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Skillet - Collide (2003)



Average User Rating: 9.23 out of 10
Total votes: 98 (Click here to vote)
Total comments: 105

Tracks
1. Forasaken
2. Savior
3. Collide
4. A Little More
5. My Obsession
6. Fingernails
7. Imperfection
8. Under My Skin
9. Energy
10. Cycle Down

For more on Skillet, click here.


Posted on 01-01-2004 by Jared
[QUOTE=Mathaytace ><>]if you guys are surprised to hear them drop the keys, you should check out their first album....[/QUOTE]
First album: Different band.

Posted on 01-01-2004 by Mathaytace ><>
[QUOTE=Jared]First album: Different band.[/QUOTE]

HUH? Are you being literal?

Posted on 01-02-2004 by SuperMan100789
hey all, this is my first post ever, and i think collide is by far their best cd yet, well, thats my opinion at least, im more into hard rock stuff more than electronica stuff. Do u guys kno how so many p/p say that christians shouldnt listen to hard stuff cuz when the music is loud, u cant connect to it?BULL!!!!!! when i listened to collide, i totally connected w/ it, there are lots of songs like that for me (meant to live, switchfoot; remember, Big Dismal; smalltown, Thousand Foot Krutch; a little more, skillet; in my head, 12 stones; the way i feel, 12 stones just to name a few more). now, not that im alll against old p/p, but it seems that mostly the p/p like that, that hate n/e thing w/ a "stong beat" as they say (even tho music is a beat, that just what it is, there is no music w/o a beat) cant be real music, "its not fit to listen to", are older p/p, its probably bcuz they were just raised in a different time, a WAY different time, we can connect w/ our hard rock music in the same way that they connect to their old hymns, i for one would like to see more contemporary music in churches today, i dont mean like hard rock screaming and stuff, just like faster moving more comtemporary praise and worship stuff like off of skillets "worship live" cd, that would be great! thnx for reading this whole thing!

Posted on 01-02-2004 by Jared
[QUOTE=Mathaytace ><>]HUH? Are you being literal?[/QUOTE]
Yes I am.

Since the first album, the original drummer has been replaced, the guitarist has been replaced twice, and a keyboardist has been added.

It's basically a different band.

Posted on 01-02-2004 by Mathaytace ><>
Than would you say [i]Hey You, I Love your Soul[/i] is a different band? it was the same three guys as the first.

Actually you didn't get the current line up until [i]Alien Youth[/i]

Posted on 01-02-2004 by Jared
[QUOTE=Mathaytace ><>]Than would you say [i]Hey You, I Love your Soul[/i] is a different band? it was the same three guys as the first.[/QUOTE]
...with the addition of Korey. She has songwriting and vocal credits. She provided all drum loops and keys on the [i]Hey You...[/i] tour.
Skidd Mills and Chris Reyes also had a large part of the band's altered sound, as they provided the loops and programming in cooperation with John (the band's only constant).

[QUOTE=Mathaytace ><>]
Actually you didn't get the current line up until [i]Alien Youth[/i][/QUOTE]
Not to be unnecessarily confrontational, but what's your point? [i]Invincible[/i], the transition between [i]Hey You...[/i] and [i]Alien Youth[/i], was still masterminded by John and Skidd. They provided most of the guitars and all of the loops (with the exception of a few done by Matt Browning).

Basically, the only two points in Skillet's history that are defined by a cohesive, single-minded band are the first and last two albums. The time in between was very much in limbo. And the vast difference between [i]Skillet[/i] and [i]Alien Youth[/i] is explained by the new roster of band members.

Posted on 01-03-2004 by Mathaytace ><>
Huh, I learned something.... I didn't know Korey was on Hey you....

cool

God Bless! :)

Posted on 01-03-2004 by Jared
[QUOTE=Mathaytace ><>]Huh, I learned something.... I didn't know Korey was on Hey you....

cool

God Bless! :)[/QUOTE]
She co-wrote "Whirlwind" and "Coming Down" (I think). She sang on "Whirlwind."

She plays no instruments on the album, but she did the electronic stuff on tour.

Posted on 01-08-2004 by Unregisted
to sum it up, wow. this is an amazing album. i dont have their other albums, but i want them. i know they are a different style, but who cares? skillet is awesome. my faves are a little more, imperfection and the rest. a definite 10!!!

Posted on 01-11-2004 by guitarplayer1
i agree it is the best one yet i like how they have become more heavy sounding band

Posted on 01-11-2004 by Mathaytace ><>
I like all their stuff (STILL don't have Collide, but I saw it in the store the other day), but I LOVE the Grunge album they did.....

