This is a great way to start an album. The opening guitar catches you, leads through the great climb until it stops, pauses, and then explodes. The kind of start that gets you excited to hear the rest of the songs.
No matter what sound they come out with, Thrice always makes it sound awesome. They can even sell me mainstream pop if they wanted...well that would destroy the whole persona that Thrice is, and they can never be tainted by mainstream. \m/