I always thought Thrice to be more punk than anything else. Probably wrong to think that but there you go.
yeah, see that's sort of what i was talking about: thrice started with a heavily influenced punk sound above hardcore in their first albums; however, they only really only kept the drum and pace of punk (which grabbed my attention). thrice separated themselves from punk by itself, adding great guitar pieces and organized vocals (singing, yelling, and screaming). people tend to like the albums following the first (identity crisis) and those stopping before their fifth (vheissu; their third album being an ep called if we could only see us now) where their genre veers off from the punk more and more then glides into more melodic sounds before the dramatic pop conversion; right in between has an amazing sound. you should check it out, i honestly haven't found a single person who doesn't at least like one album; even people who dislike guitar music in general have given thrice an exception.