Knives to the Future

Knives to the Future
Knives to the Future by Project 86.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 11, 2014 (2014-11-11)
GenreAlternative metal, Christian metal, post-hardcore
LabelTeam Black
ProducerMatt McClellan, Andrew Schwab
Project 86 chronology
Wait for the Siren
Knives to the Future
Sheep Among Wolves

Knives to the Future marks the ninth album from Project 86. Team Black Recordings released the project on November 11, 2014. Project 86 worked with Matt McClellan and Andrew Schwab on the production of this album.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Christ Core8.5/10[1]
CM Addict4/5 stars[2]
HM Magazine4.5/5 stars[3]
Indie Vision Music5/5 stars[4]
Jesus Freak Hideout4.5/5 stars[5]
3.5/5 stars[6]
4/5 stars[7]
4.5/5 stars[8]
4/5 stars[9]
Jesus Wired8/10 stars[10]
New Release Tuesday4/5 stars[11]

Signaling in a four and a half star review by HM Magazine, Sean Huncherick replies, "Knives to the Future not only carries the hype, but vaults it over."[3] Michael Weaver, indicating in a four and a half star review from Jesus Freak Hideout, recognizes, "Project's latest is musically hard-hitting and lyrically challenging and on point."[5] Shaving a half star off her review is New Release Tuesday's Mary Nikkel, responding, "This is a project likely to further solidify the loyalty of their dedicated following."[11] Specifying in a five star review by Indie Vision Music, Lee Brown reports, "Knives to the Future is poetry that is formatted for the pleasure of your auditory canals."[4] Andrew Funderburk, awarding the album four stars at Christian Music Review, writes, "Although Knives to the Future is lyrically sound and has stand-out tracks, like any album should, the overall general feel does lack somewhat in the energy that rock usually gives."[2] Rating the album an eight star release for Jesus Wired, Topher P. says, "Although there are, like practically any other release, a few low points on the record, that tally stays at only a few."[10] Jacob Neff, awarding the album an eight and a half out of ten at Christ Core, writes, "Project 86 has created a beautiful, powerful, and complex album that has further stretched the band’s creative muscles."[1]

Track listing[]

2."Spirit of Shiloh"3:47
3."Acolyte March"3:12
4."Knives to the Future"3:17
5."Son of Flame"3:38
6."Captive Bolt Pistol"2:32
9."Pale Rider"3:47
10."Valley of Cannons"2:55
11."White Capstone"3:40
Total length:40:47
Special Edition Bonus Digital Acoustic EP
13."Nocturnal Gaze"3:05
14."Firefly Without a Night"3:16
16."In Trenches"3:03
Total length:53:12


Adapted from AllMusic.[12]

Project 86

Addition musicians



Chart (2014) Peak
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[13] 38


  1. ^ a b Neff, Jacob (November 7, 2014). "Project 86 – Knives To The Future". Christ Core. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Funderburk, Andrew (November 18, 2014). "Project 86 "Knives To The Future" (Review)". CM Addict. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Huncherick, Sean. "Project 86 - Knives to the Future". HM Magazine. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Brown, Lee. "Project 86 - Knives to the Future". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Weaver, Michael. "Project 86, "Knives To The Future" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  6. ^ Gangl, Bert. "Project 86, "Knives To The Future" Review - Second Staff Opinion". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  7. ^ Rice, Mark. "Project 86, "Knives To The Future" Review - JFH Staff's Additional 2 Cents". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  8. ^ Fryberger, Scott. "Project 86, "Knives To The Future" Review - JFH Staff's Additional 2 Cents". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  9. ^ Hoskins, Kevin. "Project 86, "Knives To The Future" Review - JFH Staff's Additional 2 Cents". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  10. ^ a b Topher P. (January 15, 2015). "Project 86's Knives Are To The Future On Their Latest Album". Jesus Wired. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  11. ^ a b Nikkel, Mary. "Fighting for the Future". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  12. ^ "Project 86 – Knives to the Future". AllMusic. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
  13. ^ "Project 86 Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 19, 2015.