Thousand Foot Krutch returns with their most prolific and inspiring release to date, The Flame In All Of Us. This record is a perfect blend of the bands patented rock sounds, coupled with beautiful ballads that explore what truly burns inside of us. Coming off of the heels of two incredibly solid records, The Flame In All Of Us is a huge step forward and will definitely grab the ears of current fans and pull in new ones along the way.
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TOP 10 ALBUM OF 2007| Posted November 19, 2007
The energetic Toronto band is back with their best album to date after misfiring with the disjointed The Art of Breaking. Completed in just three weeks after being challenged to record in the studio live, The Flame In All Of Us is an album that feels consistent, solid and seeping with raw energy.
TFK has never been shy about writing a hook, and The Flame In All Of Us does not disappoint. Songs from the title track, to "What Do We Know?" and "Falls Apart" are instantly familiar. The band also balances rock and pop perfectly from the low throat growling on "My Own Enemy" and "InHuman" to the final acoustic track "Wish You Well. They are one of the few bands that can go from rocking your face off to gently washing it (awwwwwww).
If I'm being completely honest, I stumble on songs like "New Drug" and "Favorite Disease." Relating a relationship with God to drug addictions and inescapable viruses is hard to bye into. I realize that makes me sound like a 90 year old grump, and I know it speaks to some, but I question the continued efforts to spin a new hook on the common mistakes that a lot of people work hard to avoid.
A Thousand Times Better Than The Previous Foot Krutch| Posted September 26, 2007
The most noticeable change right off the bat is less screaming, and less anger. Sure there's still lots of emotion, it's just less angry. You're not going to find any songs like "Rawkfist" or "Hit The Floor," but there's still some harder rock, i.e. "Falls Apart," "My Own Entity," and "Inhuman." These songs and others are usual TFK fare. Sure they might be toned down just a bit, and depending on your love for the group, this is either good or bad.
The lowest point in the album is "Broken Wing" which is a... well, I don't know what it is. But it doesn't work. "The Safest Place" comes a close second with the strange voice in the background. I won't even try to figure out what noise he's making.
Sure, TFK had slower songs like "Breathe You In," but this album completely departs from that, and has a good 3 songs that are slow. And when I say good, I mean great. If you haven't heard this album, imagine Trevor McNeven singing with violins in the background, in a slow and steady song, with, get this, acoustic instruments. WHOA! That's different. The change in my eyes is very welcome, and breaks TFK out of their hard rock shell. The results are excellent.
"What Do We Know" is supposed to be about the recent disasters in the world, and about how God's in control, and we're not. The result comes out interesting. The chorus gets repetitive, and the children's choir in the background is very out of place for a TFK album. But the musical style is great. It's very similar to another song on the album, which brings us to.
The HIGHLIGHT! 15 seconds after "Wish You Well," comes literally, "The Last Song." This is the best serious hidden track of all time. It's better than the whole album, combined, for me at least. The lyrics, the vocals, the musical style, the catchiness all succeed in amazing ways, and makes for the most surprising and best track of the record.
Hopefully it isn't the last song for TFK. They hit their stride in this album, and it'll please long time fans. The new shift with some of the songs is a breath of fresh air, and there's enough hard rock for the TFK fans. Disappointment on anybody's part? Nope. If you don't like hard rock, get the album off of I-Tunes. If you do, buy it, you won't be disappointed in the least bit.
Rather than "fall apart" TFK has gotten tougher| Posted July 16, 2008
“The music industry is a crazy place; you have people working at musical labels who don’t know if they will have a job tomorrow” states lead singer and songwriter Trevor McNevan about how the future of artists these days are uncertain. Somehow it’s hard to picture that about Thousand Foot Krutch. After three rock albums, two of which have been very popular, TFK has certainly climbed to a place above most Christian rock artists. But if they were in a state of emergency and each album they put out had to be good enough to keep them above water, they can stop worrying about their latest The Flame in all of Us.
Previous albums have seen Thousand Foot Krutch bang on their drums and guitars almost the entire CD, but The Flame in all of Us does some of that but they add more ballads to allow their music to become more melodic. No better example is there than the title track where the opening absolutely rock, but towards the second half the song turns into inspirational and emotionally charged rock in a way we have never seen before by this band. Also a change is the amount of ballads, usually there is one per CD, but The Flame in all of Us contains a few. The light “wish you well” is made up of an acoustic guitar, a violin, and McNevan’s voice; the result is a great ballad which is bursting with emotion. Of course no Thousand Foot Krutch album is complete without the strong rock tracks. The fan favorite “falls apart” which starts heavy with a good intro and continues to be a solid rock song with a good beat. “New drug” is a hard tune with an annoying verse and a solid refrain, and “the safest place” is a hard rock tune with a bridge which includes an overload of unnecessary yelling.
