Thrice isn't a Christian band, however. Though they are steadfast Christians, religion does not overwhelm their lyrical subject matter and, at that, rarely makes obvious appearances. All Left Out, however, bases their songs entirely around their religious beliefs and tribulations.
These guys were selling this CD outside of a Fall Out Boy show back in May. I liked what I heard, but I attempted to bullshit the guy selling it by saying that I already had it so I could save some money. I felt bad about it, and the music was good, so I ended up buying it after the show. $10 well spent. They were also pretty good on Warped Tour.
I love these guys. They are the epitome of DIY. Even though they've already gone the equivalent of Gold in New Zealand, they're fighting for every show here in the States. Granted, Gold status in New Zealand is like 30,000 copies or something small because NZ's population is tiny.
Regardless, they played a show at a small club in Kent, Ohio, and they rocked out. They were also the nicest dudes. They were cool enough to do a video interview for the KSU TV station on the spot, right outside the club.
Bottom line, these guys have heart and they are what punk should be.
As much as I like heavier styles of music over standard sugary pop-punk, I really enjoyed their last CD and hope they gain some success just because of how hard they worked and the quality of people they are.