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Blood From Above (Single) Review
Posted July 06, 2020
By RyanAdams_NRT, Staff Reviewer


What You Need To Know
Stryper is an internationally renowned Christian heavy rock band from California, U.S. They're one of the first Christian rock bands to gain mainstream popularity (their 1986 album, To Hell With The Devil, was certified double platinum). In 2005, following a long hiatus, Stryper returned to the music scene, changing their musical style to sound more modern rock, rather than classic rock. Now, the band is back with a new album--and a new single. "Blood From Above" is Stryper's latest offering, featured on their upcoming album, Even The Devil Believes. If you're a long-time Stryper fan, don't expect this song or the album to sound like anything from the '80s. This album's music continues to follow their new modern rock sound.

What it Sounds Like
Michael Sweet, Stryper's lead singer, has been very vocal on Facebook about Even The Devil Believes. He claims it to be their best and his personal all-time favorite. He says, "Soon, we will be releasing the first song from my personal favorite Stryper album, our new album." After hearing "Blood From Above," fans might start agreeing with that view. The song is one of  Stryper's heaviest songs. The music's powerful and the lyrics are filled with biblical truth. If you're a fan of Stryper's--and Michael Sweet's--latest music, you'll love this song. It's aggressive with impressive vocals and a great guitar solo.

Spiritual Highlights
There is always plenty of spiritual depth in Stryper's music and "Blood From Above" is no exception. The single is an accurate and creative narrative of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The chorus is compelling and reverent: "He's a holy human sacrifice/Nailed upon a cross/A righteous murder scene of love/Flowing down grace/In The Blood From Above." About the biblical account, each Gospel tells their view of the crucifixion of Jesus; you can read them starting in Matthew 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, or John 18. 

Final Word
Every member of Stryper continues to grow their musical talents through the many years of playing music. With their 13th studio album forthcoming, they show no signs of slowing down, as the music continues to get heavier and more dynamic. The lyrics from  "Blood From Above" are refreshingly bold about the band's Christian faith influence. I am highly anticipating the album and any following singles. Even the Devil Believes will definitely be a contender for the best rock album of the year. 
 

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