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The Alchemy Index: Vol. I & II: Fire & Water (Double)

Vagrant 478

Released on October 16, 2007

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Fall 2007 marks the release of the first two volumes of the series -- Fire & Water. For Thrice, it's the realization of a year-long process of writing and recording, which was done primarily in the band's own studio and engineered by guitarist Teppei Teranishi, without the assistance of an outside producer.

Thrice fans will likely find the thundering strains of Fire to be the most familiar of the four EPs, with the kind of blistering riffs and captivating melodies the band has built a career upon. From the opening bombast of "Firebreather" to the towering, unforgettable "Burn the Fleet," with its Elliot Smith meets Isis vibe, Fire exhibits a Thrice who still know how to punish with decibels, and with greater force and impact than ever before.

Water, on the other hand, offers some of the most subdued textures the band have explored to date, and makes extensive use of a palette of electronic sounds, particularly for rhythms and synthesized effects. Haunting and beautiful, Water is an aural aquatic voyage as serene as it is somber, with the shimmering bliss of "Open Water" naturally coexisting with the dark, moody "The Whaler" and the groundbreaking and evocative instrumental track, "Night Diving."

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Song Titles
# Song Name Popularity
1 Firebreather Voted #2  14%
2 The Messenger  11%
3 Backdraft  1%
4 The Arsonist Voted #1  18%
5 Burn The Fleet  7%
6 The Flame Deluge  6%
7 Digital Sea  5%
8 Open Water Voted #3  12%
9 Lost Continent  7%
10 Night Diving  7%
11 The Whaler  10%
12 Kings Upon The Main  3%
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Russell. from Parma, OH 
Feb 7 2008 Rating: 2/5 Stars

I think this CD is crap. I have listened to it 6 times since it came out, and every time I go to listen to it it is like a chore to do so. I still cannot pick one song out of this tedium that stands apart form the rest of this oh so unremarkable album. It is pretty background music for a drive, but watch out that you don't fall asleep. I also don't appreciate the marketing scam of putting 2 lame ass ep's together and calling it an album and making it cost more. Even better is the fact that they are going to do it again. Lame. This shit should have been bonus tracks on better albums. Thrice is a great band, but they really need to get over themselves. They should focus more on rocking out then on ego gratifying pretention and fluff.

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