ALBUM GOD DAMN EVIL
LABEL FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL
OUT 2018 (April 20th)
OUR RATING 83/100
After the split with Tim Gaines and following replacement with Perry Richardson, STRYPER are back with a new album called GOD DAMN EVIL..and we can say they're back in great shape and ready to deal with future in the best possible way!
Surely this platter is closer to FALLEN, the sound is heavier than the past and you can feel a darker environment.
Perry Richardson is the real news and his contribution is really to point out..he's able to offer a true added value!
This album starts with TAKE IT TO THE CROSS, which after an extended intro, becomes a real heavy track!
SORRY begins powerful, the bass is thunderous, the riffing is strong and drummin' is smart as a whip; here they're able to be mighty and contemporary with old time's inspiration.
LOST sees rhythms slowed down, headed into more Hard Rock sounds, with first class vocal performances.
GOD DAMN EVIL is a real classic tune, surely a tribute to glorious past of the band.
YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW ME is catchy as long as it takes, despite within a complex structure.
THE VALLEY is darker in the first slice, developing itself more contemporary.
If SEA OF THIEVES and BEAUTIFUL look back to the past, CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE is a real melodic break, appreciated at this point of the platter.
OWN UP return to sinister rhythms before runnin' wild the DEVIL DOESN'T LIVE HERE, heavy and unleashed!!
A great return by STRYPER, a platter various which doesn’t let down fans of yesterday and today!
(Pics taken from band's FB)