The Official SKILLET Thread

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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby JaredWard » Mon May 23, 2016 2:22 pm

I don't think I've heard the entire album yet. I don't really know if what I've heard will make the final cut either but we'll see. It's definitely a mixture of more electronic/pop/catchy & the hard rock norm they're known for.

Here is a list of what I've heard so far..

Feel Invincible
Back From The Dead - Cool upbeat hard rock song.
Stars - Big ballad with some electronic stuff.. super catchy. Will definitely be a single.
I Want To Live - Sounds a lot like Awake & Alive, classic Skillet.
Undefeated - Mid-tempo hard rock song, kind of reminds me of Nickelback. lol
Lions - Another ballad, more on the pop side.
Out Of Hell - In your face hard rock. My personal favorite so far. Killer solo.

Some of these I heard as demos too, so I'm sure they'll sound even better on the actual album.

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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby Andy92 » Mon May 23, 2016 3:49 pm

I saw the track listing on the iTunes preorder a few days ago. Most of those titles look familiar.

The new single is okay, nothing amazing but it's pretty catchy for radio. Seems like they're fusing more of their electronic sounds from Alien Youth and earlier on in with the hard rock element of the band. My favorite era of Skillet was Collide & Comotose, but the new single sounds more like a modern day Alien Youth song to me.

Do you know if they're still planning to use many strings on this album, Jared? I know Chu left the band, so I was curious as to how that might affect that aspect of the music.
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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby luke62 » Mon May 23, 2016 4:40 pm

Nickelback? Noooooooooooo!

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Postby JaredWard » Mon May 23, 2016 7:06 pm

Yeah, "I Want To Live" has heavy strings on it and I'm sure there are a few more. Chu might play some one offs with them in the future but I'm pretty sure he's going to be doing other things for the most part.

...and by Nickelback I meant musically not lyrically lol nothing cheesy.

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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby facelessman07 » Thu May 26, 2016 1:30 pm

Ok, I like Stars

That's better, Skillet

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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby facelessman07 » Thu May 26, 2016 2:05 pm

Jared, were there talks about a "deluxe edition" like they've done with previous releases?

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Postby Timotheus » Thu May 26, 2016 2:15 pm

I wasn't really impressed with Feel Invincible, but Stars is really good.
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Postby Andy92 » Thu May 26, 2016 2:20 pm

[youtube]http://youtu.be/6qrIoH3RqYw[/youtube]
I like Stars a lot. Reminds me a bit of some of their older ballads.
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Postby Timotheus » Thu May 26, 2016 2:21 pm

The comment section of that video is gold.
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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby Andy92 » Thu May 26, 2016 4:39 pm

Tell me about it lol. The song is either too religious or too electronic for most people...for a band that started in the 90s as a Christian electronic/rock band. :lol

I know they moved to more of a modern hard rock sound in the mid 2000s, but Korey has influenced the band a lot since Invincible came out with her keyboard playing and sampling. This song feels like a modern continuation of what Skillet used to sound like before Collide.
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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby Timotheus » Thu May 26, 2016 5:03 pm

I think it still sounds like a continuation from where they left off with Rise. Just with some electronic elements from the pre-Collide period.

I find it laughable when people act like the old albums were the definition of rock and they've betrayed that sound and sold out. They always have been relatively overproduced pop with electric guitars. I don't mean that in a bad way, because I like a lot of their older material. It's just amazing how scared a lot of rock fans are of electronic sounds.
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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby Andy92 » Thu May 26, 2016 6:22 pm

"I don't like all of these electronics in rock music!"

Welp, time to pack up all the amps, guitars and basses with pickups, and microphones. Said you hated electronics!

Music fans can be weird sometimes.
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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby Timotheus » Thu May 26, 2016 7:28 pm

Lol yup.

"I want you to do "dudu" on the guitar. When you do "dudu" on a keyboard it's not real."
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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby luke62 » Thu May 26, 2016 8:54 pm

I like Stars. Looking forward to hearing the rest of the album.

Regarding the other stuff, I'm fine with a band doing a little experimenting/evolving. Just refrain from crying if fans don't like some of it.

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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby One Drew Remains » Fri May 27, 2016 10:01 pm

It reminds me a little bit of something like "You Are My Hope." Same vibe anyways.
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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby JaredWard » Sat May 28, 2016 9:55 pm

I personally like electronic music.. so I don't see the big deal. Obviously Skillet have always been electronic driven since day one but I guess people forget that. I don't know anything about a deluxe edition, looks like they're just doing bundle options for the time being. Also they just filmed the video for Feel Invincible.. Seth said it's really really cool.

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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby AHart96 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:59 pm

JaredWard wrote:Also they just filmed the video for Feel Invincible.. Seth said it's really really cool.

Looks like it was just released today

Pretty cool video, and the song has grown on me a but since it was first released. Looking forward to hearing the rest of the album. Back From the Dead seems pretty cool based off some recent festival pro-shots
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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby luke62 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:40 pm

New release from the album today, Back from the Dead: https://youtu.be/W44HrKFTPaE

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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby endofsilence93 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:40 pm

Hmm I really wish Skillet didn't go this direction. Kudos to them though since it is what they want to do. I don't have a problem with it. But just not my type.

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Re: The Official SKILLET Thread

Postby luke62 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:23 pm

They released another song today. Sounds Comatose-ish. https://youtu.be/KQcY1aj9XTI

Album comes out next Friday!


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