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Thousand Foot Krutch - The Art of Breaking



Average User Rating: 8.41 out of 10
Total votes: 49 (Click here to vote)
Total comments: 63

Tracks
1. Absolute
2. Slow Bleed
3. The Art Of Breaking
4. Stranger
5. Hurt
6. Hand Grenade
7. Move
8. Hit The Floor
9. Go
10. Make Me A Believer
11. Breathe You In

For more information on Thousand Foot Krutch, click here.


Posted on 01-03-2007 by Te eF Kay
[QUOTE=Skater91;2732689]Im going to start of by saying TFK is one of the best Christian bands I have ever heard. Set it of gets a 5 out of 10 from me. Phenomenon and The Art Of Breaking get a 10 out of 10. I read a page or two back that Adam of Three Days Grace played in parts of Go and Hurt. Is this true?[/QUOTE]
Sure is:yep: I havent heard Three Days Grace Before but I think da guy was trevs flat mate or somthing:confused: so yeah;)

Posted on 01-03-2007 by Te eF Kay
[QUOTE=DKelly;2713174]Likewise, I could say that your opinion doesn't make sense either. But I won't.[/QUOTE]

righto!cant say I agree about a horrible cd but whateva:)

Te eF Kay out!

Posted on 02-09-2006 by ice_wiz
[QUOTE=4Glory]Man I was disappointed, especailly after phanominon which was just alright, I much prefer their re release of set if off over this. I do like a couple of songs, "Move" was the closest thing to what I used to love about TFK, the rap and funk mixed in with heavey rifts.
When I used to see them live (for the 20th time) I'd always be anticipating them opening with great songs like Puppet to get the party started, but now its kinda ho hum, more mellow and no rap, thats what made TFK so great in the first place.
Don't get me wrong I do like some of the songs but in comparision, this CD isn't half as good as set it off. I give it at 7.[/QUOTE]
I miss the rap and stuff to, but just gonna hafta live with the [I]"new[I/] TFK.

Posted on 02-25-2007 by earlessdog
absolute is amazing

Posted on 03-26-2006 by Purple Girl
I absolutely love this album! I can listen to this album the whole way through without wanting to skip a song.

Posted on 03-26-2006 by fallinguprawks
Best song is "Breathe You In", hands down.

Posted on 04-17-2006 by Dani_Boy
Some things about this album totally blows Phenomenon away. Like the solos, Hand Granade really leaves you with your mouth wide open! Move, Hit The Floor, Absolute, Breathe You In, The Art of Breaking... I love all the songs!

Some things about Phenomenon totally blows The Art of Breaking away. Like the rapping, Ordinary is insane speed, Rawkfist even has dual rapping! This Is A Call is lyrically one of my absolute favourite songs, and it's beautiful too.

I haven't heard any of the Set It Off albums. All I can say is that if you loved TFK before, I think you'll love them now as well, but don't expect the same thing as Phenomenon. What I think is that the two albums help compliment eachother. Phenomenon has a tighter heavy sound and The Art of Breaking has a more melodic sound.

If you like heavy rock music you'll love these guys, and to TFK fans I'd say you'll love it, but don't be disappointed that it doesn't sound like Phenomenon. As I said before, the albums blow away eachother.

Posted on 04-17-2006 by alexanderthegr8
Horrible cd.

Posted on 04-27-2006 by ice_wiz
[QUOTE=alexanderthegr8]Horrible cd.[/QUOTE]
How? Explain.

Posted on 04-28-2006 by akaukal
[QUOTE=Dani_Boy]Some things about this album totally blows Phenomenon away. Like the solos, Hand Granade really leaves you with your mouth wide open! Move, Hit The Floor, Absolute, Breathe You In, The Art of Breaking... I love all the songs!

Some things about Phenomenon totally blows The Art of Breaking away. Like the rapping, Ordinary is insane speed, Rawkfist even has dual rapping! This Is A Call is lyrically one of my absolute favourite songs, and it's beautiful too.

