Michael Sweet of Stryper on New CD, The Final Battle – The Performances on This CD Have an Energy That Excites Me!
Guess if you have a lineup as stunning as this one you get to call the band Iconic. Hence the name. Will the music live up to the name’s sake? For the most part… yes it sure does. This here is classic Melodic Hard Rock that we come to expect from Frontiers and its long repertoire of releases.
The legendary heavy metal band Stryper have released a new single entitled ‘Rise To The Call’ today (24th June). It is taken from a forthcoming album set for release in late 2022 that is produced by frontman Michael Sweet and maintains the heavy trend established over the group’s last few albums, albeit retaining their trademark melodies, virtuoso guitar playing and airtight rhythms.
Experimental. Technical. Heavy. Perfect. Those are 4 adjectives that I’d use to describe this album. It was not what I was expecting. I was expecting a musical followup to God Damn Evil. Instead, I got a lesson in what amazing guitar playing and singing sounds like. All 4 members stepped up their game. They are now on a higher level than they’ve ever been, and I’m blown away. I’d compare my reaction to Even the Devil Believes to my reaction to Judas Priest the first time I heard Painkiller. Stunned, Shocked, maybe even a little intimidated but in a good way. 5 of 5 stars from me. Get this album. Now!
Interview /Live Photos: : Robert Cavuoto Building upon the success of his 2016 release One Sided War, Stryper frontman Michael Sweet returns with his tenth solo studio release aptly titled, Ten. It will be released in North America on October 11th via Rat Pak Records and available in Europe via Frontiers Music SRL. Ten […]
Lyrically, I would describe this latest album as fearless.
It’s not so much of a statement as a prayer request; it’s us asking God to damn evil. It’s that simple. It has created controversy.
The traditional noggin nodding familiar beat and riffs of the 80’s on songs like Make Your Mark, Heart of Fire are timeless.
Another hard rocking year has come to pass and that means more great music has come and gone in 2016. The best part for us writers who get the privilege to listen to a boatload of great music every year is introducing you to our favorite albums throughout the year. This year our staff of writers is sharing […]