Posted on 01-12-2004 by Jared
Even the elitists like Skillet, it seems. I listened to their debut "grunge" album as I showered this morning. Darn good pop tunes.

Posted on 01-14-2005 by Unregisted
Im addicted to this album and their songs are awesome every single one from Forsaken to energy and cycle down. Their lyrics are strong and loud and so are their guitars and drums.

SKILLET ROCKS MY SOCKS OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on 01-14-2005 by Mattlock
[QUOTE=Mattlock]This CD may not be Skillet's most original piece of work, but it's still original. It's also not Skillet's best album to date, but still good.[/QUOTE]
Heh, I'm changing my mind too...

It's pretty generic. The lyrics save it from getting a 3 from me. It gets a 6.

Posted on 01-16-2004 by Jonodude
Man, I love this CD. It really impressed me.

(And I'm gonna sound weird for this) But especially after "Alien Youth", which really didn't impress me... it's actually my least favorite Skillet disc. (Besides the worship disc)

But back to this one. Man, it's good.

I pre-ordered my copy (Skillet is one of my most favorite bands) so mine is autographed. :yep:

Posted on 01-19-2005 by irock4christ24
its awesome i just got it a few days ago. its the first skillet CD ive ever bought and so far so good

and a story behind this CD:
We just finished checking out and as we were walking out the wal-mart security thing went off on my step-dad and me.(embarassing!) but this elderly lady assisted us and while my step-dad showed her the recipt she said "this is the wrong one" He told her no its not the cashier just gave it to me. (it said Skillet on it) She said " it says Skillet and this isnt a skillet"Me, busting up laughing had to show her on the CD that the band name was Skillet :lol:

Posted on 01-21-2005 by alienyouthron
[font=Times New Roman]Collide definitely rocked the living socks out of me when i got to hear it in almost every way. Say what you may about their deal with lava, these guys definitely are doing their job shooting out a message of hope. Personally, Alien Youth will always be my favorite album of theirs because of their worshipful music, but Collide lays the smackdown as a gift to give a non-believer. I gave it to someone and months later the person had comitted her life to Christ. The lyrics are definitely meant to reach out to those who have known Christ so don't feel left out just cuz their aren't many worshipful kind of lyrics in this album. Music wise though, they got out of their comfort zone and really shown some real stuff. Ben got that much better on the axe in 2-3yrs (sounds a bit like Metallica a lil Van Halen and Bush all together). As for the bass, well, what's there to improve? By the next album he'll prolly start slappin the bass like Pillar, who knows. i'm suprised Korey's good at the guitar (were all were so used to her being a keybordist so who knew).[/font]
[font=Times New Roman][/font]
[font=Times New Roman]BUY THIS ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/font]

Posted on 01-30-2004 by rock man
This an awesome cd. It is by far the best skillet album yet. Not only is it good musically. it is also good lyrically. Everyone needs to check it out.

Posted on 02-11-2005 by sanctusfan14
this cd rocks. when it first came out i thought it was gonna be their owl style of playing(boy was i wrong) this cd rocks!

Posted on 02-28-2004 by Jimvee
This cd frickin rocks ya'll!!!!!!!!!!!! It is definitely the best Skillet cd yet and probably the best christian rock cd ever. The guitars are amazing and John's vocals are much more intense. They finally have let go of all that techno junk which really held Alien Youth back. The quality of the recording is much better for this album as well, which is really apparent in the guitars. Something interesting to listen to is the transitions from the verses to the chorus, they do it differently each time. The only thing I dislike about the cd is it only has 10 tracks, but that's not so bad because almost all of the tracks are over 4 minutes long. I highly recommend this cd too any hard rock or grunge fan.

Posted on 02-29-2004 by GrLBandBreakOut
This CD amazed me. I wasn't even planning on buying it myself--I hadn't bought a new Skillet CD since the times of Invincible and Hey You I love your soul....but my mom bought this for me, thinking she knew my taste in music. and...WOW. A completely different sound from their older stuff. It almost makes me want to go ahead and buy Alien Youth, just so I can hear the over all changes in sound. The sound is more rock, and the lyrics are so much more emotional...in a way a bit darker, but still with that uplifting side. I love it. Probably one of my favorite Cds right now, which is awesome, considering I thought I'd given up hope on SKillet.
Defenitely ten out of ten.