I haven't heard any of the Set It Off albums. All I can say is that if you loved TFK before, I think you'll love them now as well, but don't expect the same thing as Phenomenon. What I think is that the two albums help compliment eachother. Phenomenon has a tighter heavy sound and The Art of Breaking has a more melodic sound.

If you like heavy rock music you'll love these guys, and to TFK fans I'd say you'll love it, but don't be disappointed that it doesn't sound like Phenomenon. As I said before, the albums blow away eachother.[/QUOTE]
um...actually nothing about Pheonomenon blow s this album away. you just hav to understand that Trevor McNevan wasn't a bad rapper but wasn't in his element when he did rap. this album RAWKS

Posted on 06-10-2006 by zero91
i love this cd! i think this might be there best cd. i like the "new" tfk. :)

Posted on 06-10-2006 by ice_wiz
[QUOTE=akaukal]um...actually nothing about Pheonomenon blow s this album away. you just hav to understand that Trevor McNevan wasn't a bad rapper but wasn't in his element when he did rap. this album RAWKS[/QUOTE]
Actually, there was some things that blew it away.

I found the songs on AOB to lack any Spiritual depth, while on Phenomenon every song, except Rawkfist, had a Spiritual meaning.

Posted on 06-12-2006 by akaukal
[QUOTE=ice_wiz]Actually, there was some things that blew it away.

I found the songs on AOB to lack any Spiritual depth, while on Phenomenon every song, except Rawkfist, had a Spiritual meaning.[/QUOTE]

WHAT? Phenomenon, Step to Me(only slightly), Break the Silence, Bounce, Quicken had almost no spiritual depth to them at all(except for Bounce which had none whatsoever). Only slight mentions and stuff like that. Overall almost nothing. Absolute, The Art of Breaking, Hurt, Hit the Floor(Chorus no, but the verse very much so) Make Me a Believer, Breath You In, and Hand Grenade all had huge spiritual depth. Maybe it's too deep for you to understand, but this album is the deepest they've come out with so far, and it is full of more maturity than people seem to realize.

Posted on 06-12-2006 by ice_wiz
Phenomenon - Means to stand out as a Christian
Step to me - It's a song against the Devil
Last Words - The bridge they says to thank God everday
This Is A Call - Self explanatory
Rawkfist - none
Faith, Love, and Happiness - If everyone could just see God there would be Faith, Love, and Happiness
I Climb - The outro says they won't be quited about God
Quicken - It talks about how God has control over everything
New Design - This song Trev' said it was about someone who isn't a Christian, so the song is how they feel
Bounce - The bridge they talk about there is more than what we see (God)
Ordinary - I'm guessing the chorus is about how nothing can take the place of God
Break the Silence - Talks about winning people to Christ

The Art of Breaking did have Spiritual depth, I'm not going to argue that, and it's not too deep for me, I know what all the songs mean. But, sometimes parts of the song make no sense whatsoever. Like Hurt, what does the verse mean? Hit the Floor the chorus? The Art of Breaking, I guess you can sort of guess what it means, but it seemed rather secular.

Posted on 06-13-2006 by akaukal
Absolute: calling out to God for help
Slow Bleed: how no one can truly obey God's laws, but we need to try
The Art of Breaking: I believe the verses are from the perspective of God. Words like, "I'll pick you up, won't let you fall, I'll build your trust and it won't hurt at all" sound like God pulling at someone's heart to follow Him
Stranger: this song is about someone constantly witnessing for God, but no one is listening
Hurt: another song I believe from the perspective of God. This song is saying that it hurts God when we make mistakes and when we try things on our own.
Hand Grenade: I'm not sure, but I believe this is about someone trying to get through with God's message to people who think that is very untrue.
Move: pretty much nothing
Hit the Floor: in the verses it is saying how we are supposed to fear God and how we need his guidance.
Go:This, despite what some people think, is just a flat out "I love You" song to God.
Make Me a Believer: title pretty much explains it
Breath You In: duh what this one is about

I think that Absolute and Breathe You In alone blow Phenomenon away with spritual depth.

