Monday, November 21, 2016
Rock and Roll Heroes - Skillet
Skillet is the first christian band to hit no.1 on the mainstream rock chart, they have toured hard ever since the formation in 1996 and truly earned their success. You could say there are two different Skillet soundwise, the industrial rock/post grunge version pre-Comatose and the symphonic rock version post-Comatose.
But it´s definitely the 2006 album Comatose that made them a name on everybody´s lips, that album and the new one Unleashed are bigger than life.
Rebirthing, the opening track of Comatose, is top quality epic rock like a gift from god so it was easy to pick Comatose on Palace of Rock´s Top 25 christian rock albums ever made.
This album is more of an electro rock affair with plenty of ultra strong tracks that won´t be misplaced in a setlist live.
Best tracks : You´re powerful, Best kept secret
The smash hit Monster from the Awake album is their most popular song but the band lined up chartclimbers like Awake and Alive, Lucy and Sick of it from the latter albums while the die hard fans look back on the fan faves of their early albums with songs like Alien Youth, Vapor, You are my hope and Locked in a cage.
No wonder, Skillet has become widely influential for bands like Wavorly, Stria, Awaken The Empire, The Spiritual Plague and The Truth Is.
Sure, there are signs of what was to come on Collide but the record´s uneven and the production lack of power.