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The Artist in the Ambulance

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It’s never easy to tell whether mathematically adept hard-rockers like the Orange County-bred boys in Thrice incorporate shifting time signatures to enhance their otherwise straightforward punk-derived thrash or because they’re bored. Thankfully, Thrice are endowed with an unerring (if somewhat hackneyed) melodic sense that tempers their prog-metal tendencies. So whether or not you can tell 7/4 time from the Tennessee waltz, you’ll find enough quality emo-core on the band’s major-label debut to keep your head and heart banging.