While I love Vheissu and the songs on Alchemy Index I & II that sound like it, I always thought The Alchemy Index III & IV were the best stuff Thrice ever put out. I wish that band existed on its own, that's how much I love it. I even watched The Boy Who Could Fly so I could understand A Song For Milly Michaelson. It's beautiful, there's nothing else out there like it. It's sad to hear Riley not say the most positive things about the making of the album and the effects of it, but it's still one I'll always keep going back to.
I agree with you. Did you watch the III/IV interview btw? Riley didn't seem to talk as fondly of that one as he did the early stuff. Or maybe it's just me?