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Flamboyant in its faith, Skillet has influenced a host of Christian pop/rock acts since it emerged in the late ‘90s. The group has refined its bold showmanship and glam rock-influenced sound over the years, with frontman John Cooper adding more gravitas to his glitz-drenched persona. Comatose Comes Alive neatly sums up what Skillet does well. More than anything, this album — also released as a DVD — captures the reverent frenzy of its pyrotechnics-laden live performances. Skillet runs through the tunes from its 2006 Comatose album, turning in especially strong versions of “The Last Night,” “Falling Inside the Black,” and “Better Than Drugs.” Searing guitars and hard-flailing drums keep the set moving at a brisk pace. Cooper’s charismatic presence — bringing to mind Midnight Oil’s Peter Garrett at times — is palpable, underscored by his group’s bombastic sonic thrust. Acoustic takes of “Yours to Hold,” “The Older I Get,” and other tunes reveal the solid foundations behind all the flash and fury. Comatose Comes Alive is comparable to similarly-titled live albums by the likes of Kiss and Peter Frampton – there’s excess here, but also real excitement. Skillet’s sizzle is caught in these tracks.

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the music is great and i love all of the songs, but live free or let me die should not be album only

Nice but...

I just really wish Live Free Or Let Me Die wasn't album only. I don't really want to buy the whole album. But whatever...

Live Free Or Let Me Die

Why why why why why why why why oh WHY!!?!?!?!??! Thats the only song I want from them out of ALLL of the song they have ever made (plus I have the comatose cd) AND IT HAAAAS TO BE ALBUM ONLY?!?!!? SERIOUSLY??? I mean...really?!??!!? Why? Itunes....Skillet....everyone...someone I want an answer. Why?


Formed: 1996 in Memphis, TN

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Alternative CCM rockers Skillet formed in Memphis, Tennessee, around the nucleus of lead singer and bassist John Cooper, guitarist Ken Steorts, and drummer Trey McClurkin. Debuting in 1996 with a self-titled LP, the trio returned two years later with Hey You, I Love Your Soul. Invincible followed in early 2000, and the group contributed three tracks to the Ardent Worship: Skillet Live compilation that same year. With a new lineup of Cooper on bass and lead vocals, his wife Korey Cooper on guitar...
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