Ranking Thousand Foot Krutch’s Discography
March 18, 2011Posted by on
With a lot of bands, discussing the order of best to worst albums is almost pointless, as there is a general agreement on what is what. Then there are bands where there can be heated discussions because the love of one style over another dissects a fan base. Thousand Foot Krutch has slowly, over the years, evolved their nu metal rock from a rap/rock base to the arena filling songs that they share today. The question is, what do we like more?
#5 Set It Off: This is a tough thing to do, as I know a ton of people that love this first album, with their opinion of the band waning with each release. I tend to think that the early rhymes of Trevor McNevan trying to rap sound incredibly dated. Despite some classic songs like”Everyone Like Me” and “Small Town”, it’s balanced by the cheese of too many raps that just don’t work.
#4 The Flame In All of Us: I actually like this album a lot more than most people gave it credit for, as the pop levels on here reached the highest peaks, with “What Do We Know”, “Falls Apart” and the title track standing out among the crowd, with the only problem being the lack of replay value, as it is more of something that I can only visit from time to time.
#3 Welcome to the Masquerade: The most recent release was one of the best rock albums of 2009, but the newness of it makes it difficult to place over two albums that I’ve played dozens of more times. I’m a big fan of songs like the anthem “Fire It Up” and the title track, but what stands out is “The Part That Hurts The Most (Is Me)”.
#2 Phenomenon: I’d say that long time fans usually put this as the one must have of the bunch, with “Rawk Fist” being the stand out rock song among an album that flows so smoothly from front to back, but the polish somewhat works against it for me, as there is less emotion than the winner of the bunch.
#1 The Art of Breaking: Just as I said, this is a culmination of TFK’s flow from being a rap/rock nu metal band to the arena rock we know them for today, meeting perfectly in the middle with the right song writing and emotional life given in hits like “Absolute”, the title track, “Make Me A Believer” and the touching finale “Breathe You In”
How do you see it?