters of America's punk scene. Thrice's 2000 debut, IDENTITY CRISIS, mixed elements of punk, screamo, and pop with progressive tendencies. Subsequent albums, such as 2002's THE ILLUSION OF SAFETY and 2005's VHEISSU, found the group moving toward a more progressive, musically complex style. Thrice supported these albums with extensive touring, hitting the road with such acts as Samiam, Further Seems Forever, and Coheed & Cambria. In '07 and '08, Thrice released two albums of live material, and a four-part conceptual project entitled THE ALCHEMY INDEX.
Thrice s boundary pushing continues with the second installment of the Alchemy Index series. Volumes 1&2 (Fire & Water), released in October of last year, were met with tremendous critical acclaim and fanfare. Fans and critics were especially impressed with the Water side and just how far the band had pushed the parameters of what they can do as professional musicians. The Earth and Air series show two more sides of the band that anyone has yet to see. The Earth side will showcase a more stripped down, raw element of the band, while Air will expose a more soft rock side. One thing is for certain...no one really knows where Thrice s music is going, and their fans seem to like it just fine that way.
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Though not your typical Thrice album with chants that will melt your head off,
this softer approach to the emo/punk scene is well accomplished. So many
attempts have been made by certain Punk bands but never any as good as Thrice.
This album gives them a different sound. I would say radiohead meets metal.