Posted on 06-13-2006 by ice_wiz
Those are actually different veiws on what I thought some of the songs meant. But you're right there is Spiritual depth on the CD, just not as blatant?

Here is what I think the songs mean

Absolute - Asking for God's help basically.
Slow Bleed - This song is about backsliding, and finding your way back to God.
Art of Breaking - Basically what you think.
Stranger - I'm listening to the song right now, and I'm trying to put two and two together, but I think you might be right.
Hurt - I think it's about free will, and how it Hurts whenGod cant help us.
Hand Grenade - It's kind of like a song of submitting yourself to God, [I]Take me, Make me, Break...[/I]
Move - It's a song of someon finally making that step to become a Christian, if you watch the music video you'll get it.
Hit The Floor - I think it's about how much we really need God, like we're to weak.
Go - It's like a rock worship song, talking about getting into God.
Make Me a Believer - What more is there to say?
Breathe You In - Awesome worship song.

So there you go, that's how I see it. Excuse me while I go get the CD and take it for a spin.

Posted on 06-13-2006 by akaukal
Our views are pretty close. But don't you see? The Art of Breaking is one of the most spiritual rock albums to come out by Thousand Foot Krutch EVER!!!

Posted on 06-13-2006 by ice_wiz
Yes it is, and on top of it all... the guitar is awesome.

Posted on 06-13-2006 by akaukal
[QUOTE=ice_wiz]Yes it is, and on top of it all... the guitar is awesome.[/QUOTE]
excellent point :D

Posted on 06-14-2006 by ice_wiz
Yeah, the only one we really see differently is Slow Bleed and Move. I actually couldn't figure out the what the heck he was talking about on Stranger.

Posted on 06-14-2006 by akaukal
[QUOTE=ice_wiz;2476758]Yeah, the only one we really see differently is Slow Bleed and Move. I actually couldn't figure out the what the heck he was talking about on Stranger.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, stranger made almost no sense to me at all. So i just listened to it over and over again and it came to me. Actually our interpretations of Slow Bleed are pretty close.

Posted on 06-14-2006 by ice_wiz
Yeah, I guess they're both in the same ballpark. I never could of got Stranger though.

Posted on 06-15-2007 by CDBongo
I did not like aob as well as phenomenon, but that may be because I used to be obsessed with phenomenon and still am to a degree. Not to say aob is bad, It's an excellent album, and far better musically, and arguably more mature lyrically, and a lot more depth in the recording. The art of breaking also sounds more like "their" sound in that it's kind of a sound they've arrived at, that they themselves can claim, I just think they overdid it slightly, and hope they don't put out the tfk equivalent of "oh gravity" I think that phenomenon just related more to me, and the songs were just slightly better, and it stood more solid as an entire album. I'm going to see them in concert for the fourth time this year shortly before they release their new cd, so I'll hopefully get to hear some new songs. I'm definitely looking forward to "flame in all of us"

Posted on 06-17-2006 by audioswitch04
My one concern on the guitars is the fact that some of the solos seem jammed in to try to show off that Trevor/Jamie (it says trevor does the guitars in the cd booklet) can do them. For example I personally felt that the solo is Hand Grenade didn't fit the song...I mean that's my perspective. I've heard the secular "virtuosos" and they try so hard to go fast some of them go out of sync with the rhythm. That's what I hear in Hand Grenade.

Posted on 06-17-2006 by ice_wiz
I'm not so sure that Trevor does the guitars. I think he does the power chords and some leads, but the solos I'm sure is Jamie. All though, in Go and Hurt the fast guitars are done by Adam of Three Days Grace.

