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A Christian Rock/Metal band formed in the mid-to-late-1990s, Thousand Foot Krutch is known well for their diverse musical style, unique vocalist, and surprisingly high popularity outside of the Christian music industry. Led by vocalist and founding member Trevor McNevan, the band has released 8 albums to date.

Studio Discography

  • 1997 - That's What People Do
  • 2000 - Set It Off
  • 2003 - Phenomenon
  • 2005 - The Art of Breaking
  • 2007 - The Flame in All of Us
  • 2009 - Welcome to the Masquerade
  • 2012 - The End Is Where We Begin
  • 2014 - Oxygen: Inhale
  • 2016 - Exhale

Let's show 'em all how you trope to this phenomenon:

  • Alternative Metal: Mixed with Nu Metal, it's always been part of their sound, but they've switched to this with The End Is Where We Begin.
  • Broken Bird: The subject of "Broken Wing."
  • Christian Rock: It's fairly obvious that they are, especially if you listen closely to their lyrics. Still, much of their fanbase is non-Christian.
  • Crowd Song: In "Puppet", Trevor is talking to the crowd in the song.
  • Darker and Edgier: Their song 'Hurt', though lighter than a lot of their usual work, has a very dark tone to the lyrics and emotion. The song was written about Trevor trying to get his friend out of committing suicide, though it is unknown whether he failed or not.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness:
    • In the mid-90s, Trevor had a little-known band (perhaps appropriately) called "Oddball", which could be considered the earliest iteration of Thousand Foot Krutch. Oddball released only one album, Shutterbug, which sounds little like TFK, with considerably more acoustic work, a less polished production (as you might expect), and less vocal intensity from Trevor.
    • Comparatively, the earliest "proper" Thousand Foot Krutch albums, That's What People Do and Set It Off tend to lean more heavily into the rap side of rap metal. Later albums would gradually incorporate less influence from rap and hip-hop, while leaning more into heavy metal.
  • Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: Trevor has a tendency to pronounce his R's as W's.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The band is sometimes called TFK.
  • I Am the Band: Trevor.
  • Metal Scream: Trevor frequently uses Type 1s, usually during the breakdowns or in the background.
  • New Sound Album: Pretty much all of them.
  • Non-Appearing Title:
    • 'Quicken'. The title is never said in the song, but the song was said to have been called that because of how the pace slows down and speeds up rapidly.
    • "E for Extinction", "War of Change", "Push" and "Give Up The Ghost" as well.
  • Nu Metal: The band's second album featured many elements of this, comparing them to the likes of Korn and Linkin Park.
  • Out-of-Genre Experience: "Born This Way" is straight-up southern metal in the vein of Black Label Society.
  • Post-Grunge: The Flame in All of Us had a few songs with elements of this.
  • Stage Names: Trevor's nickname is 'Teerawk', but barely any fans of the band know him by that name.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: Thousand Foot "K"rutch. "Rawkfist" is their most famous example, but on the whole, the band sticks with proper spelling.