Photo Credit: Stryper

Photo Credit: Stryper

Heavy metal heavyweights Stryper have just released the first track from their upcoming album ‘Fallen,’ and it’s right in line with what dedicated listeners have been wanting to hear.

“Yahweh” is propelled by ferocious chord progressions, a bass heavy rhythm section and the traditional high altitude screams from lead vocalist Michael Sweet, all grounded by an overall heavier approach courtesy of drop tuned guitars.

“It’s definitely got a little bit of a darker vibe to it lyrically and musically,” said Sweet on the new Stryper album. “Some of the songs are tuned down — not like the modern Drop B stuff; I’m talking like the E dropped to D, ‘Unchained’ Van Halen kind of stuff.

“It’s just got a heavy sound to it, and I think when people hear it, in a good way, they’re gonna go, ‘That’s Stryper? What?’ I think they’re gonna be shocked.”

Sweet continued: “It’s some of our best material to date and so far those who have heard it have said the very same. [Fozzy‘s]Chris Jericho texted me and said that ‘Yahweh’ may be the best song since reuniting.”

Stryper’s new album ‘Fallen’ is expected for release on October 16 via Frontiers Records.


Listen to Stryper’s New Song “Yahweh”