Comatose CD  -     By: Skillet
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Comatose CD

Ino Records/m2.0 Communication / 2006 / Compact disc

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/preview/10/88/CD5462X_1.mp3 1. Rebirthing Skillet ? Album Only
/preview/10/83/CD5462X_2.mp3 2. The Last Night Skillet ? Album Only
/preview/10/84/CD5462X_3.mp3 3. Yours to Hold Skillet ? Album Only
/preview/10/81/CD5462X_4.mp3 4. Better Than Drugs Skillet ? Album Only
/preview/10/82/CD5462X_5.mp3 5. Comatose Skillet ? Album Only
/preview/10/79/CD5462X_6.mp3 6. The Older I Get Skillet ? Album Only
/preview/10/80/CD5462X_7.mp3 7. Those Nights Skillet ? Album Only
/preview/10/77/CD5462X_8.mp3 8. Falling Inside the Black Skillet ? Album Only
/preview/10/78/CD5462X_9.mp3 9. Say Goodbye Skillet ? Album Only
/preview/10/85/CD5462X_10.mp3 10. Whispers In the Dark Skillet ? Album Only
/preview/10/86/CD5462X_11.mp3 11. Looking for Angels Skillet ? Album Only

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Massive rock riffs, swirling drums, humongous hooks, catchy choruses---Skillet really cooks in this explosive new release! "Rebirthing," "Better Than Drugs," "Falling Inside the Black," "Looking for Angels," "Whispers in the Dark," "The Older I Get," the title track, and other hot tunes sizzle with energy---and call you to come alive in Christ.

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Format: Compact disc
Vendor: Ino Records/m2.0 Communication
UPC: 766887254621
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CCMMagazine.com

A Quantum Leap

Skillet has been plying its trade in youth-friendly Christian rock for a decade, becoming a go-to band in the industry with Christian radio hits, super-tight and very evangelistic concerts and enough vinyl, hair color and sequenced industro-groove to give more conservative youth pastors Nine Inch nightmares. While they have amassed an impressive following and developed one of the crazier live shows in the business, one thing Skillet has lacked is artistic credibility. Though band leader John Cooper has long been one of the most approachable, passionate and intense personalities in the industry, prior to 2003’s Collide, Skillet seemed destined to fill Petra’s shoes some day.

As admirable as fulltime youth ministry is, Skillet had a ways to go before its songs would find purchase in the rocky environs of pop culture. If Collide was a step in the right direction, however, the October 3 release of Comatose is a quantum leap.

Collide was a breakthrough for the band in several ways. Three years later, the band takes the progress further with 11 songs that unabashedly blend arena rock, progressive rock, modern alternative elements and a lingering post-industrial sensibility into an impressive package. Being the first project the band actually recorded since signing with Lava/Atlantic, the disc sounds larger than life from the first notes. Enlisting the help of veteran producer Brian Howes (Hinder, Hedley) and mixers Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Hoobastank) and David Bottrill (Tool, Staind), Lava/Atlantic has given Skillet everything it needs to make a credible run at the mainstream.

The disc opens with “Rebirthing,” a churning chunk-fest with swirling symphonic stabs adding color and Cooper’s best vocal performance to date. The song is simply enormous. Keyboardist and programmer Korey Cooper is back on support vocals after, unfortunately, keeping her trap shut on Collide. Her voice adds a wonderfully gothic touch. Playing the foil to husband John’s rasp, Korey’s pipes make all the difference in the ever important opening cut. Fortunately, the epic strings and graceful vocals re-appear throughout the disc, coloring the whole project beautifully.

While the musical theme of the record is big rock and hooks, the band finds a way to add some diversity within the formula. There are ’80s-era power ballads (“Yours to Hold,” “Say Goodbye”) and manic metal (“Better Than Drugs”). But its stock-in-trade remains new-century arena rock, full of huge melodies (far more interesting than the band’s typical monotone melodies of the past) and simple, easy-to-grasp lyrical sentiments. Thematically centered on the concept of waking up (to love, to relationships, to truth, to life), there isn’t much here that is truly unique; but arena rock was never about originality in the first place. It’s honest; it’s real; and you can bang your head to it.

JOHN J. THOMPSON – CCMMagazine.com

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  1. New Columbia, Pa
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Love this band
    January 7, 2011
    Preston J Wesner
    New Columbia, Pa
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    Quality: 3
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Awesome cd,Not all the songs are about the Lord and I don't like that but it was well worth the money.My case was cracked when I got the cd it didn't bother me too much I know Christianbook would have been happy to replace it I just kept it instead.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 12, 2010
    Norryfan
    Love this CD. Kids love it too.It's nice to have positive rock music out there without worrying about the content. Some people say Skillet is getting too mainstream, I don;t agree. By putting positive messages out there and having decent music to listen too that doesn't need to have a parent warning on I think is great.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 19, 2010
    Dani
    I just got finally got Comatose, after hesitating so long because so many people had mixed feelings about Skillet's sound and lyrics. I am SOOO Glad I got this CD! God is written all over these songs and my relationship whith Him has gotten stronger listening to this CD. I really like their hard rock sound, it is one of the best I've ever heard, even in the mainstream world. Better Than Drugs does NOT have lyric problems whatsoever, instead it is a modern Psalm that anyone coming from that background can find hope and healing in. Rebirthing is a parable of being born again. The song Comatose is a song of dying out to the old man and rising up, to use more traditional Christian vocabulary. Falling Inside the Black really connected with me, but Looking For Angels is really quite possibly the most evangelistically minded song on the CD, it makes me want to talk about God openly, rather than shy away from spiritual conversations with some of my friends. The Older I Get is a song about John Cooper's own relationship with his father before God's grace healed their relationship. Say Goodbye is one of the most poignant love songs I have ever heard with gorgeous piano in the background. I LOVE this album. Don't waste anymore time before getting it like I did!
  4. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    January 24, 2010
    Ben Watts
    i have mixed fellings about this cd they defanently have a good sound! but when i here the lyrics to falling inside the black,bettar then drugs, and comatose i really wonder were this band is at with there relathionship with God!
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    December 23, 2009
    Paula
    This cd is the best! Skillet's sound is hard, gritty and powerful, and their lyrics speak to the soul about God, faith, and love through hard times, as well as the tremendous power and hope we possess through Christ. I definately recommend!
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