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    THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH - Untraveled Roads - 3.5/10


TFK Music
Release date: October 9, 2017

User Review
5/10 (1 vote)

Thousand Foot Krutch successfully blend all the styles of music that people who don’t really listen to music enjoy. Flavors of Pedestrian Country Rock, Pop, Modern Rock, and Hip Hop are found here, combined to form a familiar yet inoffensive cocktail of contemporary music. Untraveled Roads is a live album representing a typical TFK set from the past several years. Everything from the album artwork and title, to the songs, is cafeteria style and prompts the question: Did this album really need to be made?

Right off the bat, we can hear some invasive Auto-tune processing on the vocal tracks, and to TFK’s credit, this could simply be from the live Auto-tune use at the concerts, but it certainly gives this release a very non-live vibe. The producers have left in the between-song shtick which is always a nice touch and it does help return some of the live feeling that is stolen by the album’s clean-shaven production.

Untraveled Roads is the kind of album that a bored Kid Rock would make if he wasn’t busy doing other, more interesting, things like running for US Senate. This release, while technically proficient, is forgettable and artistically vacuous.


  • Maxxxwell Carlisle

    Maxxxwell was a reviewer and the host of The Maxed Out Metal Hour here on Metal Express Radio. He is the current lead guitarist for LA based metal veterans Hellion. In addition to his ongoing role in Hellion, he has also released 5 albums as a solo artist and appeared as a guest writer and soloist on Michael Angelo Batio's Intermezzo album, named one of the Top 5 shred albums of 2014 by Guitar World Magazine. He continues to collaborate with various Metal musicians and teaches guitar technique and Metal composition via Skype. Additionally, he is a former competitive bodybuilder and enjoys a lifestyle based around health, fitness and Metal.

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