Album Spotlight: Jekyll and Hyde by Petra

Jekyll & Hyde (2003) is the twentieth studio album from veteran rock band Petra. The album finds the band in fine form, showing no signs of fatigue after such a long career. One could easily assume that creating such a fantastic album would be a walk in the park for a band like Petra. Even … Continue reading Album Spotlight: Jekyll and Hyde by Petra

American Metal Band Messenger Deliver A Message of Hope With ‘In To Win’

Messenger is an American heavy metal band with three albums to date.  The band plays melodic modern metal that recalls the glory days of traditional heavy metal in the early to mid 1980's. I am referring to the days when heavy metal was just heavy metal.  The times before heavy metal splintered into endless genres … Continue reading American Metal Band Messenger Deliver A Message of Hope With ‘In To Win’

Song Spotlight: Taken Down Below By John Elefante’s Mastedon

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

Sweet & Bettencourt, A Band I Want To See And Hear

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