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Unread 06-10-2002, 12:12 PM   #1
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Skillet - Alien Youth

Tracks
1. Alien Youth
2. Vapor
3. Earth Invasion
4. You Are My Hope
5. Eating Me Away
6. Kill Me Heal Me
7. Thirst Is Taking Over
8. One Real Thing
9. Stronger
10. Rippin Me Off
11. Will You Be There
12. Come My Way

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Unread 06-20-2002, 05:54 PM   #2
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Talking Skillet is an inspiration

Skillet is by far the best band I've ever known. With each album they produce, they're heartfelt worship and adoration towards the Lord is expressed in the most poetic and sincere way, combing those spirit filled lyrics with an ever increasing talent of cutting edge sound. I often think of King David, comanding in the psalms for the variety of instruments to be played in worship to God, and how he would be so much into worshiping the Lord that he would dance before him, and (unknowingly I would think) loose his clothes! I've always loved music, of course it's become so much to me since I've been saved, and it is all because of what I believe music was intended for....and that's to worship our God. So to find a band that is not only talented, but filled with a desire to worship God & make him the center and the reason of their music, is exciting. It's truly amazing what happens when your able to worship God though the very music that I love the most! Thank you Skillet!
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Unread 07-20-2002, 02:44 PM   #3
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It's kinda similar to their first CD, which isn't a bad thing. It's great.
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Unread 08-01-2002, 11:42 AM   #4
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Thumbs up Skillet! The Greatest Ever!

This cd is my favorite! It is by far the best album by Skillet yet!
I only became a fan when their previous cd "Invincible" came out.
Although I knew about them when they released "Hey you, I love your soul." My favorite songs on this cd are, "Earth Invasion", "Eating me Away" & "Kill me, Heal me." In 2001 I
actually went back-stage and met the lead singer: John Cooper.
I talked to him for a long enough time to realize he was a really nice guy. Skillet is definetly my favorite band, and I hope you all like them as well.
I rate it a 10!!!

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Unread 11-18-2002, 09:11 PM   #5
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This CD is the best ever. PERIOD. The driving guitars, the smashing drums, and the awesome and pasionate lyrics, ohh man I love it! Unlike a lot of other rock bands they actually have a lead singer who can sing!, not imitate a dying frog. The only problem I have with this cd is it uses a little bit too many electronic beeps and whistles, but it's not too bad. Skillet rock on!
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Unread 12-01-2002, 10:57 PM   #6
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I got to hang out with these guys a little before and after one of their concerts. They are truely amazing people. And this cd is by far their best. Their other cds are good but this one is better.
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Unread 12-19-2002, 12:42 AM   #7
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Skillet is a great, youth oriented Christian rock band. I respect and admire the Christian role models they portray in their music and life stlye. I guess the groups biggest down would have to be one of their better aspects; they're youth oriented. I can't see myself listening to Skillet 6 or 7 years down the train when I'm married and settled (although I'm sticking to Pillar and 38th Parallel to I'm 79 and go deaf from playing the treble too loud!! Yeah baby!!) I do like their music despite that fact, but I guess I go for the more mature sounding stuff or something like that. I give the CD an 8, which will probably shoot down any hopes of my becoming a Panhead, but it is just my personal opinion. The spiritual lyrics on this CD are great and the mix of softer, inflective, more worshipful tunes and the harder electronic songs like "Kill me, Heal me" (which has frightened me out of a wistful daydream more than once mind you!!) is great. At the moment, my younger brother has misplaced the CD (grrr!!!) which I will most likely have to replace with some Christmas money. Great CD, but the youth ministry orientation means I will most likely outgrow the group's sounds by the time I hit 25. Sad but true.
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Unread 12-19-2002, 09:20 AM   #8
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Skillet is a great, youth oriented Christian rock band......I guess the groups biggest down would have to be one of their better aspects; they're youth oriented. I can't see myself listening to Skillet 6 or 7 years down the train when I'm married and settled.....but I guess I go for the more mature sounding stuff....Great CD, but the youth ministry orientation means I will most likely outgrow the group's sounds by the time I hit 25. Sad but true.
What!?!?!?!

