Stryper - Soldiers Under Command (Japan Edition) (1985)
Year : 1985 (Japan Edition)
Style : Christian Glam Metal , Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Country : USA
Audio : 320 kbps + all scans + Video
Size : 167 mb
Stryper is a Christian glam metal band from Orange County, California. The group's lineup consists of Michael Sweet (lead vocals, guitar), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass guitar), and Robert Sweet (drums). In 2004, Gaines left the band and was replaced by Tracy Ferrie (bass guitar) but rejoined in 2009.Formed in 1983 as Roxx Regime, the band soon changed their musical message to reflect their Christian beliefs, and the band's name was also changed to Stryper. They went on to become the first overtly Christian heavy metal band to gain acceptance in the mainstream. In 1983, they signed with major label Enigma Records and released their debut album The Yellow and Black Attack. In the mid-1980s, Stryper enjoyed their most successful period beginning with the release of To Hell with the Devil, which achieved Platinum sales status. Stryper went on to release two more Gold albums before breaking up in 1992. In 2003, Stryper came out of retirement for a reunion tour and subsequently signed a multi-album contract with Big3 Records in 2005. In 2013 they signed a multi-album deal with Frontiers Records, and have released an EP, Second Coming, which includes 14 re-recorded songs from their first three albums and an album, No More Hell to Pay, released on October 15, 2013.
Soldiers Under Command is the second release, and first full-length studio album from Christian metal band Stryper, released in 1985.It was the first Christian metal album to achieve Gold record status, selling more than half a million copies.The album was originally issued on white vinyl. The Live in Japan in-concert video, released in 1986, was filmed on July 8, 1985 during Stryper's tour in support of this album.A music video of the title track was released.The inspirational verse for this album is 2 Timothy 2:3-4.Stryper’s sophomore full-length is heavier, faster and is higher quality than their debut. In the 80’s Stryper played a brand of Christian hair metal also combined with traditional metal and even some speed metal. Soldiers Under Command was were everything came together for Stryper’s sound, which would finely pay off and earn them a gold status and a platinum status on their third full-length To Hell With The Devil.The songs themselves are mainly up-tempo with a few mid-tempo songs and power ballads. Speed metal is represented in songs like the title track, The Rock That Makes Me Roll, and Surrender. The rest of the songs are a hybrid between the rocking hair metal and the more traditional metal of the 70’s. Most of the song choruses are well done, entertaining, and are based around the Christian values/beliefs of Stryper. The production is top notch mixing every instrument in the mix clearly and properly.Michael Sweet is an excellent vocalist with an incredibly high range especially when he pulls off his very high pitch falsettos. He is also a gifted rhythm guitar player and provides some nice riffs throughout Soldiers Under Command. Oz Fox lead guitar is highly underrated he plays many infectious leads, riffs, and highlights ever song with a fast entertaining solo. Tim Gaine’s bass guitar is audible but like most hair metal bands just provides the back bone to every song. His keyboard work is just for atmosphere and does its job well. Robert Sweet’s drum work is great providing ever song with some entertaining fills, drum rolls, and double kick bass.Soldiers Under Command does have its flaws fortunately they are few. The ballads and power ballads are cheesy and sometimes even annoying fortunately there are only two present. As said before the bass only provides the back bone for Soldiers under Command but still lacks as much heaviness as To Hell With The Devil and Against The Law. Finally most of the songs on Soldiers Under Command could have used another riff just for the sake of each song being a bit repetitive.Soldiers Under Command is usually overlooked considering it came right before Stryper’s platinum release To Hell With The Devil. Best songs are the title track, Makes Me Wanna Sing, The Rock That Makes Me Roll, (Waiting For) A Love That’s Real, and Surrender. I highly recommend this release to any fan of Stryper traditional metal and hair metal.-5 points cheesy and annoying power ballads -3 points lighter than To Hell With The Devil and Against The Law -2 points a few more riffs to each song would have taken away from the repetitiveness factor.
Michael Sweet - Vocals, Guitars (1983-1992, 2003-present) - See also: ex-Roxx Regime, Michael Sweet, ex-Boston
Robert Sweet - Drums (1983-1992, 2003-present) - See also: Dbeality, Menchen, Subdux, The Seventh Power, ex-Roxx Regime, ex-Titanic, ex-Final Axe, ex-Blank, ex-King James, ex-Lithium X
Richard "Oz Fox" Martinez - Vocals, Guitars (1983-1992, 2003-present) - See also: Bloodgood, ex-Roxx Regime, ex-Sin Dizzy
Timothy Gaines - Bass, Keyboards, Vocals (backing)
Christopher Currell - Synclavier, guitar
John Van Tongeren - bass guitar, keyboards, piano
Recorded At – Amigo Studios
Mixed At – Smoketree Ranch
Liner Notes [対訳] – 奈良橋陽子*
Liner Notes [解説] – 伊藤政則*
Producer, Engineer – Michael Wagener
01. Soldiers Under Command
02. Makes Me Wanna Sing
03. Together Forever
04. First Love
05. The Rock That Makes Me Roll
06. Reach Out
07. Waiting for a Love That's Real
08. Together as One
10. Battle Hymn of the Republic (Julia Ward Howe)
+ Video "Soldiers Under Command" (Official Video)
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