Posted on 03-06-2012 by hardrock4jesus
This CD, in my opinion is the best album that Skillet has made so far. I give it a 10/10, because this CD in my personal opinion has the best encouraging lyrics. The lyrics relate to alot of personal problems that America's youth is facing. Also it has much more heavy rock material, and most of the techie sounds from the previous album "Alien Youth" are gone. So if you are more into the heavy stuff, this is your album. It certainly was MY album!
- God Bless

Posted on 03-09-2004 by lethimrise2007
Oh yeah this cd rocks my face off!!! I have felt the ones higher presence on a few of their new songs. How do the older people know what is right and wrong. If you can feel his presence it is good for ya. Oh yeah my favorite song on the album is probaly Fingernails just because i can relate to it sorta. I like the violin? solo on the start of Collide :spin:. I also love Forsaken and all the other songs. Especially A little more. I really like when heavy bands add in a soft song on any of their albums. Man now i really like christian music. This cd beats all of the secular artists i have heard. :evil: The only song i am not a big fan of (but still like) would have to be Energy. Did anyones lyrics for Energy and Cycle Down have the same for Savior and Forsaken. Who cares this album was awesome. :hair:

Posted on 03-15-2004 by Shaneathin86
i already said this album was awesome but hey i can say it twice it was. someone said they don't like energy that much but i love it, although in an interview i read john says energy is probably the worst song on the cd, personally i love it cause its just that... energy!! i was at their concert last night which was awesome!!! pillard and 12 stones were there but skillet was by far the best! (although they didn't play energy haha) they're re-releasing their cd again in may... 29th i think or somewhere close to that going under a new label changing from ardent to lava records which is a secular label which means they'll be headed mainstream, and when they re-release the cd its gonna have an additional track! haha i'm stoked! so since i lost this cd i'll just by the new one!

Posted on 03-15-2004 by Mathaytace ><>
I like collide, but it is far from their best. (In my opinion)

Posted on 03-18-2004 by Jonodude
I like "Energy" too... the vocals are really cool. They are sung in a cool rhythm. :D

"You're an enigma wrapped in a mystery"

Posted on 03-18-2004 by Jared
[QUOTE=Jonodude]"You're an enigma wrapped in a mystery"[/QUOTE]
Join the movement to help stamp out and eradicate superfluous redundancy.

Posted on 03-19-2004 by Shaneathin86
[QUOTE]Join the movement to help stamp out and eradicate superfluous redundancy.[/QUOTE]

lol we can discuss it at the procrastinators meeting which again has been postponed til next week

Posted on 04-02-2004 by OneWithTheMud
I think this is a great CD. It reminds me of Trapt, if you've ever heard them.

Posted on 04-02-2004 by Jared
[QUOTE=OneWithTheMud]I think this is a great CD. It reminds me of Trapt, if you've ever heard them.[/QUOTE]
Please don't ruin Skillet for me.

They are one of my last remaining ties to CCM.

Posted on 04-13-2004 by Brian-Alexander
great cd im glad the techno stuff is gone. it was so stupid

Posted on 04-13-2004 by Mathaytace ><>
I liked the techno stuff. It was original.

This album rips off mainstream rock.

Posted on 04-14-2004 by luvhispresence
I really like this CD. . . I've always been a huge Skillet fan, but yeah, this CD is just awesome. . . I haven't been able to get enough of it. I constantly have it in my CD player. . .

Posted on 04-14-2004 by Jonodude
[QUOTE=Mathaytace ><>]I liked the techno stuff. It was original.

This album rips off mainstream rock.[/QUOTE]

I don't understand why something that is in the same musical genre as another, is considered a rip-off.

If you think about it, almost nothing is original. At least that's how I see it.

Posted on 04-14-2004 by Cataplum!
I love this cd.

Posted on 04-15-2004 by Col. Ghillie
I was going to give it a 10 out of 10, but the song "Fingernails" dropped it to a 9. Everything else on the cd has good music behind the lyrics, but the song just wasn't original or creative. I liked the CD alot though.

Posted on 04-15-2004 by Visirale
[QUOTE=Col. Ghillie]I was going to give it a 10 out of 10, but the song "Fingernails" dropped it to a 9. Everything else on the cd has good music behind the lyrics, but the song just wasn't original or creative. I liked the CD alot though.[/QUOTE]
Really? I think fingernails is one of the better songs on the album. Then again I'm a sucker for the keyboardish stuff...

Posted on 04-15-2004 by Visirale
[QUOTE=Brian-Alexander]great cd im glad the techno stuff is gone. it was so stupid[/QUOTE]
The "techno" stuff was a lot better from a musicians stand point. Now it's just your standard power chord ridden rock.

