Skillet - Alien Youth (2001)

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Skillet - Alien Youth (2001)

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Skillet - Alien Youth (2001)

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Year : 2001
Style : Hard Rock , Alternative Rock , Christian Rock
Country : United States
Audio : 320 kbps + all scans
Size : 127 mb


Bio:

Skillet recently made headlines when their last album, Awake, became one of just three rock albums to be certified platinum in 2012, forming an improbable triumvirate with the Black Keys’ El Camino and Mumford & Sons’ Babel. The news that Skillet had sold more than a million albums in the U.S. came as a shock to all but the band’s wildly diverse horde of fans, male and female, young and old—known as Panheads—whose still-swelling ranks now officially number in the seven-digit range. This remarkable achievement was announced just as Skillet was putting the finishing touches on their eagerly awaited follow-up album, Rise (Atlantic/Word).Unwilling to stand pat or rest on their laurels, the band—lead vocalist/bassist John Cooper, guitarist/keyboardist Korey Cooper (John’s wife), drummer/duet partner Jen Ledger and lead guitarist Seth Morrison, making his first appearance on record with Skillet—continue to explore new terrain on Rise, expertly produced by Howard Benson, who previously helmed the mega-successful Awake. Eager for new challenges, Cooper threw himself into collaborative songwriting to a far greater degree than ever before, co-writing the uplifting title song and the lacerating first single “Sick of it” with Scott Stevens, founder/leader of the L.A.-based Exies, while teaming with Nashville songsmiths Tom Douglas and Zac Maloy on the timely and anthemic “American Noise,” which Cooper considers to be the strongest song Skillet has yet recorded. On “American Noise” and the joyous “Good to Be Alive,” the band explores new stylistic territory, bringing an element of heartland rock into their aggressive, theatrical approach. The band expanded their musical palette, integrating natural, acoustic instruments like accordion, mandolin, dulcimer, harp, tympani and bells to their trademark slashing electric guitars, strings, churning synths and pummeling drums.It isn’t just the songs themselves that make Rise so gripping, it’s also the song sequences—like the radical contrast between the almost unbearable tension of “Sick of It” suddenly giving way to the ecstatic release of “Good to Be Alive,” or the way the closing three-song progression of “My Religion,” “Hard to Find” and “What I Believe” builds to a thrilling musical, thematic and emotional crescendo. Clearly, these songs and the album as a whole are embedded with an impassioned overarching message. This message courses with a tidal pull through Skillet’s entire body of work, but on Rise, it’s artfully woven into a gripping coming-of-age narrative. This sprawling work stands as the band’s first concept album—though it wasn’t premeditated.

Album:

Alien Youth is the fourth album released by the Christian rock band Skillet. Developing their sound into hard-hitting industrial rock, it was released August 28, 2001 through Ardent Records.This was the first Skillet album to include guitarist Ben Kasica, replacing Kevin Haaland. Kasica joined Skillet late in the recording process for the album, only recording guitars on "Earth Invasion". It peaked at No. 141 on the Billboard 200 and No. 16 on The Australian Christian Albums Chart.The video for "Alien Youth" features the band in a futuristic city, wearing futuristic clothes much like those seen in the "Best Kept Secret" video. The opening shot is something coming down to earth. It then cuts to the futuristic city, circling around a tower with large screens at the top that display the album cover. The band is mostly shown playing in the middle of the city, with various shots of the individual band members being shown on large television screens. The video was shot on a green screen.

Line Up:

John Cooper – vocals, bass, sampling, programming
Korey Cooper – keyboards, backing vocals, sampling, programming
Lori Peters – drums
Kevin Haaland – guitars (all songs except "Earth Invasion")
Ben Kasica – guitars ("Earth Invasion")

Technical:

John L. Cooper - producer
Skidd Mills - co-producer ("Earth Invasion"), engineer ("Earth Invasion"), mixing ("Earth Invasion", "Vapor", "Eating Me Away", "Kill Me, Heal Me")
Pete Matthews - engineer (all songs except "Earth invasion"), mixing (all songs except "Earth Invasion", "Vapor", "Eating Me Away", "Kill Me, Heal Me")
Josh Horton - assistant engineer
Jonathan Steitz - additional engineering, Pro Tools operator
Scott Hull - mastering

Tracklist:

01. Alien Youth
02. Vapor
03. Earth Invasion
04. You Are My Hope
05. Eating Me Away
06. Kill Me, Heal Me
07. The Thirst Is Taking Over
08. One Real Thing
09. Stronger
10. Rippin' Me Off
11. Will You Be There (Falling Down)
12. Come My Way

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