If you are a Thrice fan, you know what I'm about to say.....I know you've come to expect greatness.
I said it in my last Thrice review for the Album "Beggars", it is a real pleasure to watch these guys grow from album to album. The fact of the matter is Thrice has knocked it out of the park with "Major/Minor". The intensity of this album both lyrically and musically is unmatched in their catalog thus far. That is saying alot, I know, but after the first spin of the album I just felt like something different is happening hear....EVERYTHING WORKS.
I first noticed it with Dustin's vocal delivery. Know Dustin has always been a powerful singer, and no stranger to releasing emotion, however on this album the honesty and connection to the material is just masterful, he means every single word he says and sings. You can't argue that.
Next, THE GUITARS, where do I start, well, they take it to the next level, sound spectacular, and never let it up.
The 1st time I fully disgested Thrice's album Vheissu back in 2005/2006, I thought to myself, okay this is their masterpiece how can they possibly keep this up in the years to come. Well they certainly have from album to album in the years since, and come dangerously close to topping Vheissu here with Minor/Major. But, I dont want to get into comparing the albums, they are seperate projects anyway, and this one is GREAT in it's own way.
Powerhouse performances from all envolved. Good Job Thrice. Again.