When the majority of Christian artists were going unheard in the secular market, Stryper became even more visible among non-Christian audiences with its third album, To Hell with the Devil. This was the first time a Stryper album went platinum -- something the headbangers' presence on MTV no doubt played a role in. And the fact that this album boasted Stryper's strongest writing up to that point didn't hurt. The southern Californians sound especially confident and inspired on "The Way," "Sing-Along Song," "More Than a Man" and the infectious title song. But as invigorating as the up-tempo numbers are, Stryper's ballads didn't improve a bit; "All of Me" and the hit "Honestly" are as annoying as ever.
Performance CreditsStryper Primary Artist
Bradford Cobb Bass Guitar
Oz Fox Guitar,Background Vocals
Tim Gaines Bass Guitar
Michael Sweet Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Robert Sweet Drums
John Van Tongeren Keyboards
Technical CreditsStryper Contributor
Ray Brown Costume Design
Oz Fox Producer
Stephan Galfas Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Dan Nebenzal Engineer
Michael Sweet Arranger,Producer
Robert Sweet Producer,Cover Design
Brian Ayuso Art Direction
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
To Hell with the Devil based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
An excellent album! However, I must disagree with Alex Henderson's review. While "All Of Me" may be annoying, "Honestly" remains when of the most beautiful rock ballads of all time. Tracks 2, 3, 7, & 11 really ROCK!!
Styper is truly blessed to have such talent, and to be able to translate it into an album is briliant. I believe that this is the best Stryper CD out there, though the other CD's are pretty decent. Just buy this, and you'll be satisfied. This really proves that you don't have to be an atheist to rock on.