And the "techno" stereotype is pretty funny, because nothing they've ever done has even verged on techno. Synthrock if anything... more likely LIGHT industrial.
You want some good techno, go get some jungle, trance, or drum and bass...

Posted on 05-20-2010 by Darkhyperchaos
9/10. One of Skillet's best albums! It takes on a more up front heavy sound than Comatose, but it works well. This is easily Skillet's most intense, and heaviest album. Everyone who's into Christian rock should own this CD!

Posted on 05-23-2004 by Unregisted
[QUOTE=Mathaytace ><>]I liked the techno stuff. It was original.

This album rips off mainstream rock.[/QUOTE]

um, it is mainstream rock. they are signed to lava records, a mainstream label. so, therefore they are a "mainstream rock" band.

i think this is a pretty good album. they are gonna be real big in the mainstream world. give 'em a few months, theyll be the next switchfoot type thing. my fave songs are imperfection, forsaken, a little more, savior (great video for that song) and fingernails

Posted on 05-23-2004 by Jonular
[QUOTE=collide]they are gonna be real big in the mainstream world. give 'em a few months, theyll be the next switchfoot type thing.[/QUOTE]
Somehow, I kinda doubt that.

I think it's actually more likely that they become the next Pillar of secular music. And that's not good.

~Jon

Posted on 05-23-2004 by Unregisted
[QUOTE=SystemOfAJon]Somehow, I kinda doubt that.

I think it's actually more likely that they become the next Pillar of secular music. And that's not good.

~Jon[/QUOTE]

whats that supposed to mean?

Posted on 05-24-2004 by Brian-Alexander
overall its a good cd. they keep getting better and better.

Posted on 05-29-2004 by Mara
This is the first hard rock CD I've had before, and I love it. A Little More is one of my favorites, along with Imperfection, Collide, Savior, and Forsaken. I like the whole thing though, it's a CD that I can listen to straight thru without having to skip songs. I gave it a 10, which I don't do too often :)

Posted on 06-03-2005 by shred/dan
[QUOTE=jguitarfreak]Hate to break up the party, I listened to some tracks on Skillets new cd and quite frankly, I wasn't impressed at all. It sounded just like any other generic hard rock band out there. I think kory's keys really gave Skillet their sigature sound and they don't have nearly as much of it. It's not a bad CD, but it seems like their selling out and just trying to sell more records.[/QUOTE]
Snicker...Guffaw...Chuckle....Downright laughter!!! Generic hard rock? You must listen to Skillet, Skillet, and some more Skillet. That must be the explanation seeing as Skillet has come crashing into their newest album with a very unique and personalized sound, unlike any I've heard. So there.

Posted on 06-03-2006 by zero91
this is a great cd! i like most every song on it. and its probably my favorite skillet cd of all time. i love it!

Posted on 06-03-2006 by DKelly
Honestly, I couldn't care less about this CD. It's gotten real boring to me.

Posted on 06-03-2006 by akaukal
they're old stuff sucked. this cd is was better than their older stuff.

Posted on 06-03-2006 by DKelly
[QUOTE=akaukal]they're old stuff sucked. this cd is was better than their older stuff.[/QUOTE]


Again, our opinions seem to clash. I loved their older stuff(especially their self-titled one). This one is nothing compared to their self-titled CD.

Posted on 06-03-2006 by akaukal
[QUOTE=DKelly]Again, our opinions seem to clash. I loved their older stuff(especially their self-titled one). This one is nothing compared to their self-titled CD.[/QUOTE]
haha. we do clash alot. I just didn't like the techno sound they had in their earlier stuff.

Posted on 06-04-2005 by Jonular
You're arrogant and condescending attitude (snicker...guffaw...arrogance) is certainly not very convincing.

~Jon

Posted on 06-04-2006 by DKelly
[QUOTE=akaukal]haha. we do clash alot. I just didn't like the techno sound they had in their earlier stuff.[/QUOTE]


The self-titled CD is more grungish than techno. Any kind of grunge = good.

Posted on 06-04-2006 by Visirale
I don't listen to skillet, or any christian music really anymore, but I used to be really into them. Collide is horrible compared to anything else they wrote. Extremely generic, written solely to try and get into larger markets.

I love Hey You I love your Soul!...

Posted on 06-04-2006 by ice_wiz
[QUOTE=akaukal]they're old stuff sucked. this cd is was better than their older stuff.[/QUOTE]
Suck is a very strong word. Collide was a good CD, I love the hard rock genre, so naturally I liked the CD. There older stuff though, was way more original.

