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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
A decade on from their self-titled 2002 debut and Portland, Christian rock quintet Kutless appear to have almost entirely abandoned the post-grunge sound which initially saw them compared to the likes of Creed, Staind, and 3 Doors Down. Produced by Grammy nominee Chris Stevens, David Garcia Carrie Underwood, and worship leader Dave Lubben, their seventh album, Believer, instead continues their journey into soaring soft rock on 13 spiritual tracks which attempt to explore "what it really means to surrender to Christ." The driving new wave of "This Is Love," the string-soaked "Identity," and the anthemic worship rock of "Carry On" all temporarily fill the current Goo Goo ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
A decade on from their self-titled 2002 debut and Portland, Christian rock quintet Kutless appear to have almost entirely abandoned the post-grunge sound which initially saw them compared to the likes of Creed, Staind, and 3 Doors Down. Produced by Grammy nominee Chris Stevens, David Garcia Carrie Underwood, and worship leader Dave Lubben, their seventh album, Believer, instead continues their journey into soaring soft rock on 13 spiritual tracks which attempt to explore "what it really means to surrender to Christ." The driving new wave of "This Is Love," the string-soaked "Identity," and the anthemic worship rock of "Carry On" all temporarily fill the current Goo Goo Dolls-shaped hole on the AOR scene, but occasionally, their more radio-friendly approach borders on the clich├ęd, particularly on the inspirational "Hero," which could be mistaken for an American Idol winner's single, and the overwrought lighters-in-the-air balladry of the title track. Their occasional ventures into rougher and rawer territory may be no less derivative, but they at least allow frontman Jon Micah Sumrall to showcase his gritty, angsty vocals in full flow, whether it's the chant-led '80s-inspired dad rock of "If It Ends Today," or the explosive Foo Fighters-esque "Need." Believer is still as thought-provoking as you'd expect it to be, but fans of their early work may be disappointed that Kutless now seem content to embrace their elder statesman of contemporary Christian rock status.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/28/2012
  • Label: Bec Recordings
  • EAN: 5099960985422
  • Catalog Number: 09854
  • Sales rank: 100,358

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 If It Ends Today (3:25)
  2. 2 Carry On (3:41)
  3. 3 All Yours (3:35)
  4. 4 Even If (3:39)
  5. 5 Hero (3:29)
  6. 6 Identity (3:16)
  7. 7 Need (3:33)
  8. 8 Come Back Home (3:29)
  9. 9 This is Love (3:20)
  10. 10 Gravity (3:25)
  11. 11 I'm With You (3:46)
  12. 12 Believer (4:10)
  13. 13 Carry Me To the Cross (3:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kutless Primary Artist
David Garcia Guitar, Keyboards
Jon Micah Sumrall Vocals, Group Member
Christopher Stevens Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Brian Gocher Strings
Nick De Partee Guitar, Group Member
Jon Maddux Background Vocals
Dave Lubben Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Dave Luetkenhoelter Bass, Group Member
James Mead Guitar, Group Member
Grant Diggles Strings
Jeff Gilbert Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Group Member
Chris Locorte Guitar
Technical Credits
Ted Jensen Mastering
Brandon Ebel Executive Producer
Dean Baskerville Engineer
Kutless Art Direction
David Garcia Programming, Producer
Jon Micah Sumrall Composer
Tyson Paoletti Executive Producer
Christopher Stevens Programming, Producer
Tony Wood Composer
Jeff Pardo Composer
Sam Mizell Composer
Mark Stuart Composer
Nick De Partee Composer
Jon Maddux Composer, Programming, Engineer
Dave Lubben Composer, Programming, Producer
Jason Walker Composer
Jeff Gilbert Composer
Christopher Steven Lockwood Composer
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  • Posted April 20, 2012

    Different but still Awesome!

    Now I've noticed that a lot of fans are complaining that this latest album is not as "hard" as some of their previous albums; Kutless is known for being more hard rock than the Contemporary Christian genre. And yes, I agree, it is a little tamer. But I personally like the turn they've taken with Believe. Although I like rock, I also like things with a slightly softer edge as well because, let's face it, there are times when you may need a gentle pick-me-up instead of a head-bang. Not to say they've completely abandoned their original sound--some of the songs still have their edge, like "If it Ends Today". This to me is the best album yet and "Carry Me to the Cross" is a great new single!

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