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Skillet is an American Christian Rock band founded in Memphis, Tennessee.

The band currently consists of:

  • Vocalist/Bassist John Cooper
  • Guitarist/Keyboardist/Vocalist Korey Cooper
  • Lead Guitarist Seth Morrison
  • Drummer/Vocalist Jen Ledger

Former Members:

  • Drummer Trey McClurkin
  • Guitarist Ken Steorts
  • Guitarist Kevin Haaland
  • Drummer Lori Peters
  • Guitarist Ben Kasica


  • Skillet (1996)
  • Hey You, I Love Your Soul (1998)
  • Invincible (2000)
  • Ardent Worship (2000)
  • Alien Youth (2001)
  • Collide (2003)
  • Comatose (2006)
  • Comatose Comes Alive (2008)
  • Awake (2009)

Skillet provide examples of the following tropes:

  "A hero will save me... just in time!"

  • Calling the Old Man Out: The song "Open Wounds" from their Collide album is said to be about the bad relationship John had with his father.
  • Christian Rock
  • Creator Backlash: John isn't shy about the fact that he doesn't like the name of his own band. Usually, when he introduces them, he'll make some sort of snide remark about it.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: "Whispers in the Dark". It sounds like it's about some demented stalker talking to his object of affection. What it's really supposed to be is God comforting the listener by reminding them that they are never alone and are always under his watch and protection.
  • Driven to Suicide: The girl in "The Last Night." The song tries to convince her not to go through with it.
  • Epic Instrumental Opener: The title track to Collide. Also notable is the opener Skillet's used for live concerts since their Comatose days.
  • Greatest Hits Album: The digitally exclusive, The Early Years.
  • Guttural Growler: John Cooper is well known for this. He's even lampshaded it during concerts: "I have two types of voices: raspy and raspier."
  • Heroic Sacrifice : "Hero"

 "A hero's not afraid to give his life..."

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