Posted on 06-07-2005 by shred/dan
[QUOTE=SystemOfAJon]You're arrogant and condescending attitude (snicker...guffaw...arrogance) is certainly not very convincing.

~Jon[/QUOTE]
Geeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzz everyone get calm. I wuz just telling what happened when I read it. How about this: Gasp!! How can you not find Skillet amazingly powerful and original, especially when considering Cooper does just about all the lyrics and music by his talented little self? Lori isn't the greatest drummer out there, but few play with her power and natural "rock your face off" attitude,(and those "few" include guy drummers) and while the guitar may get a little boring, the songs are arranged so the finished product is a song worth listening to repeatedly, and if you want to fully appreciate everything from the lyrics to the driving bass, you should anyway. Thank you, and may God continue to bless America! (crowd CHEERS!!!!) :)

Posted on 06-08-2005 by Jonular
No, that was kind of weird too.

~Jon

Posted on 06-20-2004 by Opie
[QUOTE=jguitarfreak]Hate to break up the party, I listened to some tracks on Skillets new cd and quite frankly, I wasn't impressed at all. It sounded just like any other generic hard rock band out there. I think kory's keys really gave Skillet their sigature sound and they don't have nearly as much of it. It's not a bad CD, but it seems like their selling out and just trying to sell more records.[/QUOTE]

The thing is I have seen absolutely no advertising for it...you would think that if they were "Trying to sell more records" they would advertise and alot more...the only news I've heard about it was on the skillet forum on here and I was completely surprised to walk into wal-mart and see the new Skillet CD laying on the shelf...To me it seems like a very progressive step...but aunno maybe I'm just no good at reading into things...

On a seperate note...I LOVE THIS CD...its truly a step in the right direction for Skillet...it didn't seem nearly as...aunno flaky? as Alien Youth...the thing about Alien Youth is it dealt with alot of themes that didn't seem all to serious...(earth Invasion...Alien Youth) I mean they had a few tracks that were exeptional in my opinion(The Thirst Is Taking Over...Come My Way...to name a few) but on the whole the CD just seemed not for a more mature audience...Wen compared to Collide however the themes are alot more grown up and seem to have a lot of John's struggles and tribulations in them...You can feel what hes going thru and relate...I gave it a 10 because I enjoy the harder stuff and the new area they are experimenting in and although I miss the few slow songs I'm much more satisfied with a more grown up sounding CD...Theres my 2 cents...or 50? not sure but anyway...BUY IT!

Posted on 06-27-2004 by CrazyJewBoy
Great cd indeed but I was rather shocked when I heard their new song "Open Wounds". Sounds very very angry and uncharacteristically unforgiving of them. Great musically though and the intensity seems to even exceed Linkin Park at times! Huzzah :)

Posted on 06-28-2004 by jjvacc
AHH I HAVENT HEARD THAT SONG!! WHERE CAN U HEAR IT??! [i really like angry music sometimes...i LOVE collide. do they have a new album out or somein? or did u just hear it like on a promo?

-chesta

Posted on 06-28-2004 by eric k
[QUOTE=jjvacc]AHH I HAVENT HEARD THAT SONG!! WHERE CAN U HEAR IT??! [i really like angry music sometimes...i LOVE collide. do they have a new album out or somein? or did u just hear it like on a promo?

-chesta[/QUOTE]You have to buy the rerelease of Collide.

Posted on 06-28-2004 by CrazyJewBoy
[QUOTE=jjvacc]AHH I HAVENT HEARD THAT SONG!! WHERE CAN U HEAR IT??! [i really like angry music sometimes...i LOVE collide. do they have a new album out or somein? or did u just hear it like on a promo?

-chesta[/QUOTE]

Hey Chesta! I'm not talking about angry sounding music, the lyrics are very very angry is what I mean...here Ill get the lyrics (I bought the release cause I am a huge Skillet fan and have all their cds lol...):

*Edit by Art - Lyrics removed. It is illegal to post them in such a manner. :)

No forgiveness, just anger *shrugs*

Posted on 06-28-2004 by Jenacen
It's a song about someone who was abused by someone growing up. Songs like this I dont think are really meant to sound forgiving; just to capture an emotion, show the world how brutal the situation looks, and in a way, show sympathy to those who have experienced it firsthand.

Posted on 06-28-2004 by JESOd
The lyrics to the story was suppose to capture the anger in such a situation... which may I add did a very good job. In interviews, John Cooper actually talks a little about his situation and tells how he and his father later talked about it all. His father is saved now and they are a lot better now.

