Music: Rise by Skillet

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From the rock powerhouse Skillet that brought you musical hits like Monster, Hero, and Comatose, comes the brand new album Rise.

This new album brings to the table a plethora of new sounds and lots of old favorites, so buckle up. Haters gonna hate? Well TOO BAD THEY’RE STILL POPULAR!

Admit it, you kinda read this in a “movie-trailer-esque” voice . Well, that’s kinda what John Cooper, the lead singer, seems to be aspiring to with his raspy vocals and songs full of extreme emotion. Skillet is a favorite of mine if not for their vocals, then their instrumentals. Very solid and consistent sound throughout.

The album as a whole was pretty good, even if I thought a few songs were repetitive. A few of the top tracks were:

  • Sick of It–New punk rebel anthem?
  • Not Gonna Die–I foresee this becoming a movie soundtrack later on
  • Circus for a Psycho–Very goth
  • Fire and Fury–Consuming love song with great harmonies
  • My Religion–Fundamentalist gospel music+some great licks

Rating: 7.5/10.0

So that’s pretty much it.Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, you’ve been wonderful followers, tune in again for another review. But first, before you go:

Be glad it’s not the 90’s anymore.

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