I was turned on to Thousand Foot Krutch on their last record, Oxygen: Inhale, and, to be honest, I was not overly impressed; it just didn’t get my blood flowing. I know the band has a huge following, especially among Christian music fans but, for some reason, it did not resonate with me so, when Exhale was released, I wanted to give the band another try and see if perhaps I had not given them a fair shot. After all, the group has been around for more than 15 years, so they must be doing something right….
I am glad I made the decision to check them out again because Exhale is a really good hard rock record. It is very anthemic and reminiscent of the great arena rock era from days gone by. There are tons of hooks to sing along to, lots of energy to get you going, and a rap-rock inspired tune, “Adrenaline”, that adds a slightly different flavour while maintaining the same level of energy.
The record is brought to a close with “Honest” a ballad that would make most ’80s rockers proud and is guaranteed to make you want to dig out your lighter and wave it in the air. If big, well-produced hard rock is your thing than you will really dig Exhale.
Exhale Track Listing:
01. Running With Giants
03. Give Up The Ghost
04. A Different Kind of Dynamite
05. The River
07. Off The Rails
10. Can’t Stop This
11. Born Again
Run Time: 44:11
Release Date: June 17, 2016
Check out the track “Running With Giants”