Much of Vheissu plays like an abridged prog-rock record, with relentlessly transitive song structures creating the illusion of epic duration. Thrice uses scorched-throat screams sparingly, enhancing the impact of its heavy segments. The music complements the lyrics, communicating additional layers of meaning. When Kensrue sings, "I will die for you," his crystalline delivery sells his sincerity, while the baleful backing riffs reinforce the ominous implications of this vow. The lead single, "Image of the Invincible," should be the killer at this gig. Built on a striking chanted chorus, it resembles a less hokey version of P.O.D.'s inspirational anthem "Youth of the Nation."