STRYPER - Live At The Whisky (Review)

Produced By: 
Stryper
Release Date: 
2014
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Hard Rock
Score: 
86
Label: 
Frontiers
Artist: 
 
Yet another live CD/DVD release on the market here, with Stryper the next cab off the rank.
The 16-track collection documents the band’s first show in support of No More Hell To Pay, the band’s most recent (and well received) release.
The show is set in the intimate setting of LA’s famous Whiskey club, meaning the crowd, the stage, the cameras and the amps are all packed in. There’s not much room to move up there on stage, but the band lets the music do the talking.
 
The audio capture is ok – not the best I have ever heard, but far from the worst also. At least the band is truly live up there and not relying on overdubs.
 
Material comes from across the band’s catalogue and the new album, plus that blazing cover of Jesus Is Just Alright complete with some tasteful shredding by Michael Sweet – the guy is an underrated guitarist!
The DVD of Live At The Whisky also contains the music video for “No More Hell To Pay” and “Sympathy” from their latest album No More Hell To Pay plus an interview segment.
 
 

A disc and a DVD for a fair price is good value for fans and I have no doubt most Stryper fans will have already run out and scored a copy of this. If not – it’s a safe bet folks.

 

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Comments

Rating: 
55

I Love this band before and now, but I don't need another live album

Wayne Stokely's picture

Rating: 
60

As much as it pains me to slag one of my hero's since childhood this is absolutely sub par. Production is weak, performance is very uninspired and tired sounding and this was the start of the tour! Robert sounds like he's going through the motions and struggles to keep tempo and Michael is skipping the high notes on even the brand new songs. I will say I saw the band after this was recorded and they were great which makes me wonder why this had to be released. Avoid at all cost.