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PostSubject: Kutless returns   Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:12 am

Remember the cool Christian modern rock band Kutless?  Oh, many of us have their albums but may have gotten to the point we rarely listen anymore.  I still spin my favorite albums from time to time.

Anyway, they are back with a new record called "Alpha/Omega".  Even though their last album "Surrender" returned to the more rock side with worship elements, I believe this finished the transformation of a once great rock band with something to say to just another average worship band.  They do have some of the rock guitars in the background that were missing from the 2014 worship record "Glory", but this still isn't Kutless as we grew to know and love them.  Out of 11 studio albums, you have 6 rock records, one Christmas album with some worship tracks thrown in, and 4 worship records.  I am guessing that, since the worship records are now coming more closely together, that the transformation is complete.  I probably won't keep buying their stuff as I loved the rock band Kutless.

This is one of those times that I feel like the fans are getting cheated a tad.  We're buying a Kutless record and know what we expect but find something else.  If they go full on worship, they really should change the name in my opinion.  They are changing the product so a new name is in order just for branding.  Name recognition alone isn't going to help them when many of their rock fans feel alienated from them because of the style change.  They will pick up some fans too, but I think they will see a drop overall in interest as the fans switch to something with teeth......if we can find it.

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PostSubject: Re: Kutless returns   Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:07 pm

The first two CDs of Kutless were great and rockin'.
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PostSubject: Re: Kutless returns   Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:01 am

Don't know much about them, but this song ministered to me in a big way in a very dark time...

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PostSubject: Re: Kutless returns   Yesterday at 7:17 am

Oh, their worship projects are usually well done.  I actually liked the first two as they still had their rock edge.  This one hints at it.  However, they hit the scene back in 2000 or 2001 as one of the post-grunge modern rock bands.  They were a rock band that managed to get played on CCM radio.  I've seen them in concert now a couple of times.  When the occasional worship project was coming out, it was okay.  Then, these two newer worship projects are released ever closer together and they are pretty mild.  It comes off as two separate bands, really.  One album will rock and the next one is all light and fluffy.

For me, this is a band that needs to do what my parents used to tell us when we were running in and out of the house, "Either get in or get out!"  Either get into the rock stuff, or get out.  Get into the worship stuff, or get out.  Or, at least, do the worship lyrics and rock that out as this would be different these days.

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PostSubject: Re: Kutless returns   Yesterday at 7:32 pm

I'll have to scope out some of their early releases...
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