Skillet Release 'Comatose' this Fall

Published: 2006-07-27
The Grammy nominated band Skillet has announced the release of their much anticipated new album, Comatose on October 3, 2006. The band broke out with mainstream hard rock single "Savior" and haven't looked back. "We've been proud of where we've been in the past, but I feel like this is our strongest record," notes vocalist/bassist John Cooper, citing the band's recent completion of the Comatose sessions at Chicago Recording Company (Smashing Pumpkins, Michael Jackson, R. Kelly). "There are so many different influences where it won't just be about rock audiences or metal audiences. I think there's something here for everybody and it's our most mass appeal record." The lead single "Rebirthing," the first single, is a complex but accessible amalgamation of piercing strings, jarring guitars, and humongous power chords. In sharp contrast, but equally compelling are "The Last Night," "Say Goodbye" and "Yours to Hold," all oozing with ethereal orchestration and insanely infectious sing-a-long potential. While such selections are sure to storm the radio, Comatose has several examples of Skillet flexing its experimental muscles, adding several piano based and progressive periods. A careful dissection of "Whispers" unveils nods to the current prog crop via the channels of Yes, while "Better Than Drugs" (focusing on an eternal destiny rather than earthly gain) hits the top of the decibel scales and is one of the band's most aggressive displays.

Canadians can check out Skillet live at Creation West in George, WA and at Kingdom Bound at the Darien Center, NY.

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Writer: Soul Shine Staff



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