Skillet (album)

Studio album by
Released October 29, 1996
Genre Christian rock, grunge
Length 38:37
Label Ardent/ForeFront
Producer Paul Ebersold, Skidd Mills
Skillet chronology
Right Upside Your Head
Hey You, I Love Your Soul
Singles from Skillet
  1. "I Can"
    Released: 1997[citation needed]
  2. "Gasoline"
    Released: 1997[citation needed]
  3. "Saturn"
    Released: 1997[citation needed]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars [2]

Skillet is the self-titled debut release from the Christian rock band Skillet. Released in 1996 as an enhanced CD and audio cassette from ForeFront Records and Ardent Records, it showcases Christian lyrics with a grunge sound. Skillet was, at the time, a three-piece band composed of John Cooper on vocals, bass and piano, Trey McClurkin on drums and back-up vocals and Ken Steorts on guitar, back-up vocals and the guitar synth.

Track listing


  • John L. Cooper – vocals, bass guitar, piano
  • Trey McClurkin - drums, backing vocals
  • Ken Steorts - guitar, backing vocals, guitar synth

Music videos

  • "I Can"
  • "Gasoline"
  • "Saturn"

Also a new video has been made for the song "Splinter"

Skillet's self-titled album was the only album of theirs that they made multiple music videos for until Comatose had four. Every album in between had just one, except for Ardent Worship, which had none.

The "I Can" is a basic video, and shows the band playing on a stage along with various shots of the crowd worshipping God. The video was clearly shot during an actual live show, as it adds a part on the end of the song where John Cooper witnesses to the crowd, and adds an extra portion of the band playing.

The "Gasoline" also shows the band playing on a stage, though it is not known if this was during an actual show or if it was simply for the video shoot. It also features scenes of John crawling around in an outside scene, meant to be crying out for God.

The "Saturn" video features the band wandering around a large telescope and laboratory, as well as playing on a rooftop.


  1. ^ Skillet at AllMusic
  2. ^ Beer, Nick (12 February 2004). "Skillet, "Skillet" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 10, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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