Massive rock riffs, swirling drums, monstrous hooks and undeniably catchy choruses. Hints of progressive rock mixed in with modern alternative flourishes and touches of classical influence as swelling strings intersect with sonic adrenaline rushes. It's indeed a fusion unlike any other, marking the latest chapter in the continuous evolution of Skillet, whose moniker couldn't be more fitting come its explosive release Comatose.
Deluxe Edition Content
- New cover art
- Comatose CD
- 5 acoustic tracks
- 1 NEW studio track
- 3 videos ("Rebirthing," "Whispers in the
Dark," "Looking for Angels")
- Making of the record
- FREE Wallpaper
- FREE Ringtone
John L. Cooper – vocals, bass guitar
Korey Cooper – keyboard, guitar, vocals
Lori Peters - drums
Ben Kasica - guitar
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Deluxe Edition left the 'Deluxe' part behind| Posted October 22, 2008
Before Skillets latest album, they were a below average rock band who was not very popular, but now with the release of Comatose, their first three singles of their album (“rebirthing”, “the last night, and “older I get”) have been smash hits, as Comatose was the best rock album of the year. And with all great albums, what would it be without the special edition, or as this one is called Comatose Deluxe Edition.
In the past Skillet had used some techno music, but had mainly been a harder rocking band, but Comatose has a much more refined rock sound, but a main reason the album was so popular was lead singer John Cooper’s lyrics. It’s clear that from the first song to the title track that the music is incredibly good. “Rebirthing” and “Comatose” are very impressive rock songs. But some of the rock is a little too hard as Cooper resorts to yelling on “better than drugs” and “falling inside the black” which fall into the back of the album.
A sturdy rock song “whispers in the dark” shows fans that Skillet can offer solid rock music without sounding the same as the previous track. One song that doesn’t quite fit is “those nights’ which is a punk song, and it does not go well with John Coopers voice, but is still a cool song. “The last Night” is also a great rock song about However Skillet saved the best rock tune for last on “looking for angles” which is brilliantly done I everyway and is the highest point of the album.
Another part of what distinguishes Comatose, aside from their rock sound, is their lighter music, which is brilliant and adds the perfect balance to the album. the lighter songs are: “older I get”, “yours to hold” and “don’t say goodbye”. Each one is great, having their own sound that makes them flat out amazing which really makes them the rock on which the album is built.
The bonus content is centered around the new song “live free or let me die”, an intense rock song where John Coopers vocals and the base take too much of the chorus and take away a little bit out of the song. Skillet’s interpretation of “acoustic” isn’t the same as most artists because “rebirthing” and “whispers in the dark” still retain much of their intensity, but it’s fun too hear the former without its booming intro. A mistake would be adding three acoustic versions of already soft songs (“Yours To hold (Acoustic”, “The Older I Get”, and “don’t say goodbye) because little changed during the transition.
The lyrics are another fantastic part of the album, and the most important. “Rebirthing” (‘Tell me when I'm gonna live again/Tell me when I'm gonna breathe you in/Tell me when I'm gonna feel inside/Tell me when I'm gonna feel alive’) and Comatose has similar messages about wakening up to God, though if criticism was taken to its extreme neither mention God and neither necessarily has to. “Older I get” is a great song about relationships with people and putting aside someone pride for friendship )‘It's been way too long for the times we missed/I can't believe it still hurts like this’).
The good rock tune “The Last Night” is the powerful song about a friend who talks someone out of suicide. The epic “Looking for angels” has some of the best lyrics you can find in a song. “Yours to hold” and “don’t say good bye” could be looked at as somewhat pathetic but there is no wrong doing. The extra song “live free or let me die” is vague with some edgy lyrics: ‘There's nothing left to fight (Live free or let me die)/You can't take away my pride, I won't be denied.
Skillet has emerged as a top Christian Rock group by making every song, from beginning to end worthy of a listen. “Comatose” gets high marks for when the music fades there will be the strong messages they send. But the deluxe part in the special edition isn’t much more than a way to get fans to get a little extra at the same price.
wow| Posted July 25, 2008
I think it is good. The song
that I heard was Comatose I
listen to it everyday I love it.
I think that if you listen to the lyrics
closely then it gives a good message.
I have to give some credit to the guitar
players and drummer they really rocked.
Keep on rockn skillet.
Skillet's best CD| Posted July 23, 2008
Skillet returns with another awesome album. The lyrics are inspiring and touching, while the melodies may cause head-banging and losing yourself to the music. Comatose is very edgy and loud. The band doesn't scream, but the music is still intense, though in a good way. Skillet's style has really improved with every album they release, and I think they have piqued to a high in their greatness. This CD rocks.
AWESOME!!!| Posted June 30, 2008
Whew, I'm starting to love Skillet. When I bought this I thought, "I'm not going to like this." Boy was I wrong! The songs are totally cool and the lyrics are great. Listen to this little gem because its a winner!
rock on| Posted March 08, 2008
youve taken an amazing album and made it even better i knew you guys were gonna do it and they did it right too every part of this cd/dvd is perfect i love the acoustic songs great job skillet and i sure hope to see you guys in concert again
And the Best Gets Better| Posted March 01, 2008
Skillet tops off their best album to date with a deluxe edition complete with DVD, bonus track and 5 exclusive acoustic cuts. Unbelievable. This album is perfect for pretty much anyone who likes rock music and acoustics. I myself love acoustic versions of pretty much everything so this album was a huge deal to me, considering Skillet is one of my favorite bands. An absolute must have for all Panheads.
Grammy nomination anyone?| Posted February 28, 2008
well i originally bought the regular cd and when i found out this deluxe edition was coming i i knew i had to get it!!! i ended up giving my regular version to my lil bro to pass on my love for skillet and then rocked out to all the extras. This album has songs that can connect to any christian out there and pushed skillet ahead into the mainstream of non-christian based music. Live free or let me die is a great new song and is good enough for its own cd with the accoustic versions of their greatest hits, but the put it all together in a deluxe edition that will keep you rocking deep into the night.