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Post by Hardcore Christian on Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:09 am

Hahaha I cant help but laugh the quality is terrible and its almost funny to hear
but this one CD just makes me want to have it
Do any of you guys know anything about these guys or where I could pick up a copy for cheap???

Or what is your opinion of these "Stryper Clones" (even though they were before the Yellow and Black Attack)

Heres to songs

the first being their anthem and second a ballad






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Post by Pershing1134 on Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:56 am

This actually came out after Stryper's Yellow & Black Attack. Originally it was only released on cassette and LP, never on CD until years later as a reissue.

Quality was not good, but it is a part of Christian metal history for sure!
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Post by MikeInFla on Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:02 am

It has been reissued twice but after looking it seems to be unvailable. I passes on it after not being impressed with the songs I heard when it was first reissued by Girder. Think Roxx did the second reissue.
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Post by timekeeper on Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:05 am

I've always liked this, even if for only nostalgia, but I do enjoy the instrumental, "First Strike".  That tune has always had a strange vibe for me, but I like it.  Plus, back in the day of mainstream mags, they made a buzz, which was cool.
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Post by grandeped on Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:15 pm

I remember when the ad for this appeared in Metal Edge or Hit Parader or one of those magazines. We thought they were a Stryper clone at the time. Stryper was all we knew about Christian Metal at time. We also thought they really didn't get the "glam" look very well.

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Post by Thiago-Brazil on Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:57 pm

It's a cool album. They are not the best, but the album is cool. And you know, that are lots and lots of bands that sucks in the mainstream music market and everybody listen to it. So, I don't know why everytime we speak about this band people have to mention that they are not great musicians. 

There's no need to feel embarassed in listening to them. You can confess that you can't take these cd's of your players Twisted Evil

Unless, you are regarding their make-up, that's embarassing.
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Post by Driven on Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:33 pm

These guys could've been a solid band if they had decent production. Also, the second re-release was done with Retroactive Records.
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Post by Hardcore Christian on Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:13 pm

Same its not that good but Id just love to have it to say I have it
and with better production it could be better
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Post by jksilvi on Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:13 pm

i got the retroactive reissue. not my favorite álbum but a good historic document
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Post by Hardcore Christian on Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:27 pm

jksilvi wrote:i got the retroactive reissue. not my favorite álbum but a good historic document
Very Happy
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Post by Hardcore Christian on Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:31 pm

Pershing1134 wrote:This actually came out after Stryper's Yellow & Black Attack.
I know that I mean they were a band before them rabbit
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Re: Stryken (speaking of rare CDs)

Post by Jessie G on Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:37 pm

I got the retroactive release a few years ago. Most people thought they were awful but I liked them. Their drummer Joey Knight is now in Fall Of Vegas and I'm still waiting for them to release their music
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Post by alldatndensum on Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:51 am

I always felt that they were more trying to recreate the style of Twisted Sister not Stryper.

The production was pretty weak and the songwriting was fairly juvenile.  I liked it when I had it on cassette many moons ago.  After hearing it after the reissues were done, I just couldn't get into it.
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Re: Stryken (speaking of rare CDs)

Post by Guest on Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:11 pm

I agree...

First Strike is a cool instrumental.



I also agree that the nostalgia factor with this album is pretty cool.

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Post by d@v!d on Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:02 pm

Hardcore Christian wrote:Hahaha I cant help but laugh the quality is terrible and its almost funny to hear
but this one CD just makes me want to have it
Do any of you guys know anything about these guys or where I could pick up a copy for cheap???

Or what is your opinion of these "Stryper Clones" (even though they were before the Yellow and Black Attack)
They seem like they were 10 years too late. Their music style and look is more like what was cool in 1977 than in 1986.
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Re: Stryken (speaking of rare CDs)

Post by Candlemass on Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:39 pm

This is dreadful, really bad, and not in the so bad that it's good kind of way, just awful!
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Post by Guest on Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:21 pm

Candlemass wrote:This is dreadful, really bad, and not in the so bad that it's good kind of way, just awful!


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Post by Believer12 on Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:48 pm

Hm if this had better production values this wouldnt be half bad. Its kind of catchy. The look is so over the top though reminds me of Messiah Prophet and there look for some reason. Or take Stryper from IGWT era and mate it with Motley Crues SATD era and you got your hybrid 80s Christian band
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Post by Guest on Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:38 pm

This is dreadful, really bad, and not in the so bad that it's good kind of way, just awful!

