Skillet are 'Victorious'

2019-05-07 by Toondude | 62 Comments
American Christian pop rock band Skillet have officially released their new lead single, entitled "Legendary". The song comes off the band's upcoming 10th record Victorious, which will follow up their 2016 album Unleashed. The album is scheduled to be released on August 2nd.

'Legendary'


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Darius the Great
May 7th 2019
21288 Comments


why even bother making an news article for this toondude

DavidShaw1213
May 7th 2019
232 Comments


That was an oof.

Probably gonna sell even more than the last record.

rhinocerosmilk
May 7th 2019
133 Comments


Band only exists to make music for WWE and video game ads

SowingSeason
Moderator
May 7th 2019
33389 Comments


"why even bother making an news article for this toondude"

maybe because they're a popular mainstream rock band and not everyone is an elitist

they still deserve news on the bands they enjoy

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tyman128
May 7th 2019
1599 Comments


they’ve been putting out the same single for the past 7 years it seems

Shiranui
May 7th 2019
574 Comments


I mean c'mon, their target audience is probably in their late 20's by now. And why is he humping his guitar around the 3 minute mark, like what is this spasm all about?

Skoop
May 7th 2019
2155 Comments


^^^
Its honestly absurd how similar this sounds to the single from the last record.

Darius the Great
May 7th 2019
21288 Comments


sowing i dont need your sass i am not an elitist and it was a genuine question ok

dmathias52
May 7th 2019
1129 Comments


Ok this made me go revisit part of Comatose and I still can’t believe how much I enjoy that album.

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impoppy
May 7th 2019
2228 Comments


Yep that's a Skillet song.

Valkoor952
May 7th 2019
3051 Comments


My curiosity got the better of me and holy shit, I knew what Skillet were capable of nowadays but I never expected this heaping pile of garbage could be possible

ProjectFreak
May 7th 2019
4082 Comments


forget Comatose, go listen to Collide, their last good album before they caught the radio-rock bug. it's hard to imagine the same band wrote "Fingernails" and, well, everything they've written lately

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veninblazer
May 7th 2019
10271 Comments


this was extremely meh
not terrible, not amazing

Tyler.
May 7th 2019
17697 Comments


You sir, are an oxygen thief!

Lucman
May 7th 2019
3841 Comments


This is just sooooo boring. But then that's been every album since Comatose so what's new?

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PistolPete
May 8th 2019
5083 Comments


This band is such a joke

bentheREDfan
May 8th 2019
502 Comments


Ok so.... I like mainstream rock a lot, as Sputnik knows. I'm nowhere near an elitist. But this.... is LITERALLY "Feel Invincible" but slightly heavier. Pretty damn mediocre and lazy.

LotionLord
May 8th 2019
81 Comments


Not as bad as it could be, but still not great. Comatose and Collide are great albums and nobody can ever tell me otherwise. They've gone pretty downhill since but still can put out a catchy tune here and there.

William21
May 8th 2019
514 Comments


Yeah this is basically just Feel Invincible Part 2. It's okay, I guess. Hopefully this won't be one of the best songs the album has to offer.

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
May 8th 2019
11365 Comments


"sowing i dont need your sass i am not an elitist and it was a genuine question ok"

Genuine question: Do you not know what news is?

Hellscythe
May 8th 2019
4440 Comments


there are very few bands I actively despise, but this has been one of them for the past 10 years and this solidifies that.

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ramon.
Contributing Reviewer
May 8th 2019
3649 Comments


thats alright then because comatose comes alive came out in 2008 ;)

Hellscythe
May 8th 2019
4440 Comments


I hate their stuff that everyone inexplicably seems to love as well

ramon.
Contributing Reviewer
May 8th 2019
3649 Comments


see me outside kid

Kusangii
May 8th 2019
2578 Comments


Actually one of the worst songs I've ever heard.

veninblazer
May 8th 2019
10271 Comments


listen to more music^

veninblazer
May 8th 2019
10271 Comments


meh, it's just bland and boring tbh

kalkwiese
May 8th 2019
4521 Comments


The pitch correction is annoying too
People who only listen to 'christian' bands get what they deserve, I guess

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TheTalkingDude
May 8th 2019
8 Comments


Once was a huge Skillet fan, I even defended Rise inspite of all its obvious flaws. But this is just f****ng bad. And yeah Christian Music kindo sucks

Lucman
May 8th 2019
3841 Comments


I'll take the new Hillsong over anything Skillet has released anyday.

DrGonzo1937
Staff Reviewer
May 8th 2019
16117 Comments


"why even bother making an news article for this toondude"

because the people need to know!

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ProjectFreak
May 8th 2019
4082 Comments


"People who only listen to 'christian' bands get what they deserve, I guess"

and with that kalkwiese comes out swinging against Thrice, Anberlin, pre-hiatus Underoath, ABR, As Cities Burn, and arguably mewithoutYou, among a host of other bands sputnik loves, this should go well

ProjectFreak
May 8th 2019
4082 Comments


"I'll take the new Hillsong over anything Skillet has released anyday."

I wish I could set up a redirect for all searches for Hillsong and say "did you mean Kings Kaleidoscope" because that right there is a worship/'very Christian' band worth listening to

kalkwiese
May 8th 2019
4521 Comments


Yea, good music sucks anyway lel
Edit: Don't forget Neal Morse, the biggest wanker of them all

WeepinnWillow
May 8th 2019
894 Comments


this is catchy as fuck

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
May 8th 2019
11365 Comments


These guys can write some solid hooks. This isn't one of them.

