The Official SKILLET Thread

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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby FlyingMonkey97 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:37 am

Well the albums out tonight. I honestly really dislike it. Much too pop sounding for me. There a couple good ones in there (I want to live) but most of the songs are rather boring and not my style.

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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby AHart96 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:54 am

Wow.....what a mixed bag. The 4 songs they officially released before the album came out were pretty much the best of the bunch. Everything else was really, REALLY underwhelming. Except for the final track, The Resistance. Funny that the best part of the album was a 30 second jam session at the end of the album. Overall, very disappointed.

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1. The Resistance
2. I Want to Live (Very much like Awake and Alive)

3. Feel Invincible
4. Stars

5. Back From The Dead


6. Watching For Comets



??????
7. Burn it Down
8. Out of Hell

9. Undefeated (poor Monster knock-off)
10. Saviors of The World

11. Lions




12. Famous


I'm gonna go listen to Rise now
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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby anguyen92 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:37 am

Welp. Finished the album. AHart is right. This is kinda a mixed bag indeed. The first album starts of good not great. Then after I Want To Live, it started veering into sounding like something that I do not like to hear from Active Rock bands. A few days back, I made a comment about how I feel like I got to make my opinions heard when I hear someone deride modern Alternative Metal/Post-Grunge bands and how much I enjoy how bands like Breaking Benjamin, Sick Puppies, etc. sound in their latest albums. Then I hear Unleashed and I got to this unenjoyable feeling I had when I listened to Shinedown's Threat To Survival and it made m realize, "Hmmm. Maybe people are right regarding Active Rock, Alternative Metal bands." There are some bright moments in Unleashed, but I don't know.

Interesting enough, I stated in the Shinedown thread how I compared that feeling to how I felt when I heard Switchfoot's Fading West album, where I just did not enjoy it since it felt too poppy for me to enjoy and it did not feel genuine enough to me. I feel the same here for Unleashed. Interesting enough again, when I heard Switchfoot's latest album, When The Light Shines Through, I enjoyed it a good amount and it sounded more genuine than what Skillet and Shinedown released. Heck, I liked Rise (and it certainly had its flaws) better than Unleashed, despite some claims that Skillet did not really enjoy making that album due to Howard Benson's production style.

I guess time will tell if maybe Unleashed will be more enjoyable to me on future listens, but I'm giving this a thumbs down sadly for now.

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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby AHart96 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:59 am

Which songs did you enjoy, Kev?
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Postby anguyen92 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:01 am

Let's see here. I liked Stars, I Want To Live, Out of Hell, Watching For Comets, and The Resistance. Lions is all right, as well.

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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:45 am

I Want To Live
The Resistance's 40 seconds jam session
Out of Hell
Watching For Comets
The Resistance.
Stars
Back From The Dead
Undefeated
Burn It Down
Famous
Lions
Saviors Of The World
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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby Andy92 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:58 pm

I Want To Live and Stars are the standouts. I liked The Resistance too. I'll agree it's a mixed bag for the most part. It might grow on me, but a lot of the songs felt like they could've been b-sides on previous albums.
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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby facelessman07 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:13 pm

Gotta agree with the general consensus here. An underwhelming album

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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby luke62 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:38 pm

I have to agree with you guys to a certain extent. At first, I thought the songs released early were the best offerings they had. When I listened to the album the first time, I wasn't in love with it. After a few cycles through, it's grown on me. No, it doesn't have enough strings like their previous few albums. They've returned to their origins in some parts of it. "Out of Hell" has some good sound to it. Has a little FFDP vibe. The others were good. Will it stay in my rotation? Yeah. Is it their best ever? Probably not. Could they have done better? Certainly. I know John Cooper said he wanted an album everybody could connect to so some fans probably won't enjoy it as much as a casual listener.

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Re: Famous. BY FAR the worst

Postby AHart96 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:26 am

Yeah, so The Resistance is BY FAR the best song off this album. Not even a question for me
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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby Andy92 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:24 pm

I'd still give the edge to I Want To Live (but probably because I'm a junkie for the strings).
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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby VigilantSteve » Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:46 pm

After a few listens I can say that I actually really enjoy this album. It's certainly not as good as their high points of Collide or Comatose, but most of the songs are pretty solid. The only songs I don't really like at all are Lions and Watching For Comets (or maybe it was Saviors Of The World, I don't have all the song titles memorized or associated to specific songs yet), which basically feel like "Skillet writes a song for K-Love" to me. While I didn't initially like Stars when they first released it, it has grown on me a ton. Stand out songs for me are I Want to Live, Out of Hell, and The Resistance. I definitely enjoy this album a lot more than Rise.

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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby Andy92 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:25 pm

Anyone checked out the first song from Jen's new solo band yet? I kind of get a Lacey Sturm vibe from this one, and I like that.

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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby anguyen92 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:39 pm

Andy92 wrote:Anyone checked out the first song from Jen's new solo band yet? I kind of get a Lacey Sturm vibe from this one, and I like that.



Funny thing you said that. According this interview with Loudwire.

While the EP definitely does rock, there are other elements to your sound. What inspires you in terms of music that you like and how much might we hear some of those influences on this EP?

I feel like I’m such a weird blend of so many things and I think people will pick up on it. Obviously, I’ve been touring in a mainstream rock band for ten years, so I’ve got a ton of influence there from just the people we’ve played with. I grew up listening to Papa Roach, and I used to love Jimmy Eat World and the more slightly emotional rock type of stuff. But when I was 16-years-old, I remember hearing the album Flyleaf and thinking, “Oh my god, I want to be her [Lacey Sturm]” (laughs).


http://loudwire.com/ledger-not-dead-yet ... interview/

I like the track. I'll be sure to listen to the EP.

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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby Micky » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:39 am

Andy92 wrote:Anyone checked out the first song from Jen's new solo band yet? I kind of get a Lacey Sturm vibe from this one, and I like that.



I love the song, its really catchy and I thought the same thing (The Lacey Sturm vibe). Jen is a talented musician and singer so I am pretty excited for the EP!
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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby JaredWard » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:32 pm

She sounds just like her lol Her and Korey are really good friends with Lacey btw.

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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby Andy92 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:50 pm

This song is amazing.

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