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STRYPER LIVE AT THE WHISKY REVIEW 2014

 

STRYPER - LIVE AT THE WHISKY

CD/DVD

FRONTIERS RECORDS

SEPTEMBER 19 2014

 

 

Whether or not Stryper’s lyrical content is your thing or not, and whether the yellow and black outfits did it for you, one thing is for sure even today they put on a heck of a live show.

 

‘Live at the Whiskey’ that iconic rock venue that once had the Doors as house band and which hosted the best and worst excesses of the ‘Hair Metal’ genre is a great album with a great sound, and one that faithfully documents Stryper’s current live set.

 

As a fan of course you will want a copy, but even as a casual admirer of Sweet and Fox and co there’s a lot to recommend this modern take on the band’s classic metal sound. As a DVD/CD package this is great value whatever colours you wear.

 

Opening with the double-hit of ‘Legacy’ and ‘Marching Into Battle’ from the most recent studio release ‘No More Hell To Pay’ you are immediately reminded that the years have been kind to Stryper and their trademark Metal sound. Indeed when older tracks rear their heads it’s hard to pick the vintage as a casual fan – and of course that can only be a good thing. ‘You Know What To Do’ and ‘Loud `N` Clear’ from 1984`s ‘The Yellow And Black Attack’ sit just as well as the newer material and wipe away the decades instantly.

 

As a ‘live’ album ‘Live at the Whisky’ also boasts a great sound and the DVD just seals the deal. If you want the classics they are all here, and even the Doobies ‘Jesus is Just Alright’ has a sufficiently Metal stomp to raise a smile. Well worth the price of admission…

 

 

by Mark Rockpit

 

STRYPER LIVE AT THE WHISKY REVIEW 2014