Skillet release teaser
2013-04-03 by ButtsweatAndTears | 42 Comments

Christian rock band Skillet have released a short teaser on Youtube of their new track "Sick Of It" in preparation for their album "Rise" Set to be released on June 25th. The album is the follow up to 2010's platinum selling "Awake"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mvIqTC2HGQo

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JazzHands333
April 3rd 2013

312 Comments


Oh god.

skoopy48
April 3rd 2013

1443 Comments


sounds like a fucking stadium anthem from the teaser. Interested in a concept album but this turns me off

sixdegrees
April 3rd 2013

16877 Comments


this band is about one step up from nickelback

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BillClinton
April 3rd 2013

106 Comments


Yikes.

cinaedus
April 3rd 2013

26299 Comments


people still care about this band? awake was an abortion

comatose is one of the best modern rock albums ever, though.

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Fieryfenderz
April 3rd 2013

1425 Comments


As much as I hate to admit it, Comatose was great. And their new drummer/singer is great. But I have no hopes for this.

TooManyFriends
April 3rd 2013

500 Comments


Where the hell is that band that made "Collide"? Seriously, that album was phenomenal and then they sold out so hard

bloc
April 3rd 2013

34679 Comments


These guys should collab with Skrillex

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

cinaedus
April 3rd 2013

26299 Comments


comatose is fantastic

chickasawcaleb
April 3rd 2013

126 Comments


Everything they've done is just Nickleback for people who are too cool for Nickleback.

dmp3131
April 3rd 2013

558 Comments


Meh, reminds me of "Bully" by Shinedown, which was the worst song ever done by them. No sir, don't like it.

Cipieron
April 3rd 2013

3508 Comments


Sick Of It


ironic?

Pestiferous
April 3rd 2013

1180 Comments


zzz

cinaedus
April 3rd 2013

26299 Comments


"Everything they've done is just Nickleback for people who are too cool for Nickleback."

nah, they were a cheap NIN rip-off for a while in the late 90s/early 00s

Fieryfenderz
April 3rd 2013

1425 Comments



"These guys should collab with Skrillex"

Why does this not sound like a horrible idea?

IHeardThat
April 3rd 2013

77 Comments


Oh man, my 13 year old self would be PUMPED.

cinaedus
April 3rd 2013

26299 Comments


IHeardThatCurtis!

toxin.
April 3rd 2013

12024 Comments


the title of the song sucks, i'm a little curious on this though
if it's high quality i might enjoy it, even if i've grown off of mainstream rock considerably since
pre-awake

cinaedus
April 3rd 2013

26299 Comments


some synth flair going on there. sounds like a mix of alien youth and comatose

cinaedus
April 3rd 2013

26299 Comments


lyrics are mediocre as usual but musically it's kind of cool

GiantSpeck
April 4th 2013

200 Comments


Another fucking Howard Benson abomination. God damn it.

toxin.
April 4th 2013

12024 Comments


i don't know if i ever listened to alien youth but if it's some parts comatose maybe there will be a salvageable song or two

benkim
April 4th 2013

2086 Comments


One of the bands that I have radically outgrown between their albums.

omgraptors
April 4th 2013

813 Comments


Alien Youth ftw!

Friday13th
April 4th 2013

2192 Comments


Song is predictable. The "concept album" thing has potential, though. I always thought that Skillet should have gone more progressive after Comatose.

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benkim
April 4th 2013

2086 Comments


^^
Do they even have it in them?

Scoot
April 4th 2013

17685 Comments


skrillex?

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marshal46
April 4th 2013

15 Comments


Well, on the progressive note, they've announced they will be " integrating natural, acoustic instruments like accordion, mandolin, dulcimer, harp, tympani and bells to their trademark slashing electric guitars, strings, churning synths and pummeling drums."
What this means, I have no idea. But for the first time since Comatose I'm actually interested in their music, so I guess that's a good sign of sorts.

cinaedus
April 4th 2013

26299 Comments


Good, they probably realized how shitty and rehashed awake was

DegausserGuernica24
April 4th 2013

1134 Comments


Comatose and Collide are fucking awesome, however, I'm not looking forward to this new single at all. The anti-bullying shit needs to stop, and it doesn't work in song form. It didn't work when Rise Against did it, it didn't work when Shinedown did it, it didn't work when Billy Talent did it, and it certainly won't work for Skillet.

Fieryfenderz
April 4th 2013

1425 Comments


I thought it worked for Rise Against and Billy Talent.

GiantSpeck
April 4th 2013

200 Comments


But Skillet has Jesus on their side!

IHeardThat
April 5th 2013

77 Comments


Agreed, I thought Billy Talent did a great thing with it. They donated $1 to kid's help phone for every time the music video was aired. And that was back when Much Music was really popular (not sure if it got much air time outside of Canada though). I have absolutely no problem with bands taking a stand against anti-bullying.

tiesthatbind
April 5th 2013

7372 Comments


Well, on the progressive note, they've announced they will be " integrating natural, acoustic instruments like accordion, mandolin, dulcimer, harp, tympani and bells to their trademark slashing electric guitars, strings, churning synths and pummeling drums."

I wouldn't put much stock in how they describe the album considering this is what they said about Awake:

"Classic rock riffs, swirling drums, monstrous hooks, and undeniably catchy choruses... hints of old school progressive rock mixed in with modern alternative flourishes... touches of classical influence as swelling strings intersect with sonic adrenaline rushes."

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

Fieryfenderz
April 5th 2013

1425 Comments


Technically that's what Comatose was, and A&A was just a bastardized rehashing of that album.

toxin.
April 5th 2013

12024 Comments


"Classic rock riffs, swirling drums, monstrous hooks, and undeniably catchy choruses... hints of old school progressive rock mixed in with modern alternative flourishes... touches of classical influence as swelling strings intersect with sonic adrenaline rushes."

that's hilarious.

tiesthatbind
April 5th 2013

7372 Comments


All the prog epics on Awake must've been cut right before release.

cinaedus
April 5th 2013

26299 Comments


pretty sure that was the comatose description. and it's partially correct but definitely over the top

cinaedus
April 10th 2013

26299 Comments


welp, huge improvement over awake, but john cooper's voice continues to deteriorate and the lyrics are
pretty bad

cinaedus
April 10th 2013

26299 Comments


seriously, if you compare this to rebirthing, he's either lost all the nuance in his voice or he's going for a straight gruff style now. pretty bad.

Fieryfenderz
April 10th 2013

1425 Comments


Yeah the full song is up now.

GiantSpeck
April 10th 2013

200 Comments


I feel as though John Cooper is intentionally trying to kill his voice. His voice is clearly weaker and yet he continues to insist on screaming when he sings.



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