Sound — 10
Thrice really took on a metal edge here in The Illusion Of Safety. And they are very, very good at it. They've made the perfect blend of metal, post-hardcore, and punk, so the product is something completely new and inspirational.
Lyrics — 10
Dustin Kensrue, as I've said before in other reviews, is one of the best writers I've ever heard of. He has deep messages in his songs, and he writes them so well, that the lyrics are a form of art unto themselves. They fit very well to the music, with his perfectly timed screams, and his obvious singing skill.
Overall Impression — 10
This album is one of my favorites ever. There is not one bad song on the CD, and in fact, all the songs are equally impressive and beautiful. On this album, Thrice has clearly demonstrated their skill, and their amazing songwriting skills. If lost, I would instantly buy another copy. Very good album. Perfect 10/10 on everything.