Ok, I don't like Christian Metal. I'm not religious and I tend to think that God and Metal don't mix - but that's just my opinion. I don't judge the devout or those that love Stryper, the NewsBoys, Whitecross...or any of that ilk.
I was under the impression that Stryper were done as a band. Imagine my surprise whilst scrolling Blabbermouth for the 2,345th time yesterday...only to discover the band is "reactivated" and making a new record.
Apparently this new record is called Murder By Pride. I guess that's religious. I guess it doesn't matter either way.
You know, I honestly *have* tried to get into some Stryper, because they are a Glam band. They have the soaring vocals and the big guitars...but I just...can't. I know it's not the image. Sure, Stryper dress like bees, but every Glam band is a little wacky.
I will say this: I've never had the chance to see Stryper live. If they showed up on a package tour or festival, I would make it a point to check them out. Also, I think the guitar intro for "Calling On You" is basically bad ass and equally matched in the very Glam supporting video.
So, what do you think of Christian Metal bands? Are you indifferent? A big fan or sort of like me?