Stryper has been on an incredible run since reforming in 2003. This is especially true of the band's last three studio albums: No More Hell To Pay (2013), Fallen (2015) and God Damn Evil (2018). The latter two albums are arguably the band's best. Part of the success of the recent albums lies in the … Continue reading Song Spotlight/Song Of The Week – Blood From Above by Stryper
Stryper is currently in the studio recording a brand new album. The untitled project will be the follow-up to the band's album God Damn Evil (2018). The new album will be their eleventh original studio album. Michael Sweet recently stated that this new album will be the band's best and most powerful to date. … Continue reading Will 2020 Be Stryper’s Best Year?
Many rock music fans know singer/songwriter John Elefante primarily for his work with the band Kansas. Elefante fronted the band from 1982 to 1984. His role included lead vocalist, songwriter and keyboard player. I am a big fan of the two albums, Vinyl Confessions (1982) and Drastic Measures (1983), that he recorded with Kansas. After … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Taken Down Below By John Elefante’s Mastedon
Stryper front man Michael Sweet has been on an incredibly creative run over the last few years. The last three Stryper albums: No More Hell To Pay (2013), Fallen (2015) and God Damn Evil (2018), are among the band's best work. Sweet himself has recently released three killer solo albums: I'm Not Your Suicide (2014), … Continue reading Sweet & Bettencourt, A Band I Want To See And Hear
The song In Time, from Demon Hunter's seventh album Extremist (2014), encapsulates why I love this band. The album's ninth song is a study in contrasts. It is simultaneously melodic and crushingly heavy and abrasive. The song opens with a guitar riff that mirrors the 1980's thrash metal scene. The opening riff would not have … Continue reading Song Spotlight: In Time by Demon Hunter
I am still basking in the afterglow of the Stryper concert at The Stony Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Wednesday May the ninth. It was an incredible show! A few days prior to attending the show I posted on a Stryper Facebook fan group. I stated that I would love to see a … Continue reading Stryper Live At The Stone Pony
Stryper recently released their newest album, God Damn Evil. First things first, this album ROCKS!!! Is it Stryper's best album? At this time I am inclined to say that it is not. That distinction belongs to Fallen (2015). However, I am reserving my judgement. Only time will tell, so ask me in a year and … Continue reading Album Spotlight: God Damn Evil By Stryper