I’ve followed Skillet’s music ever since they appeared on the Christian music scene, but I was never a huge fan until their latest album, Comatose, came out last month. This is one album that will definitely earn the status of “repeat-all” mode in my car. My original attraction was the combination of an orchestra and driving guitars with solid rhythm on almost every song, kinda reminding me of something like Carol of the Bells by Trans Siberian Orchestra or a heavy version of the Halo soundtrack. But after being hooked on the melodic rock orchestra, the lyrics started to sink in:
Oh how I adore you
Oh how I thirst for you
Oh how I need you
— Comatose, by Skillet
Despite the lies that you’re making
Your love is mine for the taking
My love is just waiting
To turn your tears to roses
I will be the one that’s gonna hold you
I will be the one that you run to
My love is a burning, consuming fire
— Whispers in the Dark, by Skillet
May I especially recommend Rebirthing, The Last Night, Yours To Hold, Falling Inside The Black, and Whispers In The Dark.
Fans of Nickelback and Hinder will appreciate the refined talent Skillet puts forth in this album. Comatose is probably one Christian album that is actually worthy of mainstream attention. I’d love to see it earn the respect of secular critics.
Posted on November 7, 2006