Overview TRACK LISTING 01. Phenomenon 02. Step To Me 03. Last Words 04. This Is A Call 05. Rawkfist 06. Faith, Love And Happiness 07. I Climb 08. Quicken 09. New Design 10. Bounce 11. Ordinary 12. Break the Silence
Record Label Tooth & Nail Records
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.66" Width: 5" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.23 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2003
Publisher CHORDANT ACNT# 3707
ISBN 0012246875 EAN 9780012246870 UPC 724358479928
I discovered these guys through MLB 06 and now I'm hooked Mar 17, 2007
I was so busy listening to this CD, and loving it, I didn't even know they came out with a new one! (The Art of Breaking) But I'm not missing out on The Flame In All of Us(the one thats coming out this summer).
The songs on here all all great. But here's my review:
Phenomenon - 9/10 - Took a while for it to grow on me, but now I like it a lot. It's got a very...different sound.
Step to Me - 9/10 - Good drumming in this one. The beats are cool, too. This is one of my favorites.
Last Words - 9/10 - Dramatic and kinda epic sound. It's awesome.
This is a Call - 7.5/10 - Eh, it's alright. A little slow for my liking.
Rawkfist - 10/10 - All right!! This is the one that introduced me to TFK! This song is just so full of energy!
Faith, Love, and Happiness - 9.5/10 - A kinda loud song about paranoia. Reminds me of "Papercut" by Linkin Park. It's got a cool, mysterious beat to it.
I Climb 10/10 - I love this song. The drum patterns in the chorus (I climb/so high/it blows me away sometimes) are simply amazing. This song rocks. ^_^
Quicken - 10/10 - "My life's just like a prison. We shout but no one listens." This song is like my anthem. I love it so much, and the music's great when combined with Trevor's vocals.
New Design - 9/10 - This is the song I listen to when I feel sad or angry. The "sometimes I feel so alone" line in the chorus is just...awesome.
Bounce - 8/10 - More of a dance club song, not really meaningful. Nice beat though.
Ordinary - 10/10 - Don't be fooled by the first few opening notes. They're really mellow, but then it goes into a metallic riff. The way Trevor raps is ill. And the kinda mellow stuff in the middle is cool, sorta like a ballad. This song is definitely one of my faves, too.
Break the Silence - a bazillion/10 - This song is so cool!! ^.^ It changes tempo kind of a lot, but that's what makes it so great. The "no holds barred" part is great, along with the part with the guy at the end (Is he British or something?) Saying "...Bring it on, Bring it on." This song is one of my favorites all-time, for any band. It makes a great ending to the CD.
ROX! Mar 1, 2007
This CD gets my blood pumping! My favorite tracks are 1-5, especially the title track "Phenomenon", and "Rawkfist". The latter has a bit of a rap vibe to it, as does "Bounce", another one that I like. All the songs are good, but some of them I had to listen to a few times before I liked them. But not the first 5. An underlying Christian message, but not obvious. I gave it to my stepbrother, just telling him they were a metal band, not Christian, so that he would actually listen to it. You have to listen a few times before you hear it, but it's there. So you can listen to it with your kids in the car, no guilt. If you like to listen to hard, loud rock but don't like cringing at negative or profane lyrics, PICK IT UP.
Tight Feb 26, 2007
Thousand Foot Krutch has changed their sound from album to album, and I think this one sits best with me. The riffs are sweet, the bass lines are catchy, and the drums are anything but typical. And what to say about the vocals... simply put, this guy sings like no one else out there!
I love that they did not write anything on here that they hoped would be a single, perhaps with the exception of Rawkfist, which is my least favourite song on the CD. It just tries too hard to be catchy. That song aside, here's what I think of the rest of the album, song-by-song:
Phenomenon - Good opener... slowly builds from verse to chorus. A lot of rhyming makes it easy to remember! Step to Me - I love that the entire verse is bass, drums and vocals only. No crunching guitars until the chorus! Last Words - A song that was inspired by, and will likely impact, those who think about committing suicide. Great message! This is a Call - The only slow song on the CD, it touches the heart of today's adolescent mind. Uncertainty, insecurity, in search of something strong and true to hang onto. Faith, Love and Happiness - Another great rocker. Not the most original song, but still a great listen. I Climb - Written in a minor key, this one's a little on the somber side but very catchy! Quicken - My favourite song on the CD, perhaps. Great bass line. Awesome lyrics! "The way Your words connect my thoughts!" New Design - This song rocks! I love the whispering behind the actual vocals... adds a lot of depth to the song! Bounce - Originally released on X-2003, this one was redone (and improved, might I add) and fits in perfectly with this release. Ordinary - My favourite part is the "Laugh if that makes me ordinary!" just after the halfway point of the song. Break the Silence - Good end to the CD. The first couple minutes of the song are somewhat ordinary, but the last minute is sweet!
So there it is, folks. If you don't have this album yet, you're missing out. It is a fine work that can be enjoyed both by Christians (the lyrics hint strongly at the band's faith) and non-Christians (nothing preachy or corny to turn anyone off) alike.
Just plain good May 17, 2006
Lets face it; today's music scene is awful. I've pretty much stopped buying records on a regular basis since 2003, and for good reason; almost nothing is worth my time anymore. I don't want to hear a million and one rock/emo/pop bands that ALL sound the same and ALL post cute pictures on their myspace to compensate for their lack of talent. Thankfully, though, there are still a few bands out there worth a listen, and TFK is most definatly one of them. I actually got into this band through their thrid record, the art of breaking, and to this day it's still my favorite tfk record. Phenomenon is a close second though, with an equal ammount of energy and diversity. My only complaint would be that the last three songs are too heavy on the hip-hop (something not found on the art of breaking), but other than that, it's a 5 star listen. Trust me, if I actually think it's worth spending 10 bucks on, it's gotta be good. Buy it.
never received my order Mar 30, 2006
I never received my order thanks alot, os I finally give up and canceled my order. I will never order from you again... Laura Dougherty