16 Songs, 1 Hour 15 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Stryper follow up 2013’s critically praised No More Hell to Pay with a live retrospective album that surveys tunes from all phases of the Christian rock combo’s career. Recorded onstage in October 2013, Live at the Whisky captures the band blazing forth on their old Sunset Strip stomping grounds with a palpable ferocity and sense of mission. From the start, Stryper always asserted their faith loudly and proudly, matching the Scripture-inspired content with a swagger worthy of the most brazen secular metal act. All of the above are present here as frontman Michael Sweet reaches deep into the band’s catalog for songs from '80s-era albums (like The Yellow and Black Attack and Soldiers Under Command) through tracks from their recent post-reunion projects. Lesser-known songs like the seething “More Than a Man” and the hard-slamming “You Know What to Do” are interspersed with signature numbers like “To Hell with the Devil,” “Always There for You,” and “Reach Out.” With Oz Fox’s volleys of guitar firepower leading the way, Stryper find new passion in these anthems of surrender and redemption.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Stryper follow up 2013’s critically praised No More Hell to Pay with a live retrospective album that surveys tunes from all phases of the Christian rock combo’s career. Recorded onstage in October 2013, Live at the Whisky captures the band blazing forth on their old Sunset Strip stomping grounds with a palpable ferocity and sense of mission. From the start, Stryper always asserted their faith loudly and proudly, matching the Scripture-inspired content with a swagger worthy of the most brazen secular metal act. All of the above are present here as frontman Michael Sweet reaches deep into the band’s catalog for songs from '80s-era albums (like The Yellow and Black Attack and Soldiers Under Command) through tracks from their recent post-reunion projects. Lesser-known songs like the seething “More Than a Man” and the hard-slamming “You Know What to Do” are interspersed with signature numbers like “To Hell with the Devil,” “Always There for You,” and “Reach Out.” With Oz Fox’s volleys of guitar firepower leading the way, Stryper find new passion in these anthems of surrender and redemption.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Stryper-Fan777 ,

Awesome!

This is going to be an awesome album!!!!!!! I can't wait to get it!

Longstare ,

More Production Issues?

How difficult is it to record a live album without the very obvious and annoying "pumping" artifacts from poor use of compression/limiters? Ok, just squash the living life out your tracks so they sound "louder". There is no doubt that Stryper composes some of the best tunes, but their production (mixing/mastering) seems to be the weakest link the past few albums. I wish they would put as much effort and budget into production.

pastorcameron ,

I was there and you can be too with this awesome collection!

Awesome! Loved listening to this new disc. The sound quality is great! One of the best live recordings (as far as sound quality) I've ever heard. With that said, I was surprised they chose not to go in and "fix" a couple of spots. There are a few lyric stumbles. However, the decision to leave even mistakes on the disc should make the rest of the recording that much more impressive. The guitar work is extraordinary, Michael's lead vocals are unbelievable, the bass and backing vocals are spot-on, and Robert's drums are powerful. The only downside for me is the choice to include so many songs from their previous live album. Although, I was fortunate enough to be in the crowd that night at the Whisky and it is a dream come true to have a document of that night in audio and video.

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