Never content with making the same album twice, it’s always exciting to see what Thrice will come up with next. Some people can’t wait for the album to come out and will throw it on the net three months before the actual release date. Unfortunately this was without the consent of the band, causing them to swear a lot and release the album digitally at an earlier date.
Anyway, “Beggars” sees Thrice following up their experimental 4-disc release known as “The Alchemy Index” with a more straightforward rock sound that does still contain some rougher edges here and there. It pretty much combines everything they’ve done over the years, the hardcore of their debut excluded.
Whether it’s a piano-drive song, atmospheric soundscapes or an assault on the eardrums, Thrice has something for everyone with Kensrue’s thoughtful lyrics tying the whole thing together over great melodies and playful rhythms.
Maturing is an ugly word most of the time but as Thrice keeps reinventing themselves, they also keep getting better with every single release.