×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Believer
     

Believer

5.0 1
by Kutless
 

See All Formats & Editions

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

Overview

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 clichéd, 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.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/28/2012
Label:
Bec Recordings
UPC:
5099960985422
catalogNumber:
09854

Tracks

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

Mark Stuart   Composer
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
Nick De Partee   Composer
Jon Maddux   Composer,Programming,Engineer
Dave Lubben   Composer,Programming,Producer
Jason Walker   Composer
Jeff Gilbert   Composer
Christopher Steven Lockwood   Composer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Believer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
NickelsAP More than 1 year ago
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!