Stryper
Stryper: ‘Fallen’ album review
4.0 Overall Score

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Frontiers Music

For Fans Of:

Petra, Bon Jovi, Nelson

We Like:

"Heaven"

Stryper: ‘Fallen’ album review

StryperArguably the most game-changing Christian rock band in history, Stryper continues to excel with a steady stream of new music that fits right alongside a ten million-album selling catalogue. In fact Fallen comes just two years after No More Hell To Pay landed at #35 in the general market’s Billboard Top 200, and clearly the Dove Award winning/GRAMMY nominated group’s been rejuvenated by such unwavering public reception. Though the new project most certainly sounds like it was produced in 2015, “The Yellow And Black Attack” are once again recalling their heavy melodic rock/metallic edge of the 80s and falling right in line with the now classic tradition of “Free,” “Honestly” and a whole host of other hits that once ruled MTV. “Fallen” and “Big Screen Lies” scream with charging guitars, “All Over Again” puts a few unpredictable twists on the textbook power ballad, while aggressive album closers “The Calling” and “King Of Kings” boldly retain the group’s spiritual insistency in the midst of ongoing crossover success.

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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).

  • Edward D Hutchinson

    The only thing I would disagree with, is limiting the ‘for fans of’ listing to 80’s power metal bands. This is their heaviest album to date and will please Iron Maiden and Sabbath fans for sure.

  • jim loeffert

    This is by far, the very best album Stryper has ever done. It is easily their heaviest. They somehow still put their “signature” on it, but I cannot agree with ‘much’ written here? “Love you like I Do”, is the only ’80’s sounding” tune here? No dis-respect, maybe a quick listen to some older stuff, and then listen again, to “FALLEN”, & I think the writer may change to a much more “This is a MUST HAVE” for any metal, or hard rock music lover.”