Next Stryper album described by Michael Sweet as very different, heavy, hooky and melodic
Stryper frontman Michael Sweet is apparently excited about the band’s latest studio album, which appears to be getting close to being finished.
The following message was posted on Sweet‘s Facebook page earlier today:
“Some people like heavy, some people like semi-heavy, some people like not so heavy. We’ve done it all over the years – really heavy to really light.
As much as I respect the past and the music of the past, I think if I wasn’t a member of Stryper and I was a fan listening and watching, I’d like the new stuff equally as much as the old stuff, maybe even more.
This new album is very different and has a whole new “groove” to it. It is heavy but it’s also hooky and melodic. There’s qualities similar to SUC, THWTD, IGWT, ATL, NMHTP & Fallen yet it’s all it’s own. As I finish singing over the next week I’m really excited as I hear these songs and know that soon enough, you’ll will be hearing them too.
The tracks are killer!!!! Tight, punchy, groovy and memorable. Everyone did an outstanding job on this album. Oz is working on his guitar solos at his home and I’m working on mine here at my studio. I’ll be heading back to Spirithouse on 1/10 to mix with Danny Bernini and then we master and turn it in on 1/15! Then a few weeks later we’re off to do videos and the fun begins. We’re so humbled and honored to still be able to do this and we hope that you all are ready. This one is really special……
Stryper‘s last two studio albums have fared very well with Sleaze Roxx as No More Hell To Pay finished #1 on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2013 and #9 on Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2013 while Fallen landed the #3 spot on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2015 and #9 on Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2015.