Stryper - Murder By Pride

Published Wednesday 29th July 2009
Stryper - Murder By Pride
Stryper - Murder By Pride

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 82498-12494
LABEL: Big3 804983686820
RELEASE DATE: 2009-08-10
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Ian Webber

After a comeback release in 2005 that saw them break from a classic Stryper sound, the pioneer American metal outfit return to their roots with an album that will please a large number of old fans. The album kicks off with two tracks that would not have sat out of place on 'Soldiers Under Command'. "Eclipse Of The Sun" features driving guitars, crunching chords and pounding drums. Add to this Michael Sweet showing that he can still scream with the best of them, and excellent harmonies throughout, the album is full of Stryper's trademark sounds. With maturity the band have gained a tightness and polish that prevents the music appearing too dated and the title track provides variety in the form of an edgy metal cut with a thumping bass line. A cover of the Boston song "Peace Of Mind" features Boston's guitarist Tom Scholz and is harder-edged than the original. I found the reworked "My Love (I'll Always Show)" amongst the most enjoyable cuts. Although the words are the same as those found on the original version, the new tune could not be more different. After 25 years Stryper may have played it safe with this release, but they have also shown that that can still rock.

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Product Description
The multi-platinum band Stryper is back with the release Murder By Pride, a studio release that marks the 25th anniversary of their fi rst album Yellow And Black Attack!

Murder By Pride features twelve new tracks marked by Stryper’s trademark blend of melodic vocals, heavy guitar licks and pounding drums.

Murder By Pride also includes a cover of the BOSTON song Peace Of Mind featuring BOSTON guitarist Tom Scholz.

Over their 25 year career Stryper have sold more than eight million units worldwide and have enjoyed success in the US mainstream market.

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