Lead singer John Cooper told GoUpstate.com
that his love of '80s rock 'n' roll acts such as Metallica, Bon Jovi, and Motley Crue greatly influences Skillet's heavy sound. "Eighties music was so dynamic and theatrical. I love it," he said, "I think our song 'Rebirthing' kind of embodies everything that I like about Skillet. It's heavy, but it's very melodic and I like how theatrical the vocals are. The string section is very classical sounding and it has a great guitar solo with a very '80s metal sound. It has everything that is good about Skillet in that song."
Cooper added this is his favorite Skillet song.