I agree..one of the worst cheesiest album out there..unfortunately a lot of albums from this era are pretty bad.... By the way I read that several of the members of this band have denounced the band and Christian metal in general calling it the wolf in sheep's clothing...

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Post by Guest on Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:39 pm


Seriously?  Evil or Very Mad ............I value what Candlemass says  Smile  ...

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Post by Guest on Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:41 pm

Savage Amusement wrote:

Seriously?  Evil or Very Mad ............I value what Candlemass says  Smile  ...

Blame Ronald McDonald. He said it.

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Post by Mang67 on Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:58 pm

This album/group always seems to get a lot of discussion around here.... which proves that they have a lot of entertainment value.

I throw this on every once in a while and I always find it highly enjoyable for a bit.


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Stryken rawks and they are super kewl!!
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Post by Candlemass on Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:42 am

Mang67 wrote:

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Pretty much sez it all... alien
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Post by Guest on Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:49 am

Saying that things are kewl is...

Kewl!

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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:34 am

If I remember correctly from reading Michael's book, it sounded like Stryper actually got their name from Stryken.

Apparently, they knew each other or played together....something like that. Anyway, Stryken was originally called Stryker. Oz or Robert came up with Stryper from that. When Stryper hit big, Stryker wound up having to change their name to Stryken to avoid being accused of copying Stryper's name.

Something like that.



And...I learned something I didn't know about them from reading Wikipedia:
"The members of Stryken all used stage names to conceal their true identities. One of the members of Stryken, stage name, Stephen Streiker, (birth name, Stephen Hopkins) has gone on to "repent" of his career in "Christian rock", which he now refers to as, "a contradiction of terms". Today Hopkins serves as an elder and pastor of a "family-integrated" reformed Baptist church in Burnet, Texas, and is the father of sixteen children. He also authored the book, The Cult of Jabez, and the falling away of the church in America."

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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:39 am

As for their music....I had the cassette back when it first came out (I believe the cassette itself was red).

It was obviously not on the same level as their secular counterparts or Messiah Prophet / Bloodgood /Stryper / BC.

But....it was fun. Even if not something I would listen to in public back then.  Razz

I bought the cd reissue. It's worth picking up for an occasional listen to.

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Post by Pershing1134 on Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:02 pm

What's the difference between the Girder & Retroactive releases? Same songs? Sound quality?
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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:14 pm

Pershing...

The Retroactive one sounds better, has more bonus material. The earlier reissue by Girder has better packaging. I have the Retroactive.

Here is link that talks about them

http://www.nolifetilmetal.com/stryken.htm

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Post by Machine Fish on Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:09 pm

I dig this cheesy cheesy music.
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Post by strype53 on Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:49 pm

Crush the Head of Satan!! I like this cd, bad sound quality, but I still enjoy it!
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Post by Throne of thorns on Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:31 am

I remember them. Took one look at the cover and hung my head in shame and never looked back.
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Post by Guest on Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:25 am

Guardian dreessed the same way when they were still Gardian. Lots of embarrassing clothing choices were made back then. Stryper and their Soldiers Under Command cover and Barren Cross on the original RFTK cover come to mind, also.

Gotta love the 80s...

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Post by pathogenics_cloned_twin83 on Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:54 am

Cheesy or no, I'd still like to get a copy one of these days...but I guess I'll hafta wait til the next reissue comes out.
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Post by Follower of Jesus on Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:03 am

Candlemass wrote:This is dreadful, really bad, and not in the so bad that it's good kind of way, just awful!

Agreed 100%
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Post by Throne of thorns on Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:53 am

NoOneIsHere wrote:Guardian dreessed the same way when they were still Gardian. Lots of embarrassing clothing choices back were made back then. Stryper and their Soldiers Under Command cover and Barren Cross on the original RFTK cover come to mind, also.

Gotta love the 80s...

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True I do love the eighties and all the cheese that melts from it. A very colourful decade to be sure.
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Re: Stryken (speaking of rare CDs)

Post by timekeeper on Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:16 am

I love the tune "First Strike"!  And yes, I have this and break it out now and then.   This had one of the best marketing campaigns of the 80's.
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Post by Joe C on Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:33 pm

One of the worst albums I've ever heard. Sorry, but the album is a disaster.
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Post by Mang67 on Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:15 pm

As long as no one gets hurt, disasters can be very entertaining.  Everyone slows down to look at accidents on the freeway... it's hard to look away.

You guys that are trashing this album probably listen to it in secret and feel guilty about it... don't feel guilty! No one's getting hurt. Smile
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