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Holy Soldier

Holy Soldier

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Category: CCM Melodic Metal
Year: 1990
Label: Myrrh
Catalog Number: 7016896617
Rating: 9.37 out of 10. (162 ratings)
 

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Personnel
Steven Patrick lead vocals
Jamie Cramer guitars
Terry "The Animal" Russell drums
Michael Cutting guitars
Andy Robbins bass
Tracks
1.  Stranger  3:25
2.  See No Evil  5:28
3.  The Pain Inside of Me  6:35
4.  Cry Out for Love  3:28
5.  Tear Down the Walls  3:58
6.  When the Reign Comes Down  5:17
7.  Lies  4:58
8.  Eyes of Innocence  3:55
9.  Love Me  4:15
10.  We Are Young, We Are Strong  5:15
  
Total Running Time:  46:34

Existing comments about this CD

From: Darren   (IP unknown) Date: April 25, 2001 at 23:05
Good debut...but the second disc is far superior...both are difficult to find these days.....
From: MSJanke   (IP unknown) Date: June 4, 2001 at 18:30
One of the best Christian rock albums, ever. Perfect production, a twin guitar attack, and Stephen Patrick's acidic vocals all equal an unparalled debut. Holy Soldier's finest.
From: stan   (IP unknown) Date: June 12, 2001 at 16:53
I have both and they really are great. The christian musicjust doesnt compare to what use to be out.
From: Richard   (IP unknown) Date: July 28, 2001 at 23:36
This was the second Christian Metal album that I ever heard back in junior high. It's a glam metal classic with the blazing guitars and emotive vocals that define the best in this genre!
From: LiveWire   (IP unknown) Date: February 8, 2002 at 10:42
This is a great debut album of Holy Soldier. It really rocks! Crank it up!
From: Cephas   (IP unknown) Date: February 10, 2002 at 0:13
I heard good buzz about this band, so I got the CD. Holy Soldier has its moments, like 'The Pain Inside of Me' - one of the best ballads ever by a Christian band! Production could be better, though; the singing gets swallowed up too often by the guitars. HS 'out-clevers' itself. They throw odd riffs into the melodies, but it mostly doesn't work. Not many hooks, either. Except for 'Stranger' (which SHOULD go longer than 3:25!) and 'Pain, &c.', I haven't spun this one much. Disappointing.
From: MetalGeek   (IP unknown) Date: February 12, 2002 at 8:35
I saw the video for 'See No Evil' on a compilation tape and liked the song, so I bought the album... and was disappointed.
From: JEFF   (IP unknown) Date: April 3, 2002 at 9:28
THIS RECORD IS GREAT CHRISTIAN METAL. IT REALLY ROCKS!!! THE TRACK 'STRANGER' IS ABOUT ONE OF THE GREATEST SONGS IN EXISTANCE. IT IS VERY CATCHY WITH MEMORABLE GUITAR AND GREAT, GREAT LYRICS. ANOTHER GOOD TRACK IS 'EYES OF INNOCENCE'-PERFECTLY DONE POWER BALLAD. ALSO THE CLOSING SONG 'WE ARE YOUNG, WE ARE STRONG' THOUGH SORT OF ANOTHER TEENAGE ANTHEM SONG IS STILL VERY GOOD. IF YOU CAN FIND A COPY AND STILL LOVE THE OLD 'HAIR BAND' METAL AS I DO THIS IS WELL WORTH HAVING.
From: kevensyle   (IP unknown) Date: April 9, 2002 at 10:17
A great 80's hair band/glam metal album. Very well produced, excellent vocals and blistering guitars. A tough album to find, but worth the search.
From: Tom   (IP unknown) Date: April 18, 2002 at 1:44
Great, great record!! I saw these guys on a local TV show and went to buy their record, even before I knew they were Christian. I heard the song See No Evil on this show and didn't realize the lyrics were Christian. Imagine my shock and delight when I opened the tape and put it in and out comes Stranger, a song about Jesus Christ!! This record could have stood up to most of the secular metal of those days and held its own. Its a great release from a band who went away far too quickly.
From: alex Guatemala   (IP unknown) Date: September 16, 2002 at 16:48
CREO QUE HOLY SOLDIER ES UNA DE LAS MEJORES BANDAS DE ROCK N`ROLL QUE JAMAS HA EXISTIDO LOS FELICITO PORQUE HAN DEMOSTRADOD SU BUEN TESTIMONIO HACERCA DE JESUS Y ME AGRADAN TODAS LAS CANCIONES EN ESPECIAL EYES OF THE INOCCENSE
From: ENDER WIGGIN   (IP unknown) Date: September 18, 2002 at 19:51
Greatest Christian album ever pruced by far!
From: Adrian.ar   (IP unknown) Date: January 6, 2003 at 17:39
Holy soldier es una de las mejores bandas cristianas!! el que quiera escribirme: A_schizophonic@yahoo.com.ar
From: Bezerra   (IP unknown) Date: February 9, 2003 at 18:18
Holy Soldier � uma banda perfeita em seu estilo hair metal. Steven Patrick tem um estilo excelente de voz e a banda � muito boa! grande CD!
