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.
"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.