When Skillet's John Cooper sings about "worldwide Jesus domination" on the opening track of Alien Youth, you get the feeling he's leading a force seldom seen (or heard) before. That's certainly the case for this fascinating release with few parallels in the Christian music world. Grinding guitars, spacey keyboards, and machine-gun drums are all held together by Cooper's keen sense of melody. It's a lead-heavy release with blast-off tracks like "Rippin Me Off," Skillet's harsh message for Marilyn Manson, plus "Earth Invasion" and "Kill Me Heal Me." Yet Skillet softens the sonic blows with kinder and gentler gems like "You Are My Hope," "Thirst Is Taking Over" and "Will You Be There?" No doubt Cooper and his bandmates have claimed new ground in the name of their Lord. It might be worth catching a ride with this generation of Alien Youth. --Michael Lyttle
Record Label Ardent Music
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.92" Width: 5.64" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Aug 28, 2001
Publisher PROVIDENT MUSIC DISTRIBUTION
ISBN 0012174823 EAN 0766887250722 UPC 766887253426
This is the first Skillet album I bought and my favorite CD has a great mix of different jams. This album has a great mix of different sounds one of which your sure to love wheather you like rock, techno, or smooth worship songs.