From: Ty   (IP unknown) Date: March 25, 2003 at 1:45
There should be a listing for Siloam: 'Sweet Destiny.' Excellent, melodic hard rock all the way! If you dig bands like Angelica and Holy Soldier, get 'Sweet Destiny,' by Siloam. I believe you'll be glad you did. :-)
From: WADELINK   (IP unknown) Date: June 29, 2003 at 19:14
THIS IS MY FAVE CHRISTIAN ALBUM! I LOVE THE GUITAR WORK
From: Buster   (IP unknown) Date: July 15, 2003 at 0:58
In this style of Rock there is NO COMPARISON there first cd is by far the best.
From: Cephas   (IP unknown) Date: October 30, 2003 at 21:31
I gave HS another try after a long hiatus and would change my opinion somewhat: 'Stranger' is still too short; 'Pain, etc.' is still a fantastic ballad. The other songs are good Hair Metal; though, a couple are so-so. The singing doesn't seem to me now to get swallowed up by the guitars. However, I don't think it's a classic of Christian metal. Very good debut with some promise for better things . . . alas.
From: Scott   (IP unknown) Date: January 7, 2004 at 13:47
I remember getting a pre-release cassette single of 'Tear Down the Walls.' I was floored! Patrick's voice along with the heavy, yet commercially accessible metal was infectious. Still love this CD. Not a song that I don't like on it. It just drips emotion and melody. Produced by David Zaffiro, I always wished that the guitars were just a tad more up front in the mix. Minor complaint. This is one of my all time favorite CDs. http://www.nolifetilmetal.com/holysoldier.html
From: GodsHeadBanger   (IP unknown) Date: January 16, 2004 at 2:10
I agree Scott! When I bought this on cassette, I went thru 4 copies from listening to this group. Now, I have it on CD, and I am going to kick-it even more. Anyone wants to contact me, email me at: NuVineMinistries@hotmail.com. I was once into the occult from the world's heavy metal, but thru the Master's grace, I AM BORN IN HIS FAMILY!! I go around sharing my testimony of His power of deliverance. Kevin
From: Salomonkey   (IP unknown) Date: April 24, 2004 at 22:20
An awesome album, every song is excellent, this is one of my favorites metal albums ever. Stranger and Love Me the best.
From: Metaldude   (---.tcsn.qwest.net) Date: November 27, 2004 at 22:29
Great band. I love them, and if the second disc ins better, then i better get it, cuz I absolutely(excuse my spelling) loved it. I like stranger and we are young, we are strong the best, heck, i like the whole thing the best. I really like how thye got a political song in there, see no evil. Love the double guitar attack. Bass is cool, and like the drums too. their just cool.
From: metaldude again   (---.tcsn.qwest.net) Date: November 27, 2004 at 22:30
Gotta just laugh at the cover though, i mean, whats up with the torn leopard skin?
From: Arthur   (---.) Date: December 8, 2004 at 10:37
Both of Holy Soldier's first two releases are amazing. Terrific songwriting, totally energized rock and roll, and ridiculously good, soulful and likable vocals from Steven Patrick... Probably my favorite singer of all-time.
From: Ty   (---.proxy.aol.com) Date: January 4, 2005 at 8:52
Considered a Christian glam/hair metal classic, and for good reasons: strong vocals from Stephen, a solid rhythm section from Andy and Terry, and melodic, ripping guitar work from Jamie and Michael. Ex-Bloodgood guitarist David Zaffiro did a fantastic job on the production, and this debut has a nice metallic edge! Good stuff!
From: magicmandala   (---.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com) Date: April 29, 2006 at 14:52
I have to agree with alot of others here this album is really amazing. I have a few of their albums and some of their videos.
From: DJ   (---.) Date: March 12, 2009 at 14:48
This was one of my absolute favorite albums from the Christian Metal hair-band days- cheezy cover aside :-p Smokin' guitar, amazing drums, and good solid lyrics that dared to be a bit more real than alot of artists were willing to do. (They didn't just talk about avoiding temptation- 'Lies' and 'Love Me' weren't afraid to admit to BEING tempted and the pain and redemption after GIVING IN to it) Love every song on the album, but 'When the Reign Comes Down' is my fave.
From:   (---.hsd1.nj.comcast.net) Date: December 27, 2009 at 16:07
both first 2 albums are great,get it
From: Tu Vieja   (---.) Date: May 8, 2011 at 15:06
Muy Buen Disco, a pesar de a veces ser muy liviano, disco con letras con mucho contenido !

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