Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
The Illusion of Safety has been added to your Cart
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: The case shows normal wear. The CD shows very minor wear if any at all.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • The Illusion of Safety
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

The Illusion of Safety


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Amazon Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, April 5, 2002
"Please retry"
$11.99
$6.97 $0.01
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Hot Hot

$11.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Illusion of Safety + The Artist in the Ambulance + Identity Crisis
Price for all three: $30.97

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews


Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song Title Time Price
listen  1. Kill Me Quickly 2:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. A Subtle Dagger 1:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. See You In The Shallows 2:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Betrayal Is A Symptom 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Deadbolt 3:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. In Years To Come 2:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The Red Death 2:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. A Living Dance Upon Dead Minds 3:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Where Idols Once Stood 3:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Trust 2:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. To Awake And Avenge The Dead 3:07$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. So Strange I Remember You 3:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. The Beltsville Crucible 4:35$1.29  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 5, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hopeless Records
  • ASIN: B00005YTRR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,128 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Thrice mixes the "emo" punk style with hardcore screaming and metal.
Dan
The Illusion of Safety is the best album that Thrice has pumped out so far.
Jake Larsen
Anyone who is looking to start out on Thrice should buy this cd first.
"bonehead8205"

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Dan on January 31, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This album was recommended to me by the Wickerman and Tyke Chandler (two great reviewers on this site), and I have to give a great thanks to them because it's an album I'm enjoying very much. As I said, it's intelligent and diverse music, that goes way beyond "punk".
Thrice mixes the "emo" punk style with hardcore screaming and metal. Dustin Kensrue, the singer, can go from singing in a melodic voice to an intense scream, and can do it well. The guitarists are pretty good. They don't just play 3 chords; there are guitar harmonies and solos reminiscent of Iron Maiden. The drummer is insanely good. He's fast, but his fills are thought out and perfectly executed. Yes, this is a very talented band.
The songs rarely exceed 3 minutes. I usually listen to metal or progressive rock, so I'm generally used to longer songs, but Thrice can do so much so well in 3 minutes that the songs are just as strong as many of the longer ones I like. The music can go from melodic/emo to hardcore punk, with heavy riffing like Metallica and guitar harmonies like Iron Maiden. These guys are pretty diverse.
The lyrics blew me away. Rarely are bands this intelligent. I guess I shouldn't really go into the lyrics, but I'll just say they are very memorable and they'll make you think. I don't want to go on for too long here so I'll just say if you happen to be reading this review, try this. There's a good chance you'll like it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jake Larsen on October 11, 2003
Format: Audio CD
The Illusion of Safety is the best album that Thrice has pumped out so far. The guitar is amazing. This CD could still be one of the top selling albums without any lyrics. You can feel the passion of the band flowing through the your speakers on every song. The difference between this album and The Artist in the Ambulance is that order in which it was written. For the Illusion of Safety, the instrumentals were written first. All of the guitar, bass, and drum parts were completed before the vocals were ever imagined. Dustin had to write each song so that it would fit-in with the instrumentals. On the Artist in the Ambulance, Dustin had written every song before any instrumentals were composed. The passion in The Illusion of Safety is mainly in the instrumentals, but that doesn't mean that the lyrics aren't heart-filled. Each song is extremely powerful and fun to listen to. If there you are looking for a CD that combines harcore, emo, punk, and a few other genres, buy this album. you won't regret it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By philster on March 11, 2002
Format: Audio CD
My how the music scene can change in such a short time. A year ago I was gung-ho about the whole sing/scream thing... Thursday, Boy Sets Fire, et al. Now, my appreciation for those bands has diminished by the sheer number of other groups that have worn that style out and done a mediocore job (Glasseater, anyone?). At first, I wrote Thrice off as another one of these middle-of-the-road emo/hardcore/we-want-to-appeal-to-everyone-core bands. Yet, for some reason or another, I took a chance and bought this album. Boy was I wrong. This is what the whole sing/scream thing should be about. A great thing about these guys is that their foundation is in new school punk. It's nice to hear some post-hardcore that isn't so overwrought with Quicksand and Fugazi influences. So yeah, there are some great punk tunes on here, with melodic guitar leads and pretty vocal harmonies. Then, out of nowhere, the band gets dirty on you. The drummer spazzes out, the guitarist busts out the Iron Maiden riffs (thankfully devoid of any gimmick or novelty), and those pretty vocals become manly screams. The punk/hardcore transitions are smooth, and they experiment with many song structures and moods. The variety here is quite commendable. The band mainly creates solid songs within their own consistent sound, but they still are able to reach hard and soft extremes with skill. My only complaint is that some of these songs are definitely filler. Some of the songs also are a bit too schizophrenic, leaving a perfectly good hook behind far too early on. All in all, though, this is a thought-provoking, creative, inspiring album. Well done.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By The Wickerman on July 27, 2002
Format: Audio CD
As a devoted fan of heavy metal and progressive rock, I've never really had any interest in anything "emo" or "indie" (in fact, I'm still not really sure what those terms mean), and because of it, I nearly missed out on this band. However, my friend Tyke Chandler laid a lot of praise on them, so I decided to give them a try. This just goes to show that it pays to keep an open mind.
This album is just amazing. Thrice combines emo and punk with the 80's metal style of Iron Maiden, and the result is stunning. Dustin and Teppei are an incredible guitar duo. They will lead you through fast riffs, jaw-dropping harmonies, and Dave Murray-like solos. Even more amazing is the fact that most of these songs don't even top 3 minutes. I haven't heard an album that packed so much greatness into such short songs since Slayer's "Reign in Blood". You won't believe they did all that in just a couple of minutes. The Breckenridge brothers make an excellent rhythm section. Eddie lays down some awesome bass grooves, and Riley's drumming is just too great. Check out that constant drum roll in the first verse of "Where Idols Once Stood". Wow. That's not a double bass pedal either, he's doing it with his hands. It would take a great singer to front all this, but Dustin's vocals are more than adequate. He goes from screaming to singing softly, and does a great job with both.
This album is just perfect. I recommend this album to everyone, fans of metal, prog., hardcore, emo, punk, whatever. No matter your tastes, there's a very good chance you'll like this. If you like Papa Roach (the second album moreso than the first), you'll definitely appreciate this. They're similar bands, but Thrice is far more talented.
Judging by the likes of Dashboard Confessional and Saves the Day, I would say that emo rock will never be my first choice for music, but hey, one great band is certainly better than none.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Illusion of Safety
This item: The Illusion of Safety
Price: $11.99
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?