Thousand Foot Krutch
The Art of Breaking


4.0
excellent

Review

by Calypsan USER (3 Reviews)
November 27th, 2006 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Thousand Foot Krutch returns with their most ambitious, mature album to date.

The Art of Breaking, Thousand Foot Krutch's second internationally distributed album, has the same driving power of their debut, Phenomenon. However, conscious of the "thousand" nü metal soundalikes there are (or at least were) in the industry, TFK resurfaces with a less rapcore-edged approach, opting instead for a somewhat classic metal sound, though modern rock influences are still highly present and noticeable (check out "Hand Grenade," "Move," "Hit The Floor," and "Go"). Similarly, P.O.D. and Pillar have both tried to flee from the nü metal tag, but in doing so opted for a less gritty adaption of their signature sounds, rather than applying something completely different to their music, as TFK has. Lyrically, TFK has grown the most; while Phenomenon's lyrics suffered from cheeseball rhymes, despite its personal, empathetic nature, The Art of Breaking is more openly mature, powerful, and passionate. However, its spirituality is somewhat vague, though the band remains very upfront about faith. Being a modern rock/nü metal fan (who dug the band's indie release Set It Off), I wouldn't mind if TFK kept the rapping, but at least they ditch it in favor of a new flava'.


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Jom
Staff Reviewer
November 27th 2006


2688 Comments


Nice blurb man, very well done. Nobody really does these anymore, so that's pretty ace.
I have yet to hear anything by these guys... a couple of my non-denominational churchie friends introduced me to Pillar ("Fireproof" and "Rewind" are two tracks I remember well), and I like a little P.O.D., so maybe I should check this out, too.

The Sludge
November 27th 2006


2169 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Definatly these guys deserve the success they've recieved. This (somewhat) and Phenomenon are ace rock albums and Set It Off is an excellent introduction to the band.

NeverFading14
November 28th 2006


380 Comments


Set it off was an EXTREMLY cheesy but decent cd. Phenomenon was pretty generic and un-orgingal. but a damned good generic cd at that.

This cd just completly blows and they'll probubly break up before they make another cd

publicastration
November 28th 2006


57 Comments


I hate this band. And pretty much all christian music.

Otisbum
November 28th 2006


1912 Comments


@Luc214: Why's that?

Nice blurb-type-thing.

Calypsan
November 29th 2006


14 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thanks for the comments! I appreciate it.

P.S. I know I contradicted myself as I praised Phenomenon for "killer lyrics," but I wrote this review after popping in the disc for the first time in a while, and man, they're killer in context, but the rhymes...yikes...

Pluh
February 10th 2007


579 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I'm not huge into christian music, but they definitely do pull out some good bands every now and then... ie. Demon Hunter. But this is a good album... Maybe a little more information about the band in the review? or just longer? but still good stuff.

ninjuice
September 22nd 2007


6760 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Hated at least half this album. With much of the heavy sound gone, we're forced to listen to the lyrics much more, which haven't "matured" at all - Trevor still focuses more on rhyming than getting decent words out.

Good review though.This Message Edited On 09.22.07

roofi
September 22nd 2007


959 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

^^^^Word. "Move" is friggin' sweet, though.

ninjuice
September 23rd 2007


6760 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Agreed. I love "Absolute", "Hand Grenade" and the title track as well.

Trav87
March 15th 2008


13 Comments


Definitely not as good as Phenomenon, but 'Move', 'Go' and title track rock. I like their heavier stuff better

xmOBSCENEx
December 29th 2008


122 Comments


move and breathe you in are great

MisterBeefy
February 26th 2009


244 Comments


Hurt, hand grenade, and move are the only songs I can stomach off this album

notoriousmason
March 12th 2010


4 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

i blame this band for people hating christian music

melgosa41
November 23rd 2010


93 Comments


I love this album and thousand foot krutch, but review seems pretty short.



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