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Petra

Beyond Belief

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Category: Hard Rock
Year: 1990
Label: Word/Epic
Catalog Number: EK 48546
Rating: 8.38 out of 10. (73 ratings)
 

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Personnel
John Schlitt vocals
Louie Weaver drums
John Lawry keyboards
Bob Hartman guitars
Ronny Cates bass
Tracks
1.  Armed and Dangerous  
2.  I Am On the Rock  
3.  Creed  
4.  Beyond Belief  
5.  Love  
6.  Underground  
7.  Seen and Not Heard  
8.  Last Daze  
9.  What's in a Man  
10.  Prayer   

Existing comments about this CD

From: MSJanke   (IP unknown) Date: June 4, 2001 at 18:33
Petra means rock, and on Beyond Belief they never rocked better. This CD stands as the best sum of Petra's parts--Schlitt's vocals, Elefante production, Hartman's writing, etc. The title track is classic.
From: Musicarmagedon   (IP unknown) Date: March 23, 2002 at 7:57
Three cheers up for the best christian band; not only by their music, their lyrics are incredible and Beyond Belief is the proof of that. Good job guys!
From:   (IP unknown) Date: April 2, 2002 at 22:30
Their lyrics are cheesy for the most part. How many times does Bob Hartman rhyme daze and haze over the lifespan of Petra?! There are a couple of decent songs lyric-wise like Creed and I Am On The Rock. Musically, this CD is not Petra's best. Its decent, but nothing special. ON FIRE was much better. The song Seen And Not Heard is direct rip off from Kiss' Heavens on Fire. Bob Hartman should have been sued for that, its that close to Kiss' song. Petra was in decline here and it shows.
From: chris   (IP unknown) Date: June 25, 2002 at 16:41
I don't like where petra is at now. i wish they would combine the sound of this album with the lyrics of no doubt.
From: Eduardo Rocha   (IP unknown) Date: December 2, 2002 at 14:09
Melhor álbum do Petra de todos os tempos.
From: Harry Ebbeson   (IP unknown) Date: February 14, 2003 at 3:06
This is Petra at their highest peak I think. They did some great stuff on this album and the production is quite good. Praise to God for all of their work though and He is really speaking thru this album. I am a 30-something guy and really like the early stuff too, but this one really works well for me. I am also a recording engineer and keyboardist and love the work that was done in this album. Thank you guys for a great album and I hope we can get back to this type of music one day!
From: Cephas   (IP unknown) Date: February 24, 2003 at 15:41
This is bad--really bad. I noted at least twice where Petra paid tribute, shall we say, to other bands: Yes, Kiss is blatant. But, I hear Def Leppard in the opening riff to 'I Am on the Rock.' I could be wrong about the band; but, not the riff. That's not Petra's original product. Christian rock has long been accused of cloning (ACDC/X-Sinner, Rush/Trytan). But, here it's obvious. Except for those stolen melodies, the rest of the CD is ... boh-ring. Off to eBay! Petra's falling in my estimation.
From: Cephas   (IP unknown) Date: February 27, 2003 at 15:19
Oh, I should've also mentioned: Has anyone else noticed that Petra ripped off their 'flying guitar' concept from Boston?? Pitiful.
From: bighairbrewster   (IP unknown) Date: March 4, 2004 at 15:27
Yes they did rip off quite a few bands..but who hasnt'? I liked this album. Not as much as On Fire..but it was still good. I am on the Rock,sounded musically a little like pour some sugar on me. I think the Elefante brothers who produced it should get most of the blame though. Still i give it 2 out of 4 stars
From: Salomonkey   (IP unknown) Date: April 24, 2004 at 18:07
This is an awesome album of Petra and personally I think this is one of their best albums ever. Every song is great but my favorites are Creed and Last Daze.
From: John   (IP unknown) Date: June 20, 2004 at 13:05
Had this on cassette years ago. Wore it out. I am on the rock was a fave of mine. As was Creed.
From: Chaja   (---.) Date: October 21, 2004 at 21:51
