Collide (Skillet album)

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Collide
Studio album by Skillet
Released November 18, 2003
Recorded March- June 2003
Genre Christian rock, Christian metal, nu metal,[1] alternative rock
Length 45:26/48:38
Label Ardent
Producer Paul Ebersold
Skillet chronology
Alien Youth
(2001)
Collide
(2003)
Comatose
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
CCM Magazine B+[1]
Christianity Today 4/5 stars[3]
Cross Rhythms 9/10 stars[4]
The Fish Slightly favorable[5]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[6]

(Re-release) 4.5/5 stars[7]

Melodic.net 2.5/5 stars[8]
New Release Tuesday (Re-release) 4.5/5 stars[9]

Collide is the sixth full-length album from Christian rock band Skillet. It was originally released on November 18, 2003 under Ardent Records.[6] The album was re-released through Lava Records on May 25, 2004 with the bonus track "Open Wounds".[6][7] The album peaked at No. 179 on the Billboard 200 and No. 5 on the Top Heatseekers. There is one music video for this album of the song "Savior". The album artwork is, according to John Cooper, faith and fear colliding. This is also Skillet's first full album to feature Ben Kasica on the leading guitars.


Track listing[edit]

(Original Ardent Records Release)

No. Title Length
1. "Forsaken"   4:12
2. "Savior"   4:33
3. "Collide"   5:38
4. "A Little More"   4:49
5. "My Obsession"   5:00
6. "Fingernails"   5:07
7. "Imperfection"   4:07
8. "Under My Skin"   4:06
9. "Energy"   3:57
10. "Cycle Down"   3:58
Total length:
45:26

(2004 Lava Records Reissue)

No. Title Length
1. "Forsaken"   4:12
2. "Savior"   4:33
3. "Open Wounds"   3:15
4. "A Little More"   4:49
5. "My Obsession"   5:00
6. "Collide"   5:38
7. "Fingernails"   5:06
8. "Imperfection"   4:06
9. "Under My Skin"   4:05
10. "Energy"   3:56
11. "Cycle Down"   4:00
Total length:
48:38

Singles[edit]

  1. "Forsaken"
  2. "My Obsession"
  3. "Savior"
  4. "Open Wounds"
  5. "Under My Skin"
  6. "Collide"
  7. "A Little More"

Credits[edit]

Music video[edit]

A video was made for the song "Savior." The music video shows the band playing in both a house and at a park at night. It became only the second Skillet video to have a story in the video, after "Best Kept Secret," though the story in the "Savior" video is more heavily featured. The video shows an abusive father mistreating his children in the house, and the subsequent escape of the children from their father. They make their way into the park, while the location of the band playing switches from one to the other. The video ends with the children being safe in their mother's arms. Lead singer and bassist, John Cooper, has said that 'Savior' is a song written mostly about his childhood. Although he was not physically abused by his father, he had a very destructive emotional relationship with him.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McCreary, David (January 2004). "Growing Up May Be Hard to Do But… Skillet’s musical maturation leads to a multi-course menu of melodic and driving rock sounds.". CCM Magazine (Salem Publishing) 26 (7): 47. Retrieved November 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ Losey, Steve. Collide (Skillet album) at AllMusic. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
  3. ^ Breimeier, Russ. "Collide, Music review". Christianity Today. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ Spenceley, Haydon (May 1, 2004). "Skillet – Collide". Cross Rhythms Magazine (Cross Rhythms) (CR Mag 80). Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ Breimeier, Russ. "Collide". The Fish. Salem Web Network. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c DiBiase, John (November 16, 2003). "Skillet, "Collide" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b DiBiase, John (January 7, 2005). "Skillet, "Collide" Lava Records re-release Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  8. ^ Roth, Kaj. "Melodic Net – Skillet – Collide". Melodic.net. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  9. ^ Show (May 13, 2010). "Skillet's Most Intense Effort". New Release Tuesday. NRT Media. Retrieved June 8, 2012.