Back on June 25th, Skillet released its newest record - Rise. Then, in early July, the band released the record's first music video. Today, I feature that video in another edition of Music Monday here on The Sheepdog.
With today's video, Skillet ties Queensryche for the most appearances here on Music Mondays with six. Today's video is of "American Noise." It is a song whose sound differs just a bit from what we've been accustomed to from Skillet. In my opinion, Rise is not quite as edgy and "hard" as some of their earlier works. It seems the band has toned the sound down a little. However, even though the sound may have changed some, the band's mission and message is still the same. They want to minister to and bring the hope of Christ to people everywhere in their own unique way.
As always, the video is embedded below or can be watched by clicking here.
Skillet - American Noise (Official Music Video) from skillet on GodTube.
In addition to its fan base in Christian music, Skillet is making inroads and receiving some attention from the secular side of the entertainment industry, too. Recently, they appeared on Conan O'Brien's show, and last week, Glenn Beck's The Blaze publication ran an article about the band titled "One of America's Most Successful Rock Bands is An-Under-The-Radar Christian Group with a Life Changing Message" (read it here).
Things continue to look up for Skillet. Enjoy today's video and go get yourself a copy of Rise.