No More Hell To Pay features the presence of a maturity and grittiness that the band simply never had in the 80's, but their overall sound is classic to the core, even epic. And the musicianship, from Michael Sweet's vocals to Oz Fox's guitar work especially on the numerous solos to Robert Sweet's drumming, is the best I've heard from the band since their reunion. It was a good album, although it was severely overpolished and produced. As much as anything else, the latest outing represents a shoring up of pre-existing shortfalls. No More Hell to Pay6. Same thing with the artwork and the title, No More Hell To Pay. Sweet's vocals are mixed or perhaps delivered in such a way as to render them semi-indecipherable at several points during the proceedings.
Here, some twenty five-plus years and seven albums later, it would appear that their patience has, at long last, finally been rewarded. By: Johnny Price, Senior Journalist. Every song soars, but yet is unique from one another. Indeed, it's hard to envision any true fan of the band, or the metal genre in general, not absolutely loving it. Well, fans around the world are about to have that question answered, so let me warn you to prepare to be blown away. Their lyrics are as God-centered and straightforward as ever, but are never trite or tiring to hear.
If the sun has fallen from the sky and the stars that shine begin to hide When the night has stolen everyday I'll follow You till there's no more hell to pay! This is the title track of Stryper's ninth studio album, which was a play-off their best-selling set. Like Second Coming before it, the new record's greatest asset, and one that has largely remained just outside the band's grasp since reconvening in 2003, is the way in which it manages to stay true to that intangible quantity which devotees now regard as the classic Stryper sound while still bringing something thoroughly contemporary to the table at the same time. In the same way, the collective's ballads have long been a bone of contention amongst both the naysayers and faithful. The question was, how would that translate on the new album? Until now, the foursome had not yet quite recaptured that spirit and insatiable appeal that made them so popular in the 80's. No More Hell To Pay simply may be the best work of Stryper's illustrious career, To Hell With The Devil included.
A cover song is up next and the boys are no stranger to those. These minor quibbles aside, even considering its weaker moments - which, in the grand scheme of things, are decidedly infrequent - the latest effort from the enduring SoCal four-piece is a hard-rocking tour de force. The heaviness is there, the hooks are there, a tasty solo is also present, the harmonizing is there and the vocal delivery of Michael Sweet seems stronger than ever. I am taking it a day at a time and I don't care what the doubting voices say I am lifting up the Name that will shine and the light of heaven's brighter everyday Oh, I know that it's rough though I know there is pain Even so when it's tough I will not be ashamed! So that's what we thought when we were making the album. That said, the darker, minor-keyed tones and minimalist, yet supremely full-bodied, production aesthetic of the most recent release stations it firmly in the post-millennial era. You have given me a gift I won't deny and You're offering a better world to come The sorrow of tomorrows left so far behind with the joy of what this life will soon become If I'm deep in the storm, if I'm caught in the rain From the time I was born it's You that always remained! Well, Michael Sweet, I tip my hat to you sir, because I agree with you 100%. For front man Michael Sweet and his cohorts in Stryper, the proverbial muse has blessed their labor with truly-inspired recordings at least twice in their three decades together as a unit.
Although there are other songs whose tempo is faster, this track definitely lets you know that the yellow and black attack is back! Maybe, just maybe, this new album will help the band get the recognition they have long deserved. Eye-catching and unique as it may have been, Stryper cover art has always sported a sort of amateurish quality about it. First Love orchestral version 2. As the guitars begin to ring in, you get a sense that this is going to be a very interesting album. This is the best that the band has ever delivered. Well, never fear; there is one on here, but the bar on the power-ballad game plan has been raised quite a bit. I think quite a few critics , as well as music lovers, never truly gave them the opportunity they deserved because of that stereoteyped label.
If the darkness reveals the end of days I'll follow You till there's no more hell to pay! Despite its many assets, the album isn't quite a perfect proposition. So it's a real simple statement, but a real powerful statement as well. If we believe in Him that He died on the cross, as the Bible says, for our sins and that any man that believes in Him shall live eternally and have eternal life, and won't face hell, the hell that the Bible speaks of, there's no more hell to pay. Overall, this album should have been released in 1988 as the follow-up to their huge album , instead of the over sanitized. Their message has never been louder and clearer in their entire 30 year career.
Well, here we are 30 years later and lead singer Michael Sweet is talking a big game about their upcoming album. And the group's characteristically uncomplicated, what-you-see-is-what-you-get lyrical approach will either delight or frustrate any given member of the listening audience depending on how enamored they happen to be with, say, the last three Daniel Amos records. If the sun has fallen from the sky and the stars that shine begin to hide When the night has stolen everyday I'll follow You till there's no more hell to pay! If you were a fan of the band in the 80s, then you know they definitely had a knack for those sometimes sappy power-ballads. This is just a preview! Although the song originally came out in 1966 by The Art Reynold Singers, it sounds contemporary, as if it could be something that had written themselves. There was something about those two albums, especially with the latter, that made you sense a change in the band. Water Into WineStryper Lyrics provided by SongLyrics.
As for Michael Sweet, how in the heck has he managed to preserve that amazing voice along with his ear piercing screams? The whole Christian rock label back then seem to be a double edged sword for the guys, as it both helped them and held them back to a certain degree. It is Classic Metal meeting a new era of rock in a spectacular collision. The most dedicated members of the Stryper camp have held out hope for a worthy successor to the landmark Devil release almost since they day it first hit the shelves. But with No More Hell To Pay, Stryper has finally given us that album the fans have been waiting since 1988 to hear. A handful of the tracks forego hook and melody in favor of sheer speed and volume. . I am taking it a day at a time And I don't care what the doubting voices say I am lifting up The name that will shine And The light of heavens brighter every day Oh I know that it's rough, Though I know there is pain Even so when it's tough, I will not be ashamed If the dawn reveals the end of days I'll follow you till there's No More Hell To Pay You have given me a gift I won't deny And You're offering a better world to come The sorrow of tomorrows left so far behind With the joy of what this life will soon become If I'm deep in the storm, If I'm caught in the rain From the time I was born, It's you that always remained If the sun has fallen from the sky And the stars that shine begin to hide When the night has stolen every day I'll follow you till there's No More Hell To Pay Get the embed code Stryper - No More Hell to Pay Album Lyrics1.
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