15 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Skillet’s eighth album finds the band continuing down the same Christian rock road they traveled for 2006’s Comatose—and sounds just as intense. The righteous rage of “Hero” and “Monster” is balanced by love-gone-wrong tracks “It's Not Me It's You” and “Should’ve When You Could’ve,” which artfully cut through the tension. Then there are the spiritually charged ballads: “Awake and Alive,” with its dramatic, staccato strings and “Don’t Wake Me,” which features John Cooper’s vocals at their barest and most affecting.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Skillet’s eighth album finds the band continuing down the same Christian rock road they traveled for 2006’s Comatose—and sounds just as intense. The righteous rage of “Hero” and “Monster” is balanced by love-gone-wrong tracks “It's Not Me It's You” and “Should’ve When You Could’ve,” which artfully cut through the tension. Then there are the spiritually charged ballads: “Awake and Alive,” with its dramatic, staccato strings and “Don’t Wake Me,” which features John Cooper’s vocals at their barest and most affecting.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

391 Ratings

391 Ratings

Awesome! Love you guys!👏

Ross's Girl32

Skillet is a legit way of Christian music. It's intense and powerful and the music makes me feel a mini adrenaline rush and make me think anything is possible. ✌

Haters gonna hate

Rocky Hensley

A lot of people will hate on this album and say that it has to many ballads, or it's a "watered down version of comatose" blah blah... Awake is without a doubt Skillets best album, and if you don't think so just look at the record sales, or go hear the songs live for yourself.

Finally

josexy1

The bonus songs aren't album only anymore!

Best songs are hero, awake and alive, sometimes, dead inside, Lucy, and never surrender. Other than that the album gets kind of boring though

About Skillet

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 and keyboards, Ben Kasica on guitar, and Lori Peters on drums, Skillet released Alien Youth on Ardent Records in 2001, followed by Collide, also on Ardent, in 2003. The latter album was then picked up by Lava/Atlantic and reissued the following year with a bonus track. Collide went on to be the band's best-selling album to date (even earning a Grammy nomination), and Skillet supported the record on tours with bands like Saliva and Shinedown. Skillet's next effort for the label, Comatose, appeared in fall 2006, followed by Awake in 2009 and Rise in 2013. A compilation album, Vital Signs, was released in 2014 to introduce the band to European audiences. Skillet's ninth album, Unleashed, followed in 2016 and was bolstered by a deluxe version, Unleashed Beyond, which arrived in late 2017 and featured five new songs, including "Breaking Free" with Lacey Sturm. ~ Jason Ankeny & Steve Leggett

  • ORIGIN
    Memphis, TN
  • GENRE
    Rock
  • FORMED
    1996

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