CoamtoseArtist: Skillet
Album: Comatose
Year: 2006
Genre: Rock – Hard/ Orchestral/ Pop

I was thinking of posting a detailed review but Panheads (fans of skillet) has already posted one here and it describes the album well.

The amazing thing about Skillet is that they manage to change their style in every album. While their last album “Collide” can be nearly be labeled hard and fueled by thumping guitars, this album is a good mix of their softer and harder style glued by some edgy orchestral elements.

Favorite tracks are hard to list as all of them are enjoyable but if i am going to be picky, the ones that stand out the most are “Whispers in the dark”, “Better than drugs” and “Rebirthing”.

Korey, Ben, John, LoriAdditionally, It seems that John, the lead singer, has tweaked his vocals. Don’t worry his signature raspy voice is still present but it just sounds better in this album; and speaking of vocals some tracks also include the addition of the sweet voice of Korey, John’s wife. Lyrically, the tracks are meaningful, spiritual, straight and direct without much poetry making it much easier to sing along.

I would’ve liked to see some more edgy songs like the ones from Collide with orchestral elements but this album is not at all dissapointing, far from it.

My Rating: 5/5 — my first 5 star rating 😛

More: Skillet’s Myspace, Purevolume (listen to samples from the album)
Video: “Rebirthing” – Brightcove (higher quality), Youtube