Posted on 06-17-2006 by ThousandFootScore
Guitar on AOB is done by a man known as Phil X. He performed on Alice Cooper's Brutal Planet and toured with him IIRC. Trever didn't do guits (aside from writing the music), Jamie sure as heck didn't (He's only a show player, not a band member or studio dude)

Posted on 06-18-2006 by akaukal
[QUOTE=Quickfry;2480459]Guitar on AOB is done by a man known as Phil X. He performed on Alice Cooper's Brutal Planet and toured with him IIRC. Trever didn't do guits (aside from writing the music), Jamie sure as heck didn't (He's only a show player, not a band member or studio dude)[/QUOTE]

Yeah i heard that rumor. It's a load of crap. I saw a bunch of studio videos taken by the band that showed Trev doing the solo for Stranger. And I saw a little bit of him doing Hand Grenade.

Posted on 06-18-2006 by ThousandFootScore
I'd like to see that..

You saw videos of them doing that at Arnyard Studios (where the album was done)?
As far as I know, the fact that Phil X did the guits had never been in dispute, I have no doubt that as the lead band member Trev wrote the music, and would have done some basic guit work, but I'm pretty sure they brought in Phil X for AOB.

Posted on 06-19-2006 by akaukal
[QUOTE=Quickfry;2481368]I'd like to see that..

You saw videos of them doing that at Arnyard Studios (where the album was done)?
As far as I know, the fact that Phil X did the guits had never been in dispute, I have no doubt that as the lead band member Trev wrote the music, and would have done some basic guit work, but I'm pretty sure they brought in Phil X for AOB.[/QUOTE]

I'm not saying Phil X didn't do any, I just didn't see him doing any of it. I saw the videos cause my cousin's friend was part of the crew in the recording studio. If I still had them I could watch them and look for another guy doing guitar but I don't have them anymore. Besides, TFK would have given another guy credit if he did the guitar work. They wouldn't give credit to themselves for somehting they didn't do.

Posted on 06-19-2006 by ice_wiz
[QUOTE=akaukal;2482416]I'm not saying Phil X didn't do any, I just didn't see him doing any of it. I saw the videos cause my cousin's friend was part of the crew in the recording studio. If I still had them I could watch them and look for another guy doing guitar but I don't have them anymore. Besides, TFK would have given another guy credit if he did the guitar work. They wouldn't give credit to themselves for somehting they didn't do.[/QUOTE]
They did give him credit, it says in the CD booklet, [I]"All guitars recorded by Phil X"[/I]

Posted on 06-20-2006 by akaukal
[QUOTE=ice_wiz;2482519]They did give him credit, it says in the CD booklet, [I]"All guitars recorded by Phil X"[/I][/QUOTE]

Huge emphasis on [I]recorded.[/I]That means he recorded the guitars. He didn't play them, he recorded them. It says the same thing in a lot of other albums by different artists(with different people recording them of course).

Posted on 06-20-2006 by ice_wiz
I don't know, I'm still biased.

Posted on 06-25-2007 by Rock 'n Christ
when's their newer CD coming out? im too lazy too check their website :yep: .

Posted on 06-29-2007 by dr_awesome93
another awesome performance by TFK! not quite as good as "phenomenon" but still a great album in my book.

Posted on 07-04-2006 by Gandralph
this cd is good it had a cool differnet sound like me too

Posted on 07-04-2006 by DKelly
[QUOTE=akaukal;2484213]He didn't play them, he recorded them.[/QUOTE]



What's the difference?

Posted on 07-04-2006 by ice_wiz
[QUOTE=DKelly;2500819]What's the difference?[/QUOTE]
I think he means he was working the FX and sound.

Posted on 07-05-2006 by akaukal
[QUOTE=ice_wiz;2500917]I think he means he was working the FX and sound.[/QUOTE]

That's exactly what I meant. Our Lady Peace had someone record the guitars seperately on one of their albums. It's not uncommon to have a seperate person record the guitars.