Posted on 06-28-2004 by Unregisted
I love this CD. The re-release is better than the old one. I have both.
"Open Wounds" rocks!
The song is about John's relationship with his dad growing up.

In case y'all are wonderin.

Posted on 07-09-2004 by PrfctlyImprfct
Ok, I've never been a really big Skillet fan, but i heard "Savior" and i was like..."THAT'S SO AWESOME!" Then I heard "Forsaken" and i was like..."THAT'S SO AWESOME!" Then I heard "My Obsession" and i was like..."THAT'S SO AWESOME!" Then I heard "Fingernails" and i was like..."THAT'S SO AWESOME!" Ok I think you get the point. This cd is AWESOME. Skillet rules! This cd is great song after great song from start to finish. I love it! 10...duh!

Posted on 07-09-2004 by PrfctlyImprfct
Ok, I've never been a really big Skillet fan, but i heard "Savior" and i was like..."THAT'S SO AWESOME!" Then I heard "Forsaken" and i was like..."THAT'S SO AWESOME!" Then I heard "My Obsession" and i was like..."THAT'S SO AWESOME!" Then I heard "Fingernails" and i was like..."THAT'S SO AWESOME!" Ok I think you get the point. This cd is AWESOME. Skillet rules! This cd is great song after great song from start to finish. I love it! 10...duh!

Posted on 07-10-2004 by Sean
[QUOTE=CrazyJewBoy] Great musically though and the intensity seems to even exceed Linkin Park at times! Huzzah :)[/QUOTE]
I would imagine so considering that Linkin Park isn't intense AT ALL. The whole Collide CD is far more intense and brutal than anything I've heard by Linkin Park

Posted on 08-18-2004 by Jimvee
I don't know about that. Chester's screaming can be pretty intense, but, yeah, I have to agree that this cd much more brutal.

Posted on 08-18-2004 by Sean
People named Chester aren't capable of having intense screams.

Posted on 08-22-2004 by Jimvee
And people named John Cooper are?

Posted on 08-22-2004 by Brazen
This was their best album to me. I gave it an 8 since i get a little annoyed by their heavy one chord riffs they do a lot, or seem to do a lot. But besides that, it's awesome. "A Little More" is my favorite, but "Imperfections" is another gooder. Heck, I like 90% of the CD.

Oh, John Cooper's the lead vocalist and bassist.

Posted on 08-26-2006 by samhung
This was the CD that made me fall in love with them :) Though I don't like all of the songs on the album

Posted on 09-07-2004 by Elms
Saw them live, got the cd, love it, they are being played on mainstreem, two chicks in the band. good stuff.

Posted on 09-07-2004 by Mattlock
This is a pretty good CD. Not Skillet's best CD, but still really good. (I haven't heard AY or Invincible.) It's kind of sad they dropped their signature style for this, though. Before, they were unique. Now they aren't. They are still original, though. This may not be Skillet's most original CD, but still pretty good. I give it a 9.

Posted on 09-07-2004 by Sean
[QUOTE=skilletswitch]This is a pretty good CD. Not Skillet's best CD, but still really good. (I haven't heard AY or Invincible.) [b]It's kind of sad they dropped their signature style for this, though. Before, they were unique.[/b] Now they aren't. They are still original, though. This may not be Skillet's most original CD, but still pretty good. I give it a 9.[/QUOTE]
They've had radicaly different styles for all of their CDs.

Posted on 09-07-2004 by Mattlock
Radically? Not really. Did they change their styles a little? Yes. From between Self-Titled and HYILYS, they had completley different styles, but it still had a little grunge on some songs. Invincible (from what I've heard) is like HYILYS, just a little softer, and AY is like the others, only a little harder. The Collide is completley different from AY, while still having a small influence from self-titled.

Posted on 09-07-2004 by Young Twig
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Posted on 09-07-2004 by Jonular
[QUOTE=Young Twig]Pfft. :([/QUOTE]
Heh. Yeah.

I retract all posts made in this forum before, oh, say......two months ago. Or maybe even more recently.

~Jon

Posted on 09-25-2004 by Mattlock
[quote=SystemOfaJon]Heh. Yeah.

I retract all posts made in this forum before, oh, say......two months ago. Or maybe even more recently.[/quote]



This CD may not be Skillet's most original piece of work, but it's still original. It's also not Skillet's best album to date, but still good.

Posted on 09-25-2004 by RockerDud3
I love there music! They where at the harvest, and they are the best Christian Rock band ever! I like that thing they do with there heads, This is one more c-D I want for Chrstimas, or for my birthday!

