For some of you, this SOTD will stretch the limits of what “Indie Vision Music” should cover. Glam metal was at the height of the commercialization of rock and roll in the late 80s, thus rendering Stryper’s inclusion here as suspect. But here are a few reasons why they absolutely deserve to be here: 1. They were, and possibly are still, the most important and/or influential Christian rock/metal band of all time. Yes, it’s true. With number one singles, album sales that rivaled their secular peers, and heavy rotation on MTV (when it still stood for “Music Television”), their impact is still felt far and wide.… Continued →
Tag: hair metal
May 20, 2022
September 10, 2021
Hey, I get it. 80s metal is a love or hate thing. Many IVM readers are fans primarily of pop-punk and related genres. The thought of dudes in make-up, hairspray and spandex just seems like a bad joke. But for those of us who were there, it comes with a heap of nostalgia, and occasionally some good tunes too! It’s a shame, but Watchmen never quite got the level of attention that some of their peers received (Whitecross, Guardian, Holy Soldier), perhaps because of the brevity of their career.… Continued →
February 9, 2018
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October 26, 2013
IVM chats on the phone with Stryper's long-time lead singer Michael Sweet. After 30 years in the industry, what does the band have on their minds. And, how are they reacting to the early success of their new album? Find out that and more.
October 15, 2013
The Yellow and Black attack is back. If you understand that statement without any explanation, that may be all you need to go buy this album. If that didn't make sense, read on.