Comatose

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steven Douglas Losey
This is a melodically stunning record in which instrumentation strikes the disc's first chord. "Rebirthing" is a grand opening statement. Guitarist Ben Kasica cooks a delectable platter of tasty lead fills that are accompanied by orchestral tones all over the disc. The same is true of the title track, "Comatose." Here the band uses a proven recipe -- staccato guitars, piano, and orchestration -- to bring the tune home. "The Last Night" feels like classic Skillet. The tune boasts a feel-good chorus that shouts "radio-friendly." The same can be said for "Yours to Hold," as John Cooper's familiar vocals and warm vibe emanate from the tune. The same sensation strikes ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steven Douglas Losey
This is a melodically stunning record in which instrumentation strikes the disc's first chord. "Rebirthing" is a grand opening statement. Guitarist Ben Kasica cooks a delectable platter of tasty lead fills that are accompanied by orchestral tones all over the disc. The same is true of the title track, "Comatose." Here the band uses a proven recipe -- staccato guitars, piano, and orchestration -- to bring the tune home. "The Last Night" feels like classic Skillet. The tune boasts a feel-good chorus that shouts "radio-friendly." The same can be said for "Yours to Hold," as John Cooper's familiar vocals and warm vibe emanate from the tune. The same sensation strikes the track "The Older I Get." Here, the tune is once again radio-ready with an infectious, singable chorus. Comatose is a record that sustains on many levels. Cooper is really on target. Quiet moments like "Say Goodbye" are effectively woven with heavier moments like "Those Nights." When guitar progressions meet piano nuances, special things happen with this band.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/3/2006
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075679453723
  • Catalog Number: 94537
  • Sales rank: 689

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rebirthing (3:53)
  2. 2 The Last Night (3:32)
  3. 3 Yours to Hold (3:42)
  4. 4 Better Than Drugs (3:57)
  5. 5 Comatose (3:50)
  6. 6 The Older I Get (3:38)
  7. 7 Those Nights (3:46)
  8. 8 Falling Inside the Black (3:30)
  9. 9 Say Goodbye (4:16)
  10. 10 Whispers in the Dark (3:24)
  11. 11 Looking for Angels (4:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Skillet Primary Artist
Paul Buckmaster Strings, Conductor
Korey Cooper Keyboards, Vocals
John L. Cooper Piano, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Brian Howes Guitar, Vocals
Ben Kasica Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Lori Peters Drums
Technical Credits
Paul Buckmaster String Arrangements
Andy VanDette Mastering
Korey Cooper Programming, String Arrangements
John L. Cooper Producer, String Arrangements, Audio Production
Brian Howes Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Dave Rieley Engineer
Zachary Kelm Executive Producer, Management
Mark Patchel "Patch" Drum Technician
Jason "JVP" VanPoederooyen Engineer, Digital Editing
Sean Geyer Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome CD

    This CD is really great. I found it to be a style of rock that I enjoy, that is Christian. That's sort of cool for teenagers, you know? When they find music that corresponds to their religion or the like. There aren't any profanities that I heard, and you can hear the connections to God... I'm really not sure how to write a review, but I wanted to say that much at least. Sorry. OH, and the songs? Really cool. :" They aren't happy-go-lucky, just because they're not death-metal type things exactly. "...although I do somewhat enjoy death-metal. ^_^ "

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    must hear

    awesome album!

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  • Posted January 11, 2011

    Skillet at their best.

    Ahh...the album that made Skillet a "big-time" band, in my opinion. Before Comatose, they were not very well known on the radio, but Comatose changed everything! Much different from their original industrial rock and hard rock sound, Comatose delivers more radio friendly songs. Yet these songs aren't your average radio songs. There are still large traces of their old sound within the album. Each and every song on this album is unique in its own way. "Rebirthing," opens the cd with a great sound and does not disappoint throughout the song. It is not only one of their most well-known songs, but one of the best on the album and provides for a good radio rock song. "The Last Night" is brilliant. The piano at the beginning immediately draws you in and the rest of the song just creates the feel of a perfect harmonic love song. "Yours to Hold" is another great love song. A simple acoustic throughout the song and meaningful lyrics make this song another keeper on Comatose. "Better than Drugs" brings back that old edgy rock sound they used in their old music, yet they make it new and add meaningful lyrics. That makes this song another great one. "Comatose" is epic. There is no other word for it. Just epic. The harmony throughout the song is just awesome. Not only that, but the lyrics are great. As for "The Older I Get"...well this song is one of my personal favorites. Not only that, but it is one their big radio songs. "Those Nights" is easy to relate to. Songs like that are easy to love, and it is another great one. "Falling Inside the Black" is awesome. Yet again, you can hear some of that old Skillet sound that fans love. Yet it is a completely new sound for them. "Whispers in the Dark"...well it rocks! There is that old Skillet sound again...but... it is one of their most popular songs and the most popular on Comatose...and one of my favorites. The piano at the beginning is quiet, but loud enough to catch your attention. Very mysterious. Plus there are great lyrics and just great everything! "Looking for Angels" closes the cd. This track especially caught my attention. It lyrics are beyond meaningful. The guitar and chorus are brilliant and I feel it could have been a very big it, but it is still one of my favorites on Comatose. There is not one song on this album that I do not enjoy. You can listen to it again and again, yet it will never get old. It is a must-get.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Skillet is the Bomb!!!!