You are correct in saying they are youth oriented, but from a "married and settled" man to a youngster----SKILLET still rocks! And how can you outgrow SKILLET's sound when it's always growing into something else? And far as maturity goes, SKILLET is by far more mature than any other "youth oriented band" I know, ecspecially Pillar and 38th Parallel.

*sigh* anyways, I just had to get that off my chest....you may visist more panheads like myself here: panheads.org
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Unread 12-19-2002, 12:29 PM   #9
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When compared...

When comnpared to mainstream "mature" sounding rock groups like Kid Rock and Nickelback for example, Skillet is obvously outranked in the eyes of Adults. Also compare to Steven Curtis Chapman (not one of my faves but...) Bebo Norman, or the like. Everything from the way they dress to the sound of their instrumentals and vocals clearly makes the band "youth oriented ministry music". It's the band's goal. John Cooper is practically a youth pastor (get me on this one if I'm wrong) and there no bones about the group being youth focused. Like I said, I like Skillet, and it's true that the group might mature as time goes on. But they limit themselves in this by filling a niche and making music towards a target audience. While not a bad thing, you can outgrow their "current" sound.
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Unread 12-23-2002, 06:19 PM   #10
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first of all there are different sounds of music. Skillet would fall under one catagory while others such as Kid Rock (which I hardly know any adults who listen to them), Steven Curtis Chapman and Bebo Norman fall under another. Skillet has been around for several years putting out 4 albums and 1 worship album, each one maturing a bit more than the previous into a different sound. I believe they've come a long way, their first album (1996 I think) had more of a grunge/alternative sound, then progressing into their current industrial rock sound. I love each album almost equally, and I think that you would be suprized with how many adults actually like them too! I do not agree that Skillet is missing out on the adult audiences because I know way to many who love them, perhaps they are young adults like myself, but the same thing can be said about the "mainstream" bands which you mentioned(saying that the bulk of their audience is youth and young adults). You are entitled to your own opinion, likewise so am I.....and so I say that Skillet is not imature as you say they are.
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Unread 12-27-2002, 11:45 PM   #11
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TIme to mediate..

TO quote Toby Mac, "Open up your mind and let your soul be free."
To quote my uncle: "Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional."
To quote myself; "As long as you close yourself off to the possibility, then of course you'll enver be reached."


The truth is if you keep an open mind and an open ehart, then yur age doesn't amtter worth crap as to the musci that toucehs you. I mean, look at Larry Norman, the Elvis of Christian music...he likes the musci of and has gien permission for use of his music by, DC Talk and other bands....the man is 60 and he likes DC Talk....that there shows age is not a big factor unelss you etl it be.

To quote the songwriting of Scott Stapp from Creed, "Time served on the Earth doesn't eman you grow in mind."

How logn you spend on this old wqrokld doesn'ta ffect what your mind does and what youa llow yourself to be minsitered by.


When I am 349 years old and theya re tryign to convince me to go into a nursing home for the 80th time...I still hope I can identitfy with Third Ady, Skillet, AudioA drenaline, 38th parellel, P.O>D. adn Creed etc...

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Unread 01-05-2003, 08:35 PM   #12
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This is a very good cd. They aren't quite as good live. The effects are slightly overdone though.
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this cd roaks butt!!!
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Unread 03-21-2003, 11:42 PM   #14
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I truly enjoy this CD...I'm a newer Skillet fan..I watched a human video on Alien Youth and couldn't get it out of my head... I bought it the next day! I've seen Skillet on many tx shows and interviews and John Cooper himself said that he was trying to reach a younger audience I don't care how old he is how settled down he is...it doesn't matter he said he wasnts to reach out to a newer generation of christians with his music and I think thats a very great attitude to have...someone needs to hit the Youth of the Nation hard with a nice solid sound that we're all looking for and I believe Skillet can easily be the band to do it...my mom can't stand them they're too hard for her and she even thinks like The Thirst Is Taking Over is hard...that's soft compared to other songs on there...overall I would say it's a fast paced CD for a fast paced generation!
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skillet is probably one of the greatest bands in christian music... ever. they just have a passion and a true love for spreading God's Word to people as much as they can, and i really respect it.

alien youth gets a 9- excellent album. a little edgy, but most definetely skillet.

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