Posted on 07-07-2006 by ThousandFootScore
The guy working FX and sound was Angelo Caruso, IIRC

Posted on 07-07-2006 by ice_wiz
How did you find that out?

Posted on 07-07-2006 by ThousandFootScore
Google, duh

Posted on 07-08-2006 by ibanez_dude
according [URL="http://music.barnesandnoble.com/search/product.asp?z=y&PWB=1&EAN=724387481909"]this[/URL] link from barnes and noble, he (phil x) is listed in the credits as the "guitar engineer", meaning that he would have recorded the guitars. that's different from playing them.

Posted on 07-08-2006 by ibanez_dude
i am really liking this cd, and more so every time i listen to it. you have to really read the and conciously spend time trying to find what he means sometimes, but all of the songs definitely have a spiritual meaning, even the chorus of "hit the floor". i think what he's trying to say there is along the lines of things said in the scriptures about God. "every knee shall bow", "they all bowed down and worshiped Him", etc. "hit the floor" i think means essentially to bow down. so he is essentially saying that in God's presense, we should bow down and worship Him.

Posted on 07-08-2006 by ice_wiz
I first suspected that, but everyone kept saying that he played them, so I thought "they know more than me".

Posted on 07-08-2006 by akaukal
[QUOTE=ibanez_dude;2504666]according [URL="http://music.barnesandnoble.com/search/product.asp?z=y&PWB=1&EAN=724387481909"]this[/URL] link from barnes and noble, he (phil x) is listed in the credits as the "guitar engineer", meaning that he would have recorded the guitars. that's different from playing them.[/QUOTE]

That's exactly what I was saying. Thanks for supporting me!

Posted on 07-08-2006 by ice_wiz
[QUOTE=ibanez_dude;2504699]i am really liking this cd, and more so every time i listen to it. you have to really read the and conciously spend time trying to find what he means sometimes, but all of the songs definitely have a spiritual meaning, even the chorus of "hit the floor". i think what he's trying to say there is along the lines of things said in the scriptures about God. "every knee shall bow", "they all bowed down and worshiped Him", etc. "hit the floor" i think means essentially to bow down. so he is essentially saying that in God's presense, we should bow down and worship Him.[/QUOTE]
Hey, that is a neat interpretation. I think it goes along with the song real well if you put it that way.

Posted on 07-12-2007 by schecter777
[QUOTE=Rock 'n Christ;2957434]when's their newer CD coming out? im too lazy too check their website :yep: .[/QUOTE]
September 18. Pretty good CD. Phenomenon is still my favorite, though. Top songs are "Breathe You In," "Move," and "Absolute."

Posted on 08-20-2006 by Carson91
I Love This CD!! I got it for Christmas and it is sooo good!! they r awesome Live!! I love the last song on the CD Breathe You In!!


Carson91 :)

Posted on 08-20-2006 by Gandralph
i don't think they should have put so many recorded guitar solos
but still good

Posted on 09-08-2005 by sazahko
[color=darkred][font=book antiqua]'Bout blinkin' time!

Anyways, I give this album a 9.83, so...I went ahead and voted ten. Lovin' the guitar solos. :yep:

-Sazzy[/color][/font]

Posted on 09-13-2005 by thedemonhunter
I was super excited to buy this Cd the day it came out, and I was disappointed. After Phenomenon, I was expecting something just as amazing, but I was disappointed. Their is no rap at all, their sound isn't as heavy, and new solos sound weird cause they've never been there.
Maybe if some other band had put out this same CD, I would have liked it more, but the disappointment is too much

Posted on 09-15-2006 by Te eF Kay
[QUOTE=alexanderthegr8;2398547]Horrible cd.[/QUOTE]

In my opinion that's either the deadly disease of bad taste of music or just the common bad temper:lol: !
AWESOME CD!!!!!!!
And before u know it TFK will only get better!

