Collide (Skillet album)

Collide (album).jpg
Studio album by
Released November 18, 2003
Recorded March – June 2003
Length 45:26
Label Ardent
Producer Paul Ebersold
Skillet chronology
Alien Youth
Singles from Collide
  1. "Savior"
    Released: 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
CCM Magazine B+[3]
Christianity Today 4/5 stars[5]
Cross Rhythms 9/10 stars[1]
The Fish Slightly favorable[6]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[7] (Re-release) 4.5/5 stars[2] 2.5/5 stars[8]
New Release Tuesday (Re-release) 4.5/5 stars[9]

Collide is the fifth full-length album by Christian rock band Skillet. It was originally released on November 18, 2003 under Ardent Records.[7] The album was re-released through Lava Records on May 25, 2004 with the bonus track "Open Wounds".[2][7] The album peaked at No. 179 on the Billboard 200 and No. 5 on the Top Heatseekers. The album artwork is, according to John Cooper, faith and fear colliding. This is also Skillet's first full album to feature Ben Kasica on lead guitar.

Music video

A video was made for the song "Savior". The music video shows the band playing in both a house and at a park at night. It became only the second Skillet video to have a story in the video, after "Best Kept Secret", though the story in the "Savior" video is more heavily featured. The video shows an abusive father mistreating his children in the house, and the subsequent escape of the children from their father. They make their way into the park, while the location of the band playing switches from one to the other. The video ends with the children being safe in their mother's arms. Lead singer and bassist, John Cooper, has said that 'Savior' is a song written mostly about his childhood. Although he was not physically abused by his father, he had a very destructive emotional relationship with him.

Track listing

All tracks are written by John L. Cooper except where noted.


Credits taken from the CD liner notes.



  • Paul Ebersold - producer (all tracks except "Fingernails" and "Open Wounds"), engineer (all tracks except "Open Wounds"), additional string arrangements
  • John L. Cooper - producer ("Fingernails")
  • Kevin Kadish - producer ("Open Wounds")
  • Curry Weber - engineer (all tracks except "Open Wounds")
  • Matt Martone - engineer (all tracks except "Open Wounds")
  • Skidd Mills - engineer (all tracks except "Open Wounds"), mixing
  • John Goodmanson - engineer ("Open Wounds")
  • Scott Hardin - assistant engineer (all tracks except "Open Wounds")
  • Ryan Wiley - assistant engineer (all tracks except "Open Wounds")
  • Scott Hull - mastering


Chart (2003) Peak
US Billboard 200[10] 179
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[11] 9


  1. ^ a b Spenceley, Haydon (May 1, 2004). "Skillet – Collide". Cross Rhythms Magazine. Cross Rhythms (CR Mag 80). Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c DiBiase, John (January 7, 2005). "Skillet, "Collide" Lava Records re-release Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
  3. ^ a b McCreary, David (January 2004). "Growing Up May Be Hard to Do But… Skillet's musical maturation leads to a multi-course menu of melodic and driving rock sounds" (PDF). CCM Magazine. Salem Publishing. 26 (7): 47. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved November 21, 2011.
  4. ^ Losey, Steve. Collide at AllMusic. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
  5. ^ Breimeier, Russ. "Collide, Music review". Christianity Today. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
  6. ^ Breimeier, Russ. "Collide". The Fish. Salem Web Network. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  7. ^ a b c DiBiase, John (November 16, 2003). "Skillet, "Collide" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
  8. ^ Roth, Kaj. "Melodic Net – Skillet – Collide". Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  9. ^ Show (May 13, 2010). "Skillet's Most Intense Effort". New Release Tuesday. NRT Media. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  10. ^ "Skillet Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  11. ^ "Skillet Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 7, 2018.