The Illusion of Safety (Thrice album)

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The Illusion of Safety
Studio album by Thrice
Released February 5, 2002
Recorded July 2001 at Salad Days Studio, Beltsville, Maryland
Genre Emo, skate punk, post-hardcore, melodic metalcore
Length 38:33
Label Sub City
Producer Brian McTernan
Thrice chronology
Identity Crisis
(2001)
The Illusion of Safety
(2002)
The Artist in the Ambulance
(2003)

The Illusion of Safety is the second album by American rock band Thrice, released in 2002 through Sub City Records. It is the last Thrice album released on the label before it was signed to Island Records. The album was recorded in Beltsville, Maryland. A portion of the proceeds from the release of the album were donated to A Place Called Home, a non-profit youth center in South Central Los Angeles.

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
SputnikMusic 5/5 stars[2]
Punknews.org 4.5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media (6.0/10)[4]

"The Illusion of Safety" received generally positive reviews, the average ratings on Amazon.com and iTunes are both 5 stars. Many reviews applauded the polished mix of melodic hardcore, that was heavily influenced by emotive hardcore, and punk. The album was widely praised for its buzz-saw guitar riffs, lyrical depth and song structure.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Dustin Kensrue, all music composed by Dustin Kensrue, Teppei Teranishi, Eddie Breckenridge and Riley Breckenridge.

No. Title Length
1. "Kill Me Quickly"   2:46
2. "A Subtle Dagger"   1:48
3. "See You in the Shallows"   2:35
4. "Betrayal Is a Symptom"   2:49
5. "Deadbolt"   3:00
6. "In Years to Come"   2:16
7. "The Red Death"   2:14
8. "A Living Dance Upon Dead Minds"   3:32
9. "Where Idols Once Stood"   3:08
10. "Trust"   2:54
11. "To Awake and Avenge the Dead"   3:06
12. "So Strange I Remember You"   3:42
13. "The Beltsville Crucible"   4:37
Total length:
38:33

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
US Billboard Top Independent Albums[7] 14
Top Heatseekers 20
Top Internet Albums 22

References[edit]