Melodic Round-up: November 2015
Dave Ling on new releases from Stryper, Champlin, Williams, Friestedt, Joel Hoekstra’s 13, Lifeline and Voodoo Hill
With more than three decades of recording history to their name, just about everybody knows by now what to expect from a Stryper album. Straddling the genres of melodic hard rock and heavy metal and enhanced by the superlative vocals of second guitarist Michael Sweet, the quartet from Orange County, California, have carved quite a niche. Indeed, but for the message of Christianity that permeates everything in their sizeable catalogue, they’d surely be a far, far bigger name.