Hot off the heels of their last album, No More Hell to Pay, Stryper are back, with a smokin new live DVD and CD, called Live at the Whiskey. Stryper have really had a renaissance, since the re-union in 1999. They have been touring steadily and have been releasing material every couple of years. Live at the Whiskey was an intimate performance, that the band recorded back in November of last year, at the Whiskey a Go Go, in Hollywood. The set list was comprised of tracks from their 30+ year career.
Live at the Whiskey shows how awesome this band is, and showcases how well they play. The band have not aged at all, and their music has stood the test of time. Songs like Free and More than a Man stand up well against the band's more current material, like No More Hell to Pay. Michael Sweet has lost nothing as a vocalist and sounds great on this release. This is a fun, live record, that you can get into, even when you don't have the visual. I found myself on more than one occasion, singing along with the audience, when prompted by Sweet. Pretty cool.
Bottom Line: Stryper showing that they still got the goods live. They band are playing better than ever, and it shows on this release.
Standout Tracks: More Than a Man, Free, To Hell With the Devil and No More Hell to Pay.
-Ragman is thinking of wearing his soldiers under command costume out for Halloween.