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Michael Sweet – ‘One Sided War’ album review
5 Overall Score

Label:

Rat Pak Records

For Fans Of:

Stryper, Whitesnake, The Union of Sinners & Saints

We Like:

“One Sided War”

Michael Sweet – ‘One Sided War’ album review

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Seven solo studio albums into his remarkably prolific career, veteran Stryper singer and one time Boston co-singer/guitar slinger sounds just as hungry as ever to evolve and uplift. One Sided War (buy) is most definitely his heaviest individual offering thus far, thanks in part to a roaring band comprised of guitarist Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake), drummer Will Hunt (Evanescence), plus equally aggressive bassist John O’Boyle and “East Coast shred-master” Ethan Brosh, though it thankfully never loses sight of strong melodies. Along the way, Michael Sweet is incredibly bold with his beliefs without ever coming across as preachy, a factor likely to expand one of the widest-reaching audiences throughout hard rock and metal’s last three decades.

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About The Author

Andy Argyrakis
Contributing Editor

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, MTV.com and Vibe.com. He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).

  • Ken Dale

    I have the utmost belief that this album may reach more people than anyone even believes. It’s amazing!