Stryper: Tracy Ferrie (bass instrument); Michael Sweet, Oz Fox, Robert Sweet.
Personnel: Michael Sweet (vocals, guitar); Oz Fox (guitar, background vocals); Peter Vantine, Kenny Lewis (keyboards, programming); Robert Sweet, Derek Kerswill (drums); Alan Magnus, Tracy Ferrie (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Michael Sweet; Kenny Lewis.
Recording information: Blue Jay Recording Studio, Carlisle, MA; Mixed Emotiona, Middleton, MA; MSP Studios, Bourne, MA; Vantine Studio, Stoneham, MA.
Photographer: Stephen Stickler.
Arranger: Michael Sweet.
With their first album of all-original material since 1990's AGAINST THE LAW, Christian heavy metal band Stryper do more than drum up their glory days on 2005's REBORN. The intervening 15 years did little to diminish Stryper's attack: the band still thunders with both glitz and muscle, and lead singer Michael Sweet sounds as sharp as ever. Likewise, Stryper's commitment to their faith hasn't wavered an iota, as the messages on songs like "Passion" and the title track prove. In the midst of the many Christian metal bands inspired by Stryper's model, REBORN finds the fathers of the genre reasserting their worth.