This is Petra at the peak of their career, its only obvious, the album sold more than all the others. Musically and Lyrically, its their strongest album. They utilized many of the Scriptures in such a powerful and creative way touching on many of the Bible's most important aspects, especially Love. People say that Petra copied off other bands. Its only normal that one band 'might' sound like another, however, Petra did it better than all of them, and remember...'GOD gave rock and roll to you'
From: FOX   (---.clvdoh.adelphia.net) Date: April 11, 2005 at 22:51
hands down one of the great christian rock albums of all times. this album is as close to perfect as any i have ever heard. i agree it is the highest point in petra history.songs like on the rock, last daze, seen and not heard, under ground, armed and dangerous.....i guess all of them lol are just unreal. if it wasnt for great bands, and albums like this, christian music would never be where it is today, on the FOX ROCK SCALE this is totally with out a doubt a 10 out of 10.check this out, TODAY!
From: Harry   (---.neo.res.rr.com) Date: April 30, 2005 at 20:46
This album is a perfect 10 rating! Petra really rocks! Some Christian Rock/Metal fans think that STRYPER were the pioneers of Christian Metal. But when it comes down to it, no one should argue that Petra were the true pioneers of Christian Rock. They began back in 1974 'self titled' album', where Stryper started in the early 80s. If there is one Petra album to have in your collection it is this one. 'Beyond Belief' was a Dove award winner. Rock on!
From: Joe   (---.) Date: May 26, 2005 at 18:08
Beyond Belief is awesome ......luv the song itsely....prayer is a kicking song!!!!!!!!!All songs on this record are really really worth listening......this album kicks off with armed and dangerous......awesome!!!!!!!!!!
From: Tom   (---.) Date: October 8, 2005 at 8:33
One word: OVERRATED. Its an okay album, but Petra did MUCH better on other albums, before and after this one, that I get confused as to why this album sold so much more than any other Petra record. Timing? At any rate, its not a bad album, its just ordinary. There's no blistering rockers here. The ballads are decent (Prayer is actually a cool song). Standout tracks would include Creed, Beyond Belief and Prayer.
From: Ed   (---.ctsimm.net) Date: July 31, 2006 at 0:07
I remember noticing that 'Seen and Not Heard' sounded like 'Heavens on Fire' by Kiss, but doesn't anyone recall Kiss actually covering Petra's 'God Gave Rock and Roll to You' for the 'Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey' soundtrack? Hello?
From: bernardito   (---.prod-dial.com.mx) Date: August 2, 2007 at 20:52
this is perhaps the best christian hard rock album of all time, really!! i see it as a precious conceptual album and the best of them
From: steven   (---.bnvtpqxqas02.globetrotter.net) Date: January 26, 2008 at 20:24
I have to say I'm disappointed with how many people can use a keyboard, but don't have any idea what they're talking about when it comes to music. I would tolerate someone calling Beyond Belief 'OK'....But to call it 'bad-really bad' is bad taste beyond belief. This is arguably one of the best albums of all times, musically AND lyrically speaking.
From: stacey dawnson   (---.bnvtpqxqas01.globetrotter.net) Date: January 29, 2008 at 22:00
Im afraid i have to agree with Steven. You DONT know what ur talkin' about. This CD is FAR from boh-ring. I'd like to see u do a CD. I love Beyond Beleif..it has to be the best CD.
From: Keenan   (---.tampfl.fios.verizon.net) Date: February 10, 2008 at 13:19
The s/t song is alright it drives my friends crazy when i crank it up...but hell with em'. Good christian glam metal. Over bearing keyboards though 7 out of 10!
From: Yo...   (---.eug.clearwire-dns.net) Date: May 31, 2009 at 2:57
Uh....Petra was not the first to do 'God Gave Rock and Roll to You'. Argent was. Just add that song to the list of songs ripped off from other bands. 'Seen and Not Heard's' riff is note-for-note KISS's 'Heaven's on Fire'. Nice to know Hartman was listening to KISS while 'blessing' crowds.
From:   (---.) Date: August 22, 2009 at 23:05
Beatiful, every song is full of tenderness and force to thanks our God, Its a must in every collection, 9.5/100
From: Eva Galli   (---.) Date: August 22, 2009 at 23:07
Above my other comment I have to say. God bless Petra and his work.

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