Style: Vertically-framed modern rock; compare to Jeremy Camp, Daughtry, 3 Doors Down
Top tracks: "Carry Me to the Cross," "If It Ends Today," "Even If the Healing Doesn't Come"
Not long ago, it was unfashionable for music fans to admit they liked Kutless, but now that the band's been in business over a decade, they're hitting their stride. Believer blends a more mature edition of the group's modern rock beginnings with more recent worship musings (though this batch is all originals), resulting in both gritty anthems and crisply-crafted, gradually intensifying ballads. Not every track ties up in a neat bow as the band grapples with topics like suffering and terminal illness, but they also remind listeners to raise their hands in praise no matter the season.1