Maybe it's too early....but me don't care
M. Ramos | Upland, CA | 09/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Maybe it's too early to say this TFK's finest album!...but I just can't stop listening to it...every song has wonderful dynamic, and strong choruses...lyrics are a bit cookie-cutter/and repetative, but to most that is a negative, but for me thats a plus...TFK are ready to explode onto the scene into the big leauge"
A Return to Greatness
Jesse D. Moore | Everett, WA United States | 12/20/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Thousand Foot Krutch (TFK) first captured my attention with their first major release, Phenomenon. The title track was a rock anthem that could rival the best from any band after 2000, and that was all I needed to hear to warrant a purchase. Thankfully TFK isn't a band that is defined by one song, either on that album or on their subsequent releases. I was less happy with their second release, The Art of Breaking, which seemed to be void of any of the rhythmic elements that keep nu-metal from sliding into the hard rock vortex.
Because of this I was a little leary of buying their latest album, The Flame in All of Us. Having just recently converted my entire cd library to my hard drive, I happened to be looking for DRM-free music on iTunes at the same time that my brother-in-law was preparing for a long drive back to Montana. I had bought a copy of Phenomenon for him years ago, and he had been an avid fan of the band ever since. One of the DRM-free selections offered by iTunes was this latest album - and motivated more by a need for a gift than my passion for the music, I made my first full-album purchase from iTunes.
The Flame in All of Us is a really good album with flurries of greatness. TFK's evolution brought them back to the nu-metal sound that I originally fell in love with. That said, fans of nu-metal won't necessarily like this album. A majority of the songs are more mainstream - which is probably why I like it even more. Although I'm not a fan of "mainstream" - any band that can find a balance between rap/metal/punk and still incorporate powerful Christian ballads gets my respect. The only other band that I know that has strikes this type of balance is Skillet - which as my fellow panheads know, puts TFK in pretty elite company. Speaking of "elite company" - after listening to "What Do We Know" I had to check to make sure that Our Lady Peace wasn't a guest artist (Our Lady Peace = one of my favorite bands = greatest Canadian rockers ever)."
TFK Blows It Away
Jamison Ballard | 09/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a huge TFK fan and if you are not a Christian you just may be after listening to this. Amazing sounds that go from hard hitting heavy rock to uplifting melodic ballads fill this album to make it like nothing TFK has done so far. Most albums today sell from the single and the rest is filler. TFK The Flame In All Of US has the single, but expect to hear many more of these songs to hit the radio because the band has matured and with it comes a VERY solid album. Catchy lyrics, great instrumentals, awesome guitar rifts leave you rocking to one of this years great releases."