Once.. Twice.. Thrice.. Now We’re Rolling
It’s Thrice’s third album, and they just keep getting better. The Artist in the Ambulance shows us the band’s evolution as they continue to stitch together the jump and energy of punk and hardcore while avoiding the sloppy, ‘drowned’ sound of screamed vocals. Don’t think of them as too heavy though, as the guitars and drums are also clean and jam-able – without becoming poppy. From intense songs such as â€šÃ„ÃºSilhouetteâ€šÃ„Ã¹ or the slightly gentler but still dynamic â€šÃ„ÃºStare at the Sun,â€šÃ„Ã¹ The Artist is never boring and gets more enjoyable the louder itâ€šÃ„Ã´s played.If you haven’t heard Thrice yet, chances are you will soon as the band continues to gain exposure and expand through touring. If you want to get a ‘sneak peak’ of their music however, you’ll be doing the world a favor by not going to the Internet; as proceeds from this album – as all others the band’s recorded – go to charity groups and fund raisers. Check out their site for samples and to learn about a good group of guys trying to make a difference, and putting out great music while they do it.