I wasn't sure what had just happened the first time I listened to it. I thought maybe it was just a fluke, maybe it wasn't as good as I had thought. So I put it aside listened to a few other albums for a while then came back to it a few more times. Every time I listened, it was like hearing it for the first time. I'm trying not to gush but I wouldn't say I'm exaggerating, the album is just that good. I can't speak for fans of the band since previous to this I wasn't really into Thrice, but for newcomers like myself already engrossed in the genre this album just stands out and rises above.
The album starts with what sounds like a slightly low quality, out of tune, unplugged, electric guitar riff, that sounds like something from The Pixies. Then everything just explodes and comes in. Dustin Kensrue belting out "It's gonna rain, it's gonna rain, until the levee breaks" will certainly tug at the heartstrings. Blood On The Sand is a standout track. It's got a fast tempo and a catchy chorus. It rocks hard with the heavy bassline and backing chants. It's an awesome melodic hardcore song. Wake Up almost has a bluesy feel to it keeping things interesting.
Easily the best track (they're all good) is one of the singles they released called Black Honey. It's so far my favorite song of 2016. It's Folky and punk all at the same time. It's emotional and dark. The chorus is just utterly perfect. The video released for the song also manages to capture the intensity of the song just right. Everything about the song, the vocals, the odd guitar work the permeates the verses, the way everything drags out especially at the end, just works together so well.
2016 has already given us some of the best albums and it shows no signs of stopping. Thrice's To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere is peak Post Hardcore. Everything works so well together, this band has an overwhelming amount of talent and it all pours out on this album. It's heavy, it's dark, it's fast, it's folky, it's intense, it's everything you could ask for from an album. Most importantly it's entertaining all the way through.