Lucman
May 8th 2019
3841 Comments


My default response to Hillsong has pretty much been to throw it in the bin but I genuinely love the new United record. Kings K is good too, of course.

ProjectFreak
May 9th 2019
4082 Comments


huh, might have to investigate since I usually have the same instinct toward Hillsong. color me intrigued

pizzamachine
May 9th 2019
14247 Comments


Kinda not terrible

Beardog
May 9th 2019
3258 Comments


Wow thanks for the rec @ProjectFreak, 'The Rush' sounds amazing and I'm keen to check these guys out!

StrikeOfTheBeast
May 9th 2019
8382 Comments


Let's face it; these guys were never that good, and this further drives home that idea. This song literally sums up everything wrong about the modern rock era: corny, cliched lyrics, lazy instrumentation, generic, unexciting structure, and it's so polished and electronic sounding that it doesn't even sound like a rock song.

But wait, they have a girl drummer and are a Christian band so they get a pass by default right?

I don't care how famous and successful they are because that doesn't equate to good music. I've given Christian music chances from time to time to find good music, and I've found some gems among them: Realm, Tourniquet, Mortification, Living Sacrifice, Extol, and some other Christian extreme metal. But if Skillet is the face of Christian rock music, then I'd rather burn in hell.

Went off a bit there, but all in all, I'm not impressed with this nor anything these guys ever put out. Case closed.

Lucman
May 9th 2019
3841 Comments


^pretty much lol. Was just jamming JEW'S Action Needs An Audience and that has so much more energy than Skillet have had in a long time. They're supposed to be a rock band, right? Yet Jimmy Eat World sounds heavier haha

SowingSeason
Moderator
May 9th 2019
33389 Comments


"Let's face it; these guys were never that good"
I was never under the impression that they were haha. Skillet falls into the same category as 3 Doors Down, Three Days Grace, Seether, etc. Radio grunge-tinged rock. Enjoyable at times but nothing special.

ramon.
Contributing Reviewer
May 9th 2019
3649 Comments


"But wait, they have a girl drummer and are a Christian band so they get a pass by default right?"

...yea??

garas
May 9th 2019
3524 Comments


"These guys can write some solid hooks. This isn't one of them." [2]

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SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
May 9th 2019
11365 Comments


"But if Skillet is the face of Christian rock music, then I'd rather burn in hell."

Lol! I dunno man, if listening to Skillet is the price of going to heaven then I'm on board.

Danred97
May 10th 2019
2472 Comments


They really have just become content with writing the same album over and over again haven’t they? Shame, Comatose and Awake I can still jam.

withateethuh
May 10th 2019
298 Comments


thats a nice beard

kalkwiese
May 10th 2019
4521 Comments


The best thing about that song

ProjectFreak
May 10th 2019
4082 Comments


"Let's face it; these guys were never that good"

their older material has soooo much more going for it than this butt rock though. Alien Youth and Collide actually have some great hooks, intensity that doesn't feel meatheaded and much more creative instrumentation (The Thirst is Taking Over and Fingernails are probably the go-to recs).

"But wait, they have a girl drummer and are a Christian band so they get a pass by default right?"

wat, no, I can dunk on bad Christian bands all day. It's just that Skillet didn't use to be one of them.

also cheers beardog, if The Rush trilogy was bundled together as one song it'd probably be my SOTY

Voltimand
May 12th 2019
1097 Comments


Wait, this band is Christian rock? I thought they were some sort of nu-metal?

Also this sounds like Imagine Dragons with more prominent guitar.

TheMightyScoop
May 12th 2019
1542 Comments


people actually listen to bland Christian rock for "spiritual well being". good thing heaven or hell isn't real, so listening to this shite is a complete waste of time.

geezers1989
May 13th 2019
290 Comments


can we talk about how the singer slowly transitioned into a guy who would record racist rants in his truck orrrr

ProjectFreak
May 13th 2019
4082 Comments


"Wait, this band is Christian rock? I thought they were some sort of nu-metal? "

those aren't mutually exclusive. about 15 years ago, right around the time the rest of the world was giving up on nu-metal, they were almost synonymous

WeepinnWillow
May 13th 2019
894 Comments


"can we talk about how the singer slowly transitioned into a guy who would record racist rants in his truck orrrr"
who, Skillet's singer?

JoshCliburn
May 14th 2019
2 Comments


Hate everything about this

kalkwiese
May 14th 2019
4521 Comments


IIIII
HATE
EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUUUU

StonedManatee
May 14th 2019
195 Comments


Skillet hasn't been relevant since 2009...

Nu-Metal died when every Christian Rock group in the mid-2000s all of a sudden decided they wanted to rip off Limp Bizkit, look at TFK for example.

Also, MeWithoutYou is not Christian music unless you still count Underoath as Christian music.

Benny20
July 30th 2019
11 Comments


Skillet seems hesitant to write anything with much lyrical depth. Kind of feels like the white bread of rock music. That said, I still hold out a slight hope for a few good tracks off the new album.

Aerisavion
July 30th 2019
2769 Comments


“Skillet seems hesitant to write anything with much lyrical depth.“

Collide has anything they ever release beat. Honestly that album is such a solid release I forget it’s the same band.

Hellscythe
July 31st 2019
4440 Comments


worst band on the face of the fucking planet

Aerisavion
July 31st 2019
2769 Comments


You seem to be forgetting a large wealth of terrible.

I could offer suggestions but we’d be here a lonnnnnng time...



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