Tuesday, August 4, 2009

To Know That You're Alive CD review!

To Know That You’re Alive is the latest album from Christian rock band Kutless. This is Kutless’ fifth studio release, and it follows the success of Hearts of the Innocent. This is also the first album that includes guitarist Nick Departee (who replaced parting member Ryan Shrout, who left to be able to spend time with his baby girl who is legally blind).

To Know That You’re Alive is a story… A story of how pain is a good thing in some ways, because it tells us that we’re still alive. John 12:24 says, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.” Although for the time, something may seem to be bad, it will “work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). The band’s lead singer Jon Micah Sumrall severely injured his shoulder during a skiing accident. His time of healing gave birth to this song.

In addition, the track has twelve more songs including, “The Disease and the Cure,” a song about how temptation affects us, and “I Do Not Belong” a stirring song about how we are in this world but not of it. It also features the song that is featured on Rock Band 2, “The Feeling”.
This reviewer found the album encouraging, and personally considered it Kutless’ best album. This album is rated five of five for excellent lyrical content and driving rhythms.


  1. Hey, Jay! Just found your blog, and it turns out that I really like music, too! I really like Kutless, Newsboys, Hillsong, and Steven Curtis Chapman. It is nice to hear groups like these who are talented in both music and songwriting. It is one thing to come up with words that rhyme, and another thing to write poetry. That's why I like these folks.
    Do you like country music, btw? I personally like Josh Turner, Sara Evans, and... somebody whose name I don't remember. :D
    Was nice to stop by!

  2. Hi Injane,
    Thanks for commenting so many times in a day... what a surprise! Do I like country music? Hmmm...I like Randy Travis and the Isaacs. I haven't really heard a whole lot of country, but I'll take a listen to those you mentioned. Basically, I'm not partial to country, but I just might like a song that I hear on the country radio stations!


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