A slate of thought-provoking lyrics and hearty neo-grunge riffs powered Kutless' fourth studio album to stand out above a host of other melodic rock/metal offerings in the contemporary Christian world. It is a balanced and complete record, one that doesn't sound too familiar, worship too directly, or rock too hard. The quintet still spends plenty of time thumping on monolithic guitars, but there is also a well-developed balance point where mid-tempo numbers like "Changing World" take their turn in the limelight. As on previous efforts, the lyrics put social consequences, relationships, and world situations under a microscope and reveal new, intriguing insights. Jon Micah Sumrall has one of the most soothing rock voices out there, as evidenced in the reflective power ballads "Smile" and "Promise of a Lifetime." Unlike too many of its contemporaries, Hearts of the Innocent proved what you don't need for a killer modern rock record -- no need for over-the-top political statements or pounding walls of sound that are unfitting for the subject matter. All you need is a knack for looking at the world in a challenging new way and a keen sense of musicianship.
Performance CreditsKutless Primary Artist
Aaron Sprinkle Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jon Micah Sumrall Piano
Victoria Parker Violin
Technical CreditsAaron Sprinkle Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Brandon Ebel Executive Producer
Matt Slocum String Arrangements
Darren Tyler Management
Aaron Lipinski Engineer
Ethan Luck Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Kutless is the best band ever. Its lyrics are so powerful that they reach out to the people of all ages. I wish there was more bands out there that play just as good as Kutless.
OMG!...this is the best band I've have ever heard! Their first release was my favorite cd until this came out...there is not a bad song on this cd! This is the best cd I have ever owned! If you like rock music and you're a Christian you will love it! You will love it even if you're not a Christian! It's that good!
This is my favorite cd of all-time.You can tell they really love God with the lyrics in their songs. If you like alternative rock music and you like Christian rock this cd is definitely for you! This is my favorite band of all-time hands down!
Kutless is such an amazing band. I discovered them purely by accident, i was enrolled in a CD Club and I forgot to mail the postcard in on time and they sent me "Strong Tower" by Kutless. I loved it from the first moment I played it and they only continue to get better. I'd recommend getting every single album they have made because it's worth every dollar you'll spend. I'd sum up their music in one sentance, "Linkin Park goes to Sunday School."