The End Is Where We Begin (album)

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The End is Where We Begin
Studio album by Thousand Foot Krutch
Released April 17, 2012
Recorded August 2011-November 2011
Genre Hard rock, nu metal, alternative metal, Christian metal, rapcore
Length 48:39
Label Independent[1]
Producer Aaron Sprinkle, Trevor McNevan
Thousand Foot Krutch chronology
Live at the Masquerade
(2011)
The End Is Where We Begin
(2012)
TFK Remixes EP (2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
JesusFreakHideout 4/5 stars[1]
Louder Than the Music 5/5 stars[3]
NewReleaseTuesday favorable[4]
Under The Gun Review 6/10 [5]

The End Is Where We Begin is the sixth studio album by Canadian rock band Thousand Foot Krutch. It was released on April 17, 2012 in the United States, and was released in Canada on May 8, 2012. Vocalist Trevor McNevan has stated "the record is some of the heaviest stuff we've done and some of the lightest".[6]

Background[edit]

On November 29, 2011 they announced that they would be leaving Tooth & Nail Records to release the album independently. The band has set up a webpage offering various fans pre-release packages in exchange for advance support for the costs in recording and releasing the album.[6][7] Fans who donated to the band received early downloads of the songs "The End is Where We Begin" and "Courtesy Call" on January 7, 2012.[citation needed] The official release date was announced as April 17, 2012 via the band's Twitter feed.

"War of Change" was used by WWE as the official theme song to their Over the Limit 2012 pay-per-view event.[8]

The song "Light Up The Sky", is featured in the official EA Sports NHL 13 Video Game Soundtrack, which features sixteen songs in the official version.[citation needed] This song also has been played in several FM Radio stations all around Canada and the United States.[citation needed]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 14 on the US Billboard 200, selling 23,000 copies.[9] The album also debuted No. 1 in "Hard Rock" and "Christian" albums.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Steve Augustine, Joel Bruyere, Trevor McNevan except where noted. 

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Introduction"     1:01
2. "We Are"     3:18
3. "Light Up the Sky"   Augustine, Bruyere, McNevan, Aaron Sprinkle 4:00
4. "The End Is Where We Begin"     3:45
5. "Let the Sparks Fly"   Augustine, Bruyere, McNevan, Sprinkle 4:06
6. "I Get Wicked"     3:33
7. "Be Somebody"     3:42
8. "This Is a Warning (Intro)"     0:47
9. "Courtesy Call"     3:57
10. "War of Change"     3:42
11. "Down"     3:27
12. "All I Need to Know"   Zac Maloy, McNevan 4:10
13. "Fly on the Wall"     4:03
14. "So Far Gone"   Augustine, Bruyere, McNevan, Sprinkle 4:29
15. "Outroduction[10]"     0:38
Total length:
48:39

TFK Remixes EP[edit]

TFK Remixes EP
Remix album by Thousand Foot Krutch
Released October 1, 2012
Recorded June 2012-October 2012
Genre nu metal rapcore, Remix
Length 7:08
Label Independent[1]
Producer Aaron Sprinkle, Trevor McNevan
Thousand Foot Krutch chronology
The End Is Where We Begin
(2012)
TFK Remixes EP
(2012)
Metamorphosiz: The End Remixes Vol. 1 (2012)

In honor of their historic debut on Billboard, Thousand Foot Krutch made two remixed songs and gave them out for free on October 1.[11] The remixes are made with a style similar to Trance, using McNevan's vocals and excluding guitars or drums.[citation needed]

All songs written and composed by Steve Augustine, Joel Bruyere, Trevor McNevan, Aaron Sprinkle. 

Remix tracks
No. Title Length
1. "Let the Sparks Fly (Broken Sauce Remix)"   3:45
2. "Light Up the Sky (Solomon Olds Remix)"   3:23
Total length:
7:08

Follow-up remix albums[edit]

On the "RadioU" official page, it was announced that Thousand Foot Krutch would be releasing an entire remix album in response to the positive feedback they received from their TFK Remixes EP songs.[12] The name of the album, Metamorphosiz: The End Remixes Vol. 1, was announced on November 1.[13] On January 19, 2013, McNevan announced that they will be releasing another remix album in 2013.[14]

Personnel[edit]

  • Aaron Sprinkle - producer, keyboards, additional guitar
  • Trevor McNevan - producer, vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Joel Bruyere - bass guitar
  • Steve Augustine - drums, percussion

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gelwicks, Roger. "Thousand Foot Krutch, "The End Is Where We Begin" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved November 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-end-is-where-we-begin-mw0002311815
  3. ^ Davies, Jono (May 9, 2012). "Thousand Foot Krutch, "The End Is Where We Begin" Review". Louder Than The Music. Retrieved November 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Review of "The End Is Where We Begin" by Thousand Foot Krutch". NRT. March 16, 2012. Retrieved November 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "REVIEW:Thousand Foot Krutch: 'The End is Where We Begin'". Under the Gun Review. April 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Kickstarter: Thousand Foot Krutch, The End Is Where We Begin". Kickstarter. Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  7. ^ "TFK will launch "The End Is Where We Begin" in April 2012". Thousand Foot Krutch. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Thousand Foot Krutch ‏@OfficialTFK We are excited...". February 23, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Thousand Foot Krutch Launch Biggest Debut Ever - CMSpin News Article". Cmspin.com. April 25, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Thousand Foot Krutch Ready # "The End Is Where We Begin" For April Release". Retrieved February 22, 2012. [unreliable source?]
  11. ^ "Thousand Foot Krutch FREE Remixes". Retrieved October 2, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Thousand Foot Krutch "The End Is Where We Begin Remix" Full-Length Album". Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Thousand Foot Krutch "Metamorphosiz: The End Remixes Vol. 1" Full-Length Album". Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  14. ^ [1]
  15. ^ a b c d e f g http://www.billboard.com/artist/419560/thousand+foot+krutch/chart
  16. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/year-end/2012/top-christian-albums?begin=11&order=position
  17. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/year-end/2012/top-hard-rock-albums?begin=21&order=position