Awake album Skillet

Oleh: Tom
April 18, 2011

Awake album SkilletThis is the eighth full length studio album by the Christian Rock band Skillet. It was released on August 25 2009 and debuted at No.2 on the Billboard 200 album chart, making it one of the highest debuting Christian albums on that music chart. The album went Gold in the US on July 2nd selling close to 500000 units. The following year the album was certified gold by Atlantic Records.

The album tries to pass the message that Christians should never give up though the world seems to be getting crazier every day.

The album opens with the hit song “Hero,” from the opening chord this song grabs you and doesn’t let go. And with such a song as the first in an album you just get the feel of what the album is all about. From the beginning, the song remains unabashed as it speaks to all of us. The band says that the album was similar to their 2006 release Comatose. This is because the strings and guitars are almost the same only that Awake comes out more of a harder rock sound than Comatose. The album employs the use of Classic rock riffs, swirling drums, monstrous hooks and undeniably catchy choruses. The album contains 12 upbeat worship songs.

Songs from the album have been used for television commercials. “Awake and Alive” was used in the daytime drama “One Life to Live” on ABC in November of 2009 and during MLB playoff games. “Hero” was featured in Sunday Night Football commercials on NBC. Currently the song is featured in commercials for NBA on TNT.

Track Listing
1. Hero
2. Monster
3. Don’t Wake Me
4. Awake And Alive
5. One Day Too Late
6. It’s Not Me It’s You
7. Should’ve When You Could’ve
8. Believe
9. Forgiven
10. Sometimes
11. Never Surrender
12. Lucy

Singles
1. Hero was released as the album’s lead single on May 19 2009
2. Monster was released to Mainstream on July 14 2009
3. Awake and Alive was released to Christian CHR and Rock radio February 15 2010
4. Forgiven was released to Christian CHR /Rock on August 2 2010.

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