Skillet
Awake


1.5
very poor

Review

by AntiMainstream USER (1 Reviews)
September 13th, 2009 | 29 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Your Guide To the Billboard Top 10

"Skillet" is a band which have been around for almost 13 years , though almost nobody heard of them , until they have released their breakthrough "Grammy Award" nominated album : "Comatose" .

They were just a regular rock band with some nu-metal riffs and a truly TERRIBLE vocals and their fans were only some christian "preteens" , until somebody thought to add on some creativity to their music by "throwing" some violins , strings , piano on the top of their riffs , and you know what :It Worked !!! .They produced an average album which shew some promise that this band could develop into something better and more creative with songs like "Comatose" , "Whispers In The Dark" , but instead of developing their sound and truly incorporating these strings into their song structure , they did quite the opposite .They took advantage of the Grammy nomination and becoming a semi-popular band to turn into some mainstream rock band .

Somewhere while listening to the album I truly felt I was listening to "Daughtry" new album with all these ton of ballads "Don't Wake Me" , "One Day Too Late" , "Should've When You Could've" , "Believe" , "Forgiven" , "Never Surrender" , "Lucy" . I mentioned about 3/4 of the album tracks and if there was something common is that they all sound the same and having the same structure which is : Some mean less Piano notes at the beginning + Power Chords + Verse/Chorus/Verse (2-3 times) + the terrible voice of "John Cooper" saying some meanless lyrics...for example "Now I’m in our secret place , Alone in your embrace , Where all my wrongs have been erased, You have forgiven" !! , What is this "Secret Place" ? , In whom's embrace ? ,,Even "If" we get the song meaning what we gained from knowing that you have been forgiven ?
..oh wait and here is a surprise : You may get to hear his wife "Korey Cooper" voice too..which is even worse than him with NO talent at all. (Just listen to "Hero")

The rest of the songs are nothing to talk about really with Three Days Grace 's "Animal I Have Become" replica "Monster" and some tired nu-metal riff we have listened to 1000 times before "Hero"....there is only one song I liked which is "Awake and Alive" which is like "Comatose part 2" with their only truly good orchestral arrangment. If their is only one thing I'm stunned at is that how such an album managed to reach #2 on the billboard ? , while "their" best album "Comatose " didn't even make it to the top 50 ?

If all this means something it means that the music industry is encouraging bands to give up their own sound with any creativity left and stick to the mainstream rock formula and that's "Your Guide To the Billboard Top 10".


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Ponton
Emeritus
September 13th 2009


5815 Comments


welcome to the site.

Just a heads up, but you might want to go back and check your grammar. Others may flame you if you don't.

Digging: Ben Howard - I Forget Where We Were

Zip
September 13th 2009


5312 Comments


gay username gtfo

WhiteWallStargazers
September 13th 2009


2647 Comments


".oh wait and here is a surprise : You may get to hear his wife "Korey Cooper" voice too..which is even worse than him with NO talent at all. (Just listen to "Hero") "


I'm pretty sure thats the new chick drummer singing those parts...but i could be wrong

Carnifex
September 13th 2009


1918 Comments


antimainstream yet green day is rated at a 3, lolwut.

Romulus
September 13th 2009


8447 Comments


In all fairness, when I joined Sputnik I thought Nickelback was mainstream and Daughtry was underground if you catch my drift.

Ponton
Emeritus
September 13th 2009


5815 Comments


This is true. Sputnik was pivotal in my life as well

AntiMainstream
September 13th 2009


8 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

>>AnonymousCommunist:
I Won't deny that rarely there are some "good" mainstream albums

>>WhiteWallStargazers:
No , she is the gutiarist . But they might make their drummer sing in their next albums too , who knows ?

qwe
September 13th 2009


302 Comments


shitty band name

WhiteWallStargazers
September 13th 2009


2647 Comments


i know his wife is the guitarist but they replaced the drummer, and got a new girl who did the singing at the show I saw so i thought it might be her

Xenophanes
Emeritus
September 13th 2009


10618 Comments


This is pretty generic

AntiMainstream
September 13th 2009


8 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

What you guys think of my review ?

pizzamachine
September 13th 2009


12571 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Scatter-brained with horrible grammar. The only good thing I can think of is that you rated it a 1.5. As you do more reviews you should get better though.

ninjuice
September 13th 2009


6760 Comments


This review isn't very good.
But it's a first and I'm nice.

ziroth
September 13th 2009


1252 Comments


Review is not very good. Comatose is not bad at all; despite being a bit generic.

cirq
September 13th 2009


9265 Comments


your username is fucking homo

ScorpionStan
September 13th 2009


1834 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

They were just a regular rock band with some nu-metal riffs and a truly TERRIBLE vocals and their fans were only some christian "preteens" , until somebody thought to add on some creativity to their music by "throwing" some violins , strings , piano on the top of their riffs.


Not completely accurate. Your grammar is horrible also. Basically, learn to write.

Otherwise, i agree with the review.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
September 14th 2009


10618 Comments


the synth elements were cheesy and unbearable

Emim
September 14th 2009


26666 Comments


At the VERY least, run this through a spell check of some sort. Grammer is horrible, as is the review on a whole. "If" you have ever written an essay, use that format as a guide. This came off as a completely unprofessional and hard to read rant. No one wants to read something like this. Try writing it in a word processor, then copy and pasting. Also, read it over several times looking for errors or anything that is left out. I pretty much agree with pizzamachine on everything but the rating.

Eclectic
September 14th 2009


3302 Comments


Here's a few tips.
I don't know how old you are, but I would learn how to write an essay, because that's basically what a review is. A basic essay structure looks far better than you just rambling on.
Editing is your friend, I know she seems boring and unnecessary at times but you'll be a lot better off if you pay the girl some attention.
And finally i would suggest you get an idea of what you're talking about. That whole lyric example you gave was rather pointless. Just because you don't understand something doesn't make it meaningless. You basically told him to stop using metaphors. Take this into account, just about every writer uses metaphors, if you can't be bothered using your imagination don't read.
you'll get better as you go along mate, just heed some of this advice and you'll do fine.


AntiMainstream
September 14th 2009


8 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Thank you all people for the advice , I will work on improving my grammar and the essay overall in my next reviews .
>>eclectic : I am not against metaphors , I'm against metaphors that make no sense and that don't have a real value



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