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theacademy
Staff Reviewer
September 14th 2018


31248 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

wait hold up dustin is christian?!

spanndrew58
September 14th 2018


66 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I think you could trim the fat and this would be a 4.5. If I could give it a 3.75 I would. The stronger 6-8 songs would have made a killer ep.

Scheumke
September 14th 2018


16 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Heard of them but never listened to them before now. It's ok I guess. Couple of good songs on here but a couple of forgettable ones.

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ClungeAbsentia
September 14th 2018


95 Comments


"best new music"

Eldar777
September 14th 2018


167 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

IMHO this is the best album they've done since The Alchemy Index (maybe on par with Beggars, it's hard to tell for now). Finally it has more experimentation and Vheissu-like complexity, which the latter records lacked. Also it is super diverse which i think is good after TBEITBN was pretty much all heavy and straightforward.



Regarding Beyond The Pines I like that they didn't went back to more powerful version of the chorus because it would be super obvious — we hear it on almost every damn record.



Honestly Palms feels like an exact continuation of The AI:

The Grey, Only Us, A Branch In The River, Hold Up A Light — Fire

The Dark — Water

Just Breath, My Soul, Everything Belongs — Air

Blood On Blood and Beyond The Pines — Earth







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Captain Civic
September 14th 2018


377 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thrice is not a Christian band. Dustin (and maybe some of the other members) may be Christian, but that doesn't make them a Christian band.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
September 14th 2018


31248 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

they are a Christian band you idiot and christ likely saved thrice by protecting the good boys from metoo urges

SowingSeason
Moderator
September 14th 2018


27703 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Great stuff Chan.

I'm about to dive in.

Fearlessflyer1986
September 14th 2018


30 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I believe the rock sound has taken its course with Thrice. I adore how every album has a different sound, but they shine the most when they use deep tones and are a bit heavier. They need to go balls to the wall and rock the fuck out already.

Captain Civic
September 14th 2018


377 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"they are a Christian band you idiot"



No they're not.



"I believe the rock sound has taken its course with Thrice. I adore how every album has a different sound, but they shine the most when they use deep tones and are a bit heavier. They need to go balls to the wall and rock the fuck out already."



Yeah I'm kinda surprised they haven't gone off to do more experimenting. After Vheissu and the Alchemy Index, they've settled into this rock groove. It's not a bad groove, but I'd like to see them either go heavier (shit like Firebreather and Hold Fast Hope) or try playing around more with their sound.

Toondude10
September 14th 2018


13088 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

they used to be a Christian band, not so much anymore



I enjoyed this album tbh, but their last one was better imo.

onionbubs
September 14th 2018


9408 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yea this doing nothing for me, outside of the opener and closer

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Toondude10
September 14th 2018


13088 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

'Beyond The Pines' reminds me of The Dear Hunter's 'Melpomene'

bowlermicah
September 14th 2018


11 Comments


I have a little bit of a problem with hoping someone loses faith to write a good album. It feels a little bit like when people say that they hope their girlfriend/wife cheats on them so they write an angry record again.

That said, this does feel uninspired to me. The raw production combined with electronic elements are jarring, and A Branch In the River sounds like a band that used to be heavy trying to go back to that sound when they just aren't good at writing songs like that anymore.

TrveBarbarian
September 14th 2018


56 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Hurts to rate this so low, but like.. what choice do I have if Dustin is going to repeat Everything Belongs 20 times??

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Lucman
September 14th 2018


892 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Same here, though that's the one song I like.

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MusicinaBox
September 14th 2018


655 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Guys dustin hasnt lost his faith. The Grey, based on a couple interviews, is simply about interpreting things in black and white and the subject nature of words and language. Unless there is somewhere else that has been said i dont buy it.

MusicinaBox
September 14th 2018


655 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

And they are not a Christian band, Dustin is the only one thats religious to my knowledge.

Eldar777
September 14th 2018


167 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah, i've read it too that it is about not being radical about stuff because the truth is in the shades of grey or something

TrveBarbarian
September 14th 2018


56 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Even if they aren't a "Christian Band". He still writes all the lyrics and an overwhelming majority of their songs in the past reference scripture or are blatantly about faith. Especially the Alchemy Index.



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