Rocked Album Review: Skillet – Rise

A look back at the winner of Loudwire’s Best Rock Album of 2013: Rise by Skillet.

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Rocked!  A series that at least once a week will take a new album in the rock genre (everything from soft alternative to metal) under review so you can see if it's worth your time and money.


  1. It’s great to see someone talk about Skillet without going to “See, Christian music can be good to!” I love Skillet, but the preachy fanbase has always gotten under my skin.

  2. Yes, thank you so much for reviewing them as a band and not as a *christian* band. It’s been too long since I got a Skillet album. I used to see them in concert whenever they played nearby (they actually did play churches, not sure if they still do. Southern California has some offbeat churches), but I started feeling much less welcome at religious venues and drifted away. So thanks for the reminder that they are a solid band 🙂

  3. I’ve always really liked Skillet as they always seemed to put a great deal of effort into their lyrics, so I’m glad to hear that acknowledged. Although to be honest, most of their songs seem to have needed one or two more revisions and the lyrics would be effing great.

    Not Gonna Die is one of my favorite songs, just for the intro on the album. If you haven’t heard I’ll post a link to the full song, but it is hauntingly good.

  4. MidnightScreeningsman2014

    Oh! Seems like another band beside bring me the horizon that I would wanna listen too!! Thanks for featuring them and I hope that you’ll get to simple plan sometime soon. But what do you think is there worst song?

  5. Band with a female drummer that sings backup? Maximum the Hormone comes to mind for me.

  6. If you want to check out more Skillet albums, my favorite one is Collide (2003). I think that was really their defining album it terms of their current sound and themes. I’ve seen them live twice (first time around 2004 and second in 2010) and they still have great energy in their performances.

  7. ug this band sucks i hate radio rock

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