Last year Skillet released their critically acclaimed album Unleashed. Subsequently, the band have decided to take this incredible album one step further with a new fan-pleasing deluxe edition of the record.
In recent times the Wisconsin based award-winning outfit have firmly cemented themselves as one of rock music’s most commercially successful bands, having sold more than 12 million units worldwide as well as racking up in excess of 105 million streams on Spotify. Quite an impressive resume to say the least.
Following the success of Unleashed, Skillet has taken the decision to widen the scope of this project with an all new and repackaged version of their smash hit album.
With Unleashed Skillet traverse a vast musical landscape from arena-filling hard rock numbers such as “Feel Invincible” and “Back From The Dead” through to tracks like “I Want To Live” which borders on symphonic metal. On the other hand, the likes of the synth-heavy “Famous” and “Stars” conjure up images of artists like Imagine Dragons and could quite easily appeal to a more mainstream pop audience.
In addition to the existing incarnation of Unleashed this rejuvenated package simply titled Unleashed Beyond features six previously unreleased tracks.
The band collaborated with former Flyleaf vocalist Lacey Sturm on the melodic metal track “Breaking Free” which is arguably one of the heaviest songs on the record and features some fierce vocals.
With “Stay Til The Daylight” Skillet have come up with another incredible track with mainstream appeal, much in the same vein as “Stars”. The latter of which is also included with a newly revised cinematic version of the number that was featured in the movie The Shack.
Again with the likes of “You Get Me High” and “Set It Off” you get a pair of straight-up hard rock numbers with crunchy power chords and infectious hooks.
This genre-defying package comes complete with a couple of bass-heavy remixes. Firstly, “Feel Invincible” receives a Y2K remix giving the track a distinctive hip-hop flavour. Soli, on the other hand, takes “The Resistance” to the opposite extreme with a more dance orientated reinterpretation of the track.
With Unleashed Beyond Skillet has really pushed the boat out with a repackaged album which will be a must for the band’s loyal fan base or music fans who simply missed the record the first time around.
Unleashed Beyond by Skillet will be released on November 17th via Atlantic Records.