Another ingredient that is added in the album is the hint of the punk music, as it appears that McNevans other band, FM Static, rubbed off a little on this release. The single “what do we know” has a small punk influence, but the result is positive with a great tune despite a repetitive chorus and an odd placed children’s choir. The final song on the album, aptly named “last song”, has some of the FM Static feel along with its clever light rock frame. The bridge on “learn to breathe” really strengthens an already good medium rock song and although “favorite disease” sounds odd the music progresses through the song. “My home” is closer to a soft rock song, but for TFK it qualifies as a ballad, and a solid one at that. The rock song “broken wing” suffers from Trevor’s high voice at the beginning and it’s ever changing tunes where sometimes it’s good and other times bad; it is possible that the erratic music of the song reflects the lyrics. The hardest song on the album is “inhuman” which in the midst of the yelling and loud music manages to find a good flow.
The band that brought you the confusing, and almost indecipherable, hits “phenomenon” and “art of breaking” are back but with this time it seems that McNevan’s lyrics are more accessible. While talking about the albums messages McNevan said: ‘I feel that what we do in it's form and fashion, is every bit as much worship as a Chris Tomlin, or a Matt Redman’. Which is, of course, why he doesn’t use a metaphor about a strong tower or a consuming fire for God but a drug (“new drug”). Thousand Foot Krutch also uses the metaphor “favorite disease” when talking about God as the song says ‘Show me, teach me, the way to heaven, 'cause no other way can’ but also’ I Love the way you kill me’. “Home” makes more sense as a worship song (‘You are my home, you are my shelter ...when all my hope is gone’) and “inhuman” contemplates God’s holiness (‘I'm alive, because You touched me, take away the things that crush me,/No one else can save me like You do, You're in human,’).
Back to back songs talk about addiction (“broken wing”, and “safest place”), the former is about a man and a woman struggling with a drug/alcohol addiction; it’s depressing but it ends in hope (‘You can heal in time, if you try,/It'll be okay, you can walk away,’). The title track talks about the thing (the flame) that keeps us alive and running but the cause is not mentioned directly. “Falls apart” is about the consequences when we go our own way instead of God’s (‘Falls apart, every thing around me/Falls apart, when I walk away from you’). Inspired by the events of tragedies (Katrina, Virginia Tech, and 9/11) “what do we know” contemplates our inability to control things and it hints toward the need for God. The “last song” isn’t anything but an extra cut ‘remember when, we first became a band/We'd set up in the bedroom, practice all night long…, this is the last song.../so everybody sing along’; and “my own enemy” isn’t lyrically spectacular.
Quick history lesson: Stet it off; a group of pop/rock/punk songs that didn’t go together and weren’t very impressive lyrically. Phenomenon: a hard rocking CD with plenty of good tracks. Art of Braking: a repetitive rock album musically and a confusing album lyrically. Now here is The Flame in all of Us, a rock CD which has more ballads than their last two combined, with some punk sprinkled in. Some Fans may not appreciate Thousand Foot Krutch’s latest because every song isn’t rock, but this album might attract new fans as well. With the Flame in all of Us being TFK’s most artistic album to date Trevor McNevan and the band won’t have to worry being out of work.
love it love it love it| Posted May 14, 2008
This album is great. I love every single song. I'm in love with Trevor's voice. It's so unique and awesome. =]
TFK has great lyrics, vocals, instrumentals, and everything about them is just great. They really rock!
The Flame In All Of Us Album Review| Posted September 21, 2009
This is a awesome album from Thousand Foot Krutch. It featrues great songs like Falls Apart, The Flame In All Of Us, New Drug, What Do We Know, and many more. Check out this album if your a fan of Thousand Foot Krutch.
Buy it!| Posted August 30, 2009
This is a great CD! It has a mix of some of their best elements! It's got hard rock (Falls Apart, New Drug, The Safest Place), their softer side (Wish You Well, Favorite Disease, My Home), and then the some what FM Static sound (The Last Song, What Do We Know)
We all feel the flame when listening to this| Posted July 14, 2009
Thousand Foot Krutch has really created an amazing set of songs in The Flame in All of Us. This album brings out the best in TFK. We once again encounter the whisper-like rap combined with heavy riffs in songs like "My Own Enemy" and "Inhuman". They present their melodic and lyrical genius in the hits "New Drug", "Falls Apart" and "The Flame in All of Us." TFK's soft side is also seen in the tender, melodious tracks "My Home" and "Wish You Well."
Overall, this is a great album--the greatest project we have seen from TFK yet. All of the songs reflect deep emotion and express their relationship with God. Thousand Foot Krutch accomplishes an amazing and noteworthy feat: they present an amazing message without toning down the music. This album receives a 4.5 from me because I do not find "The Last Song" very plesant. Otherwise it would've gotten 5 stars. This is still an excellent album and a good choice to any rock-lover. RAWK ON!!
Awesome!| Posted March 14, 2009
Thousand Foot Krutch is such a great band. This album from them is really good. The songs are great with great lyrics. The track "What Do We Know" is one of my favorite tracks on the album. It sends out a great message. If you like Christian Rock, a little bit on the harder rock side, then Thousand Foot Krutch is definitely for you. They are also great live!
Flame Rocks!!| Posted December 24, 2008
Trevor and the boys have created a new masterpiece!! With a theme of unity, "Flame" moves smoothly from one rocker to another. TFK seems to reinvent themselves, or rather hone their sound with each album. With "Flame in all of us" and "What Do We Know" TFK has created a new arena sound for them. Then "Falls Apart" rocks your face off!! Cant wait to hear more from the boys from Canada!