Posted on 09-15-2006 by DKelly
[QUOTE=Te eF Kay;2616508]In my opinion that's either the deadly disease of bad taste of music or just the common bad temper:lol: ![/QUOTE]


In my opinion, it's the truth.


The only TFK I like is their CD [i]Set It Off[/i].

Posted on 09-25-2005 by fallinguprawks
This cd rocks. The chord changes that send chills down your spine, lyrics that cut to the heart, and awesome guitar solos are only part of why I voted 10. If hard rock is your thing, totally get this. If not, get it anyways :lol:

Posted on 10-06-2005 by Registered User
all I can say to TFK is "It's about freakin' time!" their old stuff was good too, but in my opinion, they continually get better. To me, this is alot harder than phenomenon, and so what if there is no rap? I mean Trev's getting old now, lol :rofl:

The Guitar Solos are incredible, and overal I think it's their best yet...and I can't wait to go see them next week in barrie! You know, with my free tickets that Jamie got for me and my buddies...for those of you who don't know who jamie is...he's the guitarist :yep:

Posted on 12-12-2006 by Te eF Kay
[QUOTE=akaukal;2411980]um...actually nothing about Pheonomenon blow s this album away. you just hav to understand that Trevor McNevan wasn't a bad rapper but wasn't in his element when he did rap. this album RAWKS[/QUOTE]

yeah trev:cool: totaly suits alt-rock more than rap:yep:

Posted on 12-12-2006 by Te eF Kay
[QUOTE=DKelly;2616752]In my opinion, it's the truth.


The only TFK I like is their CD [i]Set It Off[/i].[/QUOTE]

to be honest your opinion makes as much sense(if not less)as your location!:) ;) :D :clap: :lol: :rofl:

Posted on 12-12-2006 by DKelly
[QUOTE=Te eF Kay;2713132]to be honest your opinion makes as much sense(if not less)as your location!:) ;) :D :clap: :lol: :rofl:[/QUOTE]

Likewise, I could say that your opinion doesn't make sense either. But I won't.

Posted on 12-17-2005 by ice_wiz
Great Cd I gave it a 9!!! Gotta love the solos :clap:

Posted on 12-17-2005 by underOATHrcks
I actually really liked this cd. They were good with Phenomenon, but their guitar seemed very talentless on that cd. every riff sounded the same. There are some great solos on this cd, and just great guitar work over all. Absolute, the art of breaking, stranger, Hand grenade, move, and breathe you in are the best tracks.
9/10

Posted on 12-17-2005 by fallinguprawks
[QUOTE=Registered User]all I can say to TFK is "It's about freakin' time!" their old stuff was good too, but in my opinion, they continually get better. To me, this is alot harder than phenomenon, and so what if there is no rap? I mean Trev's getting old now, lol :rofl:

The Guitar Solos are incredible, and overal I think it's their best yet...and I can't wait to go see them next week in barrie! You know, with my free tickets that Jamie got for me and my buddies...for those of you who don't know who jamie is...he's the guitarist :yep:[/QUOTE]
Agreed. I liked their old stuff, but this totally blows all their previous cds away.

Posted on 12-17-2005 by 4Glory
Man I was disappointed, especailly after phanominon which was just alright, I much prefer their re release of set if off over this. I do like a couple of songs, "Move" was the closest thing to what I used to love about TFK, the rap and funk mixed in with heavey rifts.
When I used to see them live (for the 20th time) I'd always be anticipating them opening with great songs like Puppet to get the party started, but now its kinda ho hum, more mellow and no rap, thats what made TFK so great in the first place.
Don't get me wrong I do like some of the songs but in comparision, this CD isn't half as good as set it off. I give it at 7.

Posted on 12-30-2006 by Skater91
Im going to start of by saying TFK is one of the best Christian bands I have ever heard. Set it of gets a 5 out of 10 from me. Phenomenon and The Art Of Breaking get a 10 out of 10. I read a page or two back that Adam of Three Days Grace played in parts of Go and Hurt. Is this true?


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