Sound — 10
Well I just got this EP today because I was curious as to how Thrice handles itself on stage with all the different instruments that were used in Vheissu and I have to say, For Miles, Red Sky, and Of Dust and Nations were even more amazing on the live versions. As for the 2 new songs which were Vheissu B-Sides, Flags of Dawn just blew me away with its epicness. I never saw it coming with such a slow and soft song. When I was expecting the same for Weight of Glory, I became even more amazed to hear Thrice begin with such a revival of their hardcore roots and then combine it with their new evolutional trailblazed material. It was such an amazing combination of the greatest types of songs from about 5-10 years ago with today that I was somewhat relieved to hear the next song as a familiar old tune known as Under a Killing Moon live. It's nice to know that Thrice still recognizes what got them where they are today and appreciates it as much as their new version of themselves.
Lyrics — 10
Dustin appears to put as much raw passion and effort each time he sings. Whether it be live or recorded, it always ends up magnificent and amazing. Not much else to say except that Dustin has always had such a knack for creating not only good lyrics but the ability to sing them so perfectly with every song of theirs.
Overall Impression — 10
Just wow. I was almost as excited after listening to this as I was when I was done Vheissu for the first time. Hearing something with such deep intensity needs a few moments to sink in before you make your decision either this was amazing or this was f--king amazing.