    Skillet rocks! I'm a big fan of alternative and I love this band!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    this is the best cd ive gotten in awhile,you will fall in love with the lyrics and the music. good message and great cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    This is the best CD by them, but by a close call! Skillet's previous CD: Collide, was just as cool, had it not been for that weird song Cycle Down. Overall, the best songs on Comatose are: Rebirthing, The Last Night, Better than Drugs, Comatose, Those Nights, and Whispers in the Dark. Yeah, those are rockin' the house, baby!!!! Catch my review for Skillet: Collide for a list of more good songs!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SKILLET Rocks

    Skillet is still my first choice for rock and roll. I like them so much I myself 11 years old learned whispers in the dark on guitar. So if your a christan and like hard music go for both skillets newest albums. Enjoy and go skillet!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing!

    Skillet is finally back and rocking hard with their latest album, Comatose. The highly anticipated follow-up to their 2003 release (Collide) is filled with shredding guitar solos, rumbling low-end bass, monstrous drumming, creative synth and piano work, and powerful vocals. There is absolutely nothing disappointing about this album. After listening to it once, it will leave you wanting to come back for more. This truly is a fantastic album, and one of the best records of 2006!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Really Awesome!

    This is a really good CD, my favorite song is probably The Last Night. There isn't a bad song on the CD, and the band members are really great people. GO BUY THIS CD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The truest form of Skillet.

    I believe that this album really shows the soul of Skillet. Their previous installment "Collide" was a bit harder, had less ballads, and made you want to get up and rock out. "Comatose" is scaled back, though it does not take away from the overall feel of the band. "Rebirthing" gets the CD jumpstarted, but slower songs such as "Yours to Hold" instill a deep, relaxing comfort that not many other bands achieve. Well-rounded, and worth listening to again and again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Lyrics and a rockin beat !!!

    Most bands that rock have really shallow lyics, but Skillet has meaningful lyrics and awesome music!! A great Cd to have in your collection. A little softer than some of their previous stuff, but excellent none the less!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another score from Skillet

    Well, Skillet did it again. It's not easy to improve on a smash hit album like Collide, but they did it. Songs like "Rebirthing", "Falling into Black" and "Whispers in the Dark" are prime examples of how the group has improved. Some of the highlights are "Rebirthing", the title track, and "Better then Drugs". Really there is no low point in this album. I can't recommend it enough.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Its amazing

    I love this cd. Its an amazing combination of great music and great lyrics. If you are considering buying this cd but aren't sure, do it. Its worth the $15.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best!!

    Great songs. Amazing lyrics. I love the meaning behind the songs. I can actually connect to them. I always enjoy the album. After I got it I listened to it about 20 times in one weekend. It's the most listened to music on my Ipod. Skillet is just amazing. I don't know what I would do without their music. Everytime I feel down I put it on and it reminds me that I'm not alone. I just love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It won't put you in a coma!

    Skillet's new installation won't disappoint. It's mature, but not afraid to rock, passionate, but you'll find no emo here...I love it! Quite possibly the most finely constructed album in the history of earth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazingly life-changing

    This album is by far the best that Skillet has put out to date. From the numerous differing melodies to just the way it makes you feel when you listen to it. This music is powerful it has given me a better sense on life and has always made it seem like i can go just one more day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Guaranteed to Rock Your Socks Off!

    Comatose stands out as the latest of several amazing Skillet albums. With a nice balance between hard rock rhythms and softer melodies, this CD has something for rock lovers of any type. Whether you are looking for a soft ballad like "Yours to Hold" or something to rock out to like "Whispers in the Dark", this CD delivers in full force. I cannot recommend this album highly enough.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Most amazing Skillet album yet!

    This is Skillet's most amazing album yet. Everything in the past has just been a build up to Comatose. Every song on the album is superbly crafted. The message of hope on Comatose stands out even in the first listen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Skillet Rocks

    I love Skillet !!! their so cool and they have the greatest lyrics sending messages of love and that someone cares about you. like the Last Night says: this is the last night you'll spend alone/ I'll wrap you in my arms and won't let go/ I'm everything you need me to be. its just what somebody needs to hear.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    sofia

    this cd is so cool i love how both the singers blend their voices toghether this band is going to be huge all the songs are amazing the best songs are comatose and rebirthing

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