Skillet - Collide

Saturday 1st May 2004
Skillet - Collide
Skillet - Collide

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Ardent 766887253105
RRP: £10.99

Reviewed by Haydon Spenceley

With every new album, Skillet strike me as being one of the most thoughtful bands in Christian rock. Not for them album after album peddling the same musical style with safe, conservative-friendly lyrics. No, for them the task always seems to be to push back the envelope of rock within the Christian scene. ‘Collide’, no doubt helped by the utilising of mainstream producer Paul Ebersold (Three Doors Down) is no different. The contrast between this and their previous album ‘Alien Youth’ is startling. The rock factor remains, and has indeed been turned up several notches on songs such as barn-storming opener “Forsaken”, “My Obsession” and “Fingernails”, but the keyboard-led rock of the previous album has been replaced by a thoroughly gritty, yet still melodic, hard rock sound, perhaps comparable to Chevelle or Tool. Lyrically, ‘Collide’ is straight-up and hard-hitting. “Everywhere I go I can’t escape your energy,” John Cooper sings on “Energy”, whilst “Savior” proclaims “What you got, what you want, what you need, gonna be your savior.” Skillet are still in the business of producing hard rock anthems for the youth of today. Long may it continue.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Forsaken [Listen]
2. Savior [Listen]
3. Collide [Listen]
4. A Little More [Listen]
5. My Obsession [Listen]
6. Fingernails [Listen]
7. Imperfection [Listen]
8. Under My Skin [Listen]
9. Energy [Listen]
10. Cycle Down [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by racheal in texas @ 22:25 on Jun 11 2007

collide is the best song i ever heard and i love skillet also because they are christian rock. and let god richly bless all the people in the skillet band.

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