Sound — 9
Vheissu was/is a a little different from the normal hardcore punk type songs Thrice normally writes. In my opinion they put the most feeling in the music then they ever had before, making a totally revolutionized sound that I've never heard. It's good though some people don't like it because it's different, I find it a terrific album. But, I have found that some people just like there older punk sound, same thing with me at first I thought the sound change was bad but the sound has kinda got to me and now I love it, but that's just my opinion.
Lyrics — 10
As always Thrice's frontman and song writer Dustin Kensrue doesn't stop blowing me away with the huge passion in his lyrics and also vocally, the way he sings everything just fits with the song perfectly! He add some christian dialect which for some reason got people to think they were changing into a christain band and Kensrue responed to that by saying "If an artist painted an apple and another artist who just happened to be catholic painted the same apple would that make it a christain apple?"
Overall Impression — 10
I have never heard any sound like this as they add in eletric drums as well has the acoustic and also have more keyboard and and synth and also occasionally a rhoads piano and moog synth, making there sound extreamly distinctive. Some songs that impress me are "Atlantic", "Music Box", and "Stand And Feel Your Worth" but all of the songs are also very impressive.I love everything about this album and if it were lost or stolen I would most definitly get it again.