Posted on 09-27-2004 by Unregisted
[QUOTE=joylovesskillet]I'm already partial to Skillet obviously, but I bought the cd today and it is COMPLETELY awesome! I really expected it to be good, but man, Skillet rocks.[/QUOTE]
Wow your from memphis me too i heard skillet had a concert going on but i think it got cancceled if i didnt did you go?

Posted on 09-27-2004 by natedawg5280
great.

Posted on 09-30-2006 by monkeysmile
i love this cd,by far their best cd to date.

Posted on 10-10-2006 by urias888
i loved all cds and respected them in their time era :) the best cd tho i think is Comatose but Collide is also a great cd, very gritty tho

Posted on 10-15-2006 by Luder
This was the first Skillet CD I got, and I loved it. John's voice is simply amazing, I think he has one of the coolest voices I've ever heard.

I bought Alien Youth at Spirit West Coast this year, and I liked it but not as much as Collide. Collide is just awesome. I got Comatose earlier today, so will hold off my opinions on which one I like better until I listen to Comatose more. I love Rebirthing and Whispers In the Dark.

I saw skillet live and it was extremely intense, I wanna say its probably the best concert I've seen.

Skillet seems to be labeled as hard, which I agree with but I love how they can be "softer" and yet intense as well, even in the same song, like the song collide for example.

Posted on 10-16-2006 by monkeysmile
Comatose is more melodic, Collide is more passionate.

Posted on 11-22-2003 by Visirale
So far... this is the best skillet album. I'll admit I love industrial.. and I thought nothing could outdo alien youth. But man was I wrong. This album is just so intense and in your face. The guitars are huge! The vocals are amazing... It just meshes so well together. There aren't any songs that I skip over while listening to it... They are just so good. What is more amazing is that each track sounds really unique. So each track seems fresh and new. This album is really good news for skillet. I'm sure it will be the best selling album; the genre is so big now.

This album really is a 10/10.

Posted on 11-22-2003 by Jonular
Wow. This is a GREAT CD. When you hear that this is supposed to be a hard rock CD, believe it. But don't think that this is a generic nu-metal CD. It isn't.

The songs are all great. The lyrics are good. The music, especially the guitar and Korey's great strings-on-the-keys stuff, is just phenomenal. Also, John's gritty vocals are widely used, and in great ways. He even screams at times. He can scream well. Yes.

If you like hard rock, buy this album, even if you absolutely hated Skillet's last album, Alien Youth.

~Jon

Posted on 11-23-2003 by Mathaytace ><>
*Can't wait to hear it*

Posted on 12-19-2003 by joylovesskillet
I'm already partial to Skillet obviously, but I bought the cd today and it is COMPLETELY awesome! I really expected it to be good, but man, Skillet rocks.

Posted on 12-20-2003 by Shaneathin86
Skillet is by far my favorite band at the moment, i think they'll be holding that spot for a very long time. I loved this cd and was disapointed to hear it only have 10 tracks i think there shoulda been more, 10 is very small, perhaps 12 or even 13... anything really woulda done but oh well i'm really happy with what they delivered. new cd new style good music, combination works for me.

-Shaner

Posted on 12-20-2003 by Sean
[QUOTE=Shaneathin86]Skillet is by far my favorite band at the moment, i think they'll be holding that spot for a very long time. I loved this cd and was disapointed to hear it only have 10 tracks i think there shoulda been more, 10 is very small, perhaps 12 or even 13... anything really woulda done but oh well i'm really happy with what they delivered. new cd new style good music, combination works for me.

-Shaner[/QUOTE]

Yeah, I prefer lots of songs myself too. However, I this CD is worth an exception. This is by no means a short CD. The shortest song is 3 minutes 56 seconds. The CD is over 45 minutes. Thats a completely normal length for a CD. From reading interviews, they really seemed to want to trim any fat off this CD. They wanted 10 solid songs that fit together. All killer and no filler. Thats what this CD is.

Posted on 12-25-2003 by jguitarfreak
Hate to break up the party, I listened to some tracks on Skillets new cd and quite frankly, I wasn't impressed at all. It sounded just like any other generic hard rock band out there. I think kory's keys really gave Skillet their sigature sound and they don't have nearly as much of it. It's not a bad CD, but it seems like their selling out and just trying to sell more records.

Posted on 12-25-2003 by Jonular
[QUOTE=jguitarfreak]Hate to break up the party, I listened to some tracks on Skillets new cd and quite frankly, I wasn't impressed at all. It sounded just like any other generic hard rock band out there. I think kory's keys really gave Skillet their sigature sound and they don't have nearly as much of it. It's not a bad CD, but it seems like their selling out and just trying to sell more records.[/QUOTE]
I think that's going to be the general response from the people who despise most generic hard rock and like Skillet's also pretty generic more pop rock sound with keys.

