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Mission Established - Kutless' Glory
Posted March 31, 2014
By MaryNikkel_NRT, Staff Reviewer


Although initially known for their rock and roll sound, with phenomenal radio success stories "What Faith Can Do" and "Even If," over the past five years Kutless has cemented an entirely different identity.

The former rockers are bringing their latest collection of contemporary worship tunes to the table in the form of new album, Glory. This release follows in the footsteps of It Is Well and Believer, although if anything even more firmly stepping into their newfound genre association. Songs like "In Jesus' Name," "Revelation" and "We Will Worship" are as vertical and reverent as their titles would suggest, fixing their attention on the unchanging character of Christ.

A few other songs do provide more of the insight into struggles and human experience which typified previous Kutless songs thematically. "Never Too Late" is one such selection, serving as a reminder that no one is beyond the reach of God's love. "Restore Me" follows in a similar poignant vein, recognizing human heartache in order to highlight the restoring power of God.

Musically, the album falls solidly in the adult contemporary style, featuring mellow sounds in the verses with occasional strong keyboard presence and drawing in the solid guitar lines of James Mead and Nick Departee to buoy up the choruses. The smooth tones of Jon Micah Sumrall's lead vocals actually seem more fitted to this musical style than their previous work, especially given that the band opted for their most slick, glossy production sound yet with this release.

Closing Thoughts:
When it comes to the field of contemporary worship, Glory proves that Kutless is a player that's here to stay—and that they can more than hold their own. The album carries the sense that Kutless has finally gotten past the initial discomfort of transition in order to hit their stride. Every note and lyric is confident and assured, both of their musical direction and mission as a band and of the unchanging, unrelenting character and love of Jesus Christ. Although this album doesn't bring a lot of innovation or fresh insight to the airwaves, it's a solid and uplifting offering that could easily become a staple in the listener's worship library.

Song to Download Now:
"In Jesus' Name" (Get it on iTunes here.)

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