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All Music Guide - Steven Douglas Losey
John L. Cooper has finally hit his stride with Skillet. Collide is a disc that chugs along with guitars out front, screaming vocals, and a raw intensity that strips the band of its electronic nuances. Opting for a much more aggressive sound, the band leans on guitar riffs while synths are more tastefully added. Songs like "Forsaken" and "Savior" are perfect examples of unadulterated rock bliss. Even when the band veers away from the heaviness à la the well-placed orchestration on "Collide," the meat of the tune still ends up rocking out. With this disc, Skillet takes a firm stance toward honing a sound that is marketed to Generation X. With cuts to back it, they ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steven Douglas Losey
John L. Cooper has finally hit his stride with Skillet. Collide is a disc that chugs along with guitars out front, screaming vocals, and a raw intensity that strips the band of its electronic nuances. Opting for a much more aggressive sound, the band leans on guitar riffs while synths are more tastefully added. Songs like "Forsaken" and "Savior" are perfect examples of unadulterated rock bliss. Even when the band veers away from the heaviness à la the well-placed orchestration on "Collide," the meat of the tune still ends up rocking out. With this disc, Skillet takes a firm stance toward honing a sound that is marketed to Generation X. With cuts to back it, they may have found the right vehicle to reach those ears.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/25/2004
  • Label: Lava
  • UPC: 075679319227
  • Catalog Number: 93192
  • Sales rank: 3,573

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Forsaken (4:12)
  2. 2 Savior (4:33)
  3. 3 Open Wounds (3:15)
  4. 4 A Little More (4:49)
  5. 5 My Obsession (5:00)
  6. 6 Collide (5:38)
  7. 7 Fingernails (5:06)
  8. 8 Imperfection (4:06)
  9. 9 Under My Skin (4:05)
  10. 10 Energy (3:56)
  11. 11 Cycle Down (6:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Skillet Primary Artist
Korey Cooper Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Sampling, Group Member
John L. Cooper Bass, Vocals, Group Member
John Cooper Bass, Vocals
Larisa Peters Drums, Background Vocals
Ben Kasica Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Lori Peters Drums, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Paul Ebersold Composer, Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements
Scott Hull Mastering
Matt Martone Engineer
Richard Bates Art Direction
Skidd Mills Engineer
Korey Cooper Composer, String Arrangements, drum programming
Christiév Carothers Imaging
John L. Cooper Producer
John Cooper Producer
Kevin Kadish Composer, Producer
Curry Weber Engineer
Liz Barrett Art Direction
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
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  • Posted January 11, 2011

    Skillet never gets old.

    This was when Skillet was starting to get attention with "Savior." That was pretty much their first radio song. Collide is another great album by Skillet. "Forsaken" begins with hardcore guitars and is great. "Savior"...well it's beginning is great. And not just the beginning...the whole thing is. "Open Wounds" rocks. That's all I have to say. "A Little More"...well I do not think this song lived up to its radio potential. Even though this song was released as a single, I feel it should have had more radio attention. It is great. My Obsession rocks too. But "Collide" stands out the most to me. The orchestration throughout is just awesome. The other songs are just as great. I feel the same about all of them. Each is unique, but they all rock. The best on here are pretty much opinionated, but I would say the best are "Forsaken," "Savior," "Open Wounds," "A Little More," "Collide," and "Under My Skin."

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  • Posted October 20, 2010

    *GASP* they have it!

    Ok, so I've only heard like two songs on this album, but I want it SOOOOOOOOOOO bad. I love Skillet's way of music, like the hard core violins, cello, and bass. THEY ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    PERFECT!

    this is a great cd... probably my favorite from skillet... you should get this! soooooooooo good! rock for Christ!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    This CD rules!!! A friend brought it over one day, and we listened to the entire thing about ten times, and it still didn't get old!!!! The best songs are Forsaken, Open Wounds, My Obsession, Savior, Collide, and Imperfection. They ROCK!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Skillet ROX!

    Skillet is one of the all-time best Christian bands, especially if you're looking into any Christian rock. Collide is excellent, the new sound is insane, Cooper's vocals are, as always, outstanding, Peter's beats rock harder than anything, Corey's string arrangements add a depth that Skillet hasn't had before, and Kasica's guitar shows a new level of maturity and variety. Definitely beats anything else on the Christian market into the dust, and even when compared to secular rock, it is outstandingly good. br br The lyrics have a new emotional appeal, unfortunately they are less biblically-based, as can be seen by the lack of bible-studies based on this CD's songs (panheads.org). Notwithstanding, Skillet comes off clean and with a whole new power from the lyrics. Altogether, this CD is amazing, definitely one of the best ever released on the Christian market. Buy it! Support one of the best Christian bands ever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    5 stars doesn't go far enough.

    Skillet is not the typical weenie, cheesy, warm and fuzzy Christian Rock; their songs actually have depth to the lyrics. This album borders on Heavy Metal and is without a doubt Skillet's best album EVER!! There are actually two versions of Collide on two different labels, THIS is the one you want.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Skillet rocks!

    I love this CD. I listen to it every day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    YAY!

    I absolutely LOVE skillet, they rock out! my fave band of like, all time. One question though, why do they credit "Lauri Peters" "Lori Peters" and "Larissa Peters" to drums?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sweet stuff

    Really awesome lyrics and I love the bass! Go John! You can't forget Lori, man she rocks out on the drums. Sweet, keep up the good work guys!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Skillet Rocks!!!!

    i Love This Cd, its great i especialy like "savior"

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