I like hard rock more, so I'm biased, just like everybody else. But I don't think it's all that generic, especially with John Cooper's gritty vocals (certainly doesn't sound that much like Creed, which I'm most certainly thankful for).

And I [b]definitely[/b] don't think Skillet is selling out in any way.

~Jon

Posted on 12-25-2003 by Ron Ron
should i get this cd for wilfredo for christmas?

Posted on 12-26-2003 by Sean
[QUOTE=jguitarfreak]I think kory's keys really gave Skillet their sigature sound and they don't have nearly as much of it. It's not a bad CD, but it seems like their selling out and just trying to sell more records.[/quote]

Skillet never had a signature sound. Each album has been very different. They openly admit to being influenced by trends in music. This has been apperently with every single one of their albums.

Changing your sound to sell records isn't selling out. You have to go against some conviction for profit to sell out. Since they've never held any such convictions I don't see how they could be selling out. Further, their techno/industrial/pop albums were far more commercial. When they released Invinsible they had their biggest hit by far. If they sold out with this album, they definately sold out with that album.

Posted on 12-26-2003 by Jonular
[QUOTE=Sean]When they released Invinsible they had their biggest hit by far.[/QUOTE]
I don't know if you're talking about biggest hit album or song, but as of September, according to Ben (he told me personally), Alien Youth was their best selling album, and had sold around 110,000 copies.

~Jon

Posted on 12-26-2003 by Sean
[QUOTE=SystemOfAJon]I don't know if you're talking about biggest hit album or song, but as of September, according to Ben (he told me personally), Alien Youth was their best selling album, and had sold around 110,000 copies.

~Jon[/QUOTE]
I was refering to singles. I read an interview where John said "Best Kept Secret" has been their biggest hit single. He also said that lots of little kids started going to their shows when it came out. He was really confused to see 8 year olds with their parents at their shows.

Posted on 12-31-2003 by bobthecockroach
I gave it a 9 to say that I believe it is a staple for the hard rock genre. This CD is awesome. John Cooper is amazing as usual. The keyboards have taken a bit of a backseat but the music is still awesome. Skillet fans and hard rock fans, do not miss this CD.

Posted on 12-31-2003 by Jenacen
It's quite a change in their music, and I'm not one for hard music, but this was ok to me.:)

Posted on 12-31-2003 by MJ_Avalanche
I gotta give Skillet some mad props for this album. I find it being harder and harder for me to go back and listen to their older stuff because this is just so much more different from their previous albums.

I mean, what's not to love about this album. John's gritty, yet emotional vocals (all while playing bass!), Ben's heavy rhythm and (surprisingly enough) guitar solos, Korey's top notch keyboard playing, and Lori's incredible drumming.

Honestly, I had a few doubts about this album, considering how much I LOVED their older sounds with the more keyboard driven songs. But, really... all I can say about this is wow. Everything just came out perfect (or at least, as perfect as something can get here on earth).

The only thing I don't like is "A Little More" simply because it's such a break in the energy of the CD. Don't get me wrong, it's a great song, but its just kinda like the CD goes up and then just drops out when "A Little More" comes on and then jumps back up on "My Obsession" (which is arguably the best song on the album).

Overall, I'd give it a 9.5 (docking those 0.5 points for "A Little More"), but since I can't do that, I just gave it a 10 on the poll. Now, go buy it if you haven't!!!!!

Posted on 12-31-2003 by Sean
[QUOTE=MJ_Avalanche]John's gritty, yet emotional vocals (all while playing bass!), [/QUOTE]

There is pretty much a zero percent chance he tracked the vocals and bass parts at the same time. ;)


...of course, live would be something different all together...

Posted on 12-31-2003 by MJ_Avalanche
[QUOTE=Sean]...of course, live would be something different all together...[/QUOTE]

Which is what I was thinking of... I'd love to hear this new stuff live.

I know as well as anyone else that hardly no one tracks two things at once anymore (especially vocals and guitar or bass).

Posted on 12-31-2003 by joylovesskillet
[QUOTE=Sean]...of course, live would be something different all together...[/QUOTE]

I promise, they are just as good live. I haven't heard the newer stuff, but I've been to a few concerts of theirs and John's voice even sounds better live even when he is playing bass.

Posted on 12-31-2003 by Mathaytace ><>
if you guys are surprised to hear them drop the keys, you should check out their first album....


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