This could be the summer rocker for the CCM concertgoer with something between revolt and hope throughout.
Artist: Thousand Foot Krutch
Label: Tfk Music
Release Date: June 17, 2016
Duration: 12 tracks, 44:58
Following Thousand Foot Krutch’s (TFK’s) 2014 release of Oxygen: Inhale, Exhale finds the group back to full-speed aggressive rock from the milder side Inhale provided. Mixing spoken word, occasional rap among vocals throughout with thrash guitar and hard hitting rhythm they have found their way back to their roots. Trevor McNevan’s vocals find a home in youthful spirit despite being a fixture for two decades on the CCM rock circuit.
Among a number of classic sounding TFK tunes, "Give Up the Ghost" is not mere party-up for concert fodder but holds court over the remainder of the album with feeling and story well told in its verse. The feeling of hope among despair is displayed in both “Running with Giants” stating all the things a person can be and still be safe in Christ and “Incomplete” similar to many TFK anthems with the chorus sometimes echoing the softer offerings of TFK’s foray into California pop-punk as the band FM Static.
“A Different Kind of Dynamite” and “Adrenaline “ portray the heavy rockers TFK is well known for. The final two songs on the album show both TFK’s musicianship and range with “Born Again” having something special in matching beat to verse that stays with the listener and “Honest” being the sole entry with strings and light vocals giving a message of hope.
TFK’s Exhale, for the most part, seems custom made for live performances. This could be the summer rocker for the CCM concertgoer with something between revolt and hope throughout.
Scott S Mertens