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Stryper

Soldiers Under Command

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Category: Glam
Year: 1985
Label: Enigma
Catalog Number: CDE-73217
Rating: 8.82 out of 10. (80 ratings)
 

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Personnel
Robert Sweet drums
Michael Sweet lead vocals, guitar
Oz Fox guitar, backing vocals
Tim Gaines bass, keyboards, backing vocals
Tracks
1.  Soldiers Under Command  
2.  Makes Me Wanna Sing  
3.  Together Forever  
4.  First Love  
5.  The Rock That Makes Me Roll  
6.  Reach Out  
7.  Waiting for a Love That's Real  
8.  Together as One  
9.  Surrender  
10.  Battle Hymn of the Republic  

Existing comments about this CD

From: Bob S.   (IP unknown) Date: April 30, 2001 at 19:31
Every one of Strypers albums kick butt, yet on this album they pushed it to the limit.
From: LiveWire   (IP unknown) Date: February 8, 2002 at 10:01
Another great album of Stryper. Really rockin' songs.
From: St. Hood   (IP unknown) Date: March 17, 2002 at 2:19
Glam isn't a type of music. Besides Glam was in the 70's. This is a Hair band. Hair isn't a music style either. This is a Metal Band! 80's Metal to be exact. This is their second album or first full. It's awesome & great cover too. No matter what this band did the christian's would down them. On this one I heard 'the weapons of our warfare...' Whatever! Great lyrics. A must for any Metal Christian. ROCK ON! http://stations.mp3s.com/stations/53/heavynly_metal.html St. Hood st_hood@hotmail.com
From: MetalForJesus   (IP unknown) Date: April 7, 2002 at 23:27
This album shreds! Definately a must have if you like melodic heavy metal. A masterpiece! http://www.metalforjesus.org
From: Cephas   (IP unknown) Date: April 22, 2002 at 12:07
This is the Stryper classic many have never heard of! The CD contains edgy, hook- & riff-filled Heavy Metal songs that are genuinely satisfying; there's little fluff here. What fluff there is, like the ballads ('1st Love', '2gether as 1'), is bearable. The Battle Hymn of the Republic is forgettable, though. Stryper is more metal here & less glam than in later efforts. Sweet & Co. showed in SUC they had the makings of a great band. Too bad they only had one really good CD after this one ...
From: Tom   (IP unknown) Date: April 27, 2002 at 6:30
I agree with almost everything Cephas said. I like Battle Hymn though. This is probably my favorite Stryper record. The ballads are terrible, but the metal songs are some of the best. Songs like SUC, Makes Me Wanna Sing (my personal fave), The Rock That Makes Me Roll, Reach Out, and Surrender are just outstanding metal tunes that never sound as old as they now are (can you believe this record is now 17 years old!).
From: MetalGeek   (IP unknown) Date: April 30, 2002 at 9:20
I have this album on vinyl! Talk about feeling OLD! I put it on my turntable (remember those?) not long ago and I had forgotten how good this record was. I agree, tho, the ballads are pretty awful. Other than that and the 'doo-wop' backing vocals in 'Makes Me Wanna Sing', this is a classic through and through.
From: Tom   (IP unknown) Date: April 30, 2002 at 15:25
Noooo! Don't mix up a great song like Makes Me Wanna Sing with Together Forever, a far inferior song!! The 'doo-wop' vocals are on Together Forever, which has got to be one of the worst songs ever by Stryper. Makes Me Wanna Sing is a total rocker and my personal favorite on this record.
From: MetalGeek   (IP unknown) Date: May 1, 2002 at 8:31
Did I say 'Makes Me Wanna Sing'? My bad. I meant 'Together Forever.' Sorry. Getting old.
From: raistlin   (IP unknown) Date: May 12, 2002 at 1:17
a great album i like it a lot even the ballads (first love is a good song) but my personal favorites are waiting for a live thats real and soldiers under command. these guys should reunite and put out a new album. the best christian metal band ever
From: Ty   (IP unknown) Date: August 3, 2002 at 12:16
'Soldiers Under Command' was my first exposure to Stryper, and I would have to say it ranks as my favorite album. For blistering hard rock, it doesn't get much better than 'Makes Me Wanna Sing,' 'The Rock That Makes Me Roll,' 'Surrender,' and the title track! A very powerful album! 9/10
From: iaffprofireman   (IP unknown) Date: February 10, 2003 at 22:53
This is now a classic group! They raised the bar on Christian rock and set the standard! This is probably their best album. Great in both the Christian & secular music worlds both. Absolutely top notch!
From: WADELINK   (IP unknown) Date: June 29, 2003 at 19:13
ALL I CAN SAY IS IT ROCKS START TO FININISH
From: Plutarch   (IP unknown) Date: July 20, 2003 at 21:44
This is,was,and forever shall be my favorite Stryper album.Nuff said.
From: RONALD VARGASLI   (IP unknown) Date: March 11, 2004 at 14:47
DO I HAVE TO SAY SOMETHIMG ABOUT 'SOLDIERS UNDER COMMAND' OK....WHAO!!! GREETINGS FROM COSTA RICA! I SAW THEM IN MY COUNTRY ALMOST FOUR YEARS AGO!WHAT A SHOW! STRYPER STILL RULES!ronvli@yahoo.es HASTA LA VISTA, BABY!
From: Cristella Rios   (IP unknown) Date: April 27, 2004 at 16:16
'Reach Out' is the song that changed my life spirtually. And what can I say about the song 'Surrender'? Fantastic album. I still love the album cover.
From: Jay   (IP unknown) Date: July 29, 2004 at 10:49
This is my favorite ROCK ALBUM....period. And the hallmark album of all Christian heavy metal. It's everything metal should be.
From: GroovyLime   (IP unknown) Date: September 3, 2004 at 19:05
A masterpiece. The best Stryper album.
From: Randy   (---.proxy.aol.com) Date: October 15, 2004 at 1:33
Stryper rocks enough said
From: FOX   (---.clvdoh.adelphia.net) Date: April 14, 2005 at 22:43
hands down one of the harderst rocking albums that i have, or have heard. these guys were so freaking awesome! surrender is one of my all time favorite metal songs.i highley recommend this album to anyone who likes heavey metal, christian or not. on the FOX ROCK SCALE this album is a 10!!! every song is awesome, some of the guys above dont like the slow songs....how can you be a stryper and not lke first love, and together for ever is awesome too! if you havent alreay, check this out today!!!!!!
From: Salomonkey   (---.host810.sulanet.net) Date: April 16, 2005 at 19:08
Excellent album, very good christian rock n' roll, Michael Sweet is a great singer and the whole band is great too. Every song is excellent even the ballads.
From: hugo sanchez   (---.epm.net.co) Date: September 20, 2006 at 19:36
deberian benir a colombia
From: bernardito   (---.prod-dial.com.mx) Date: August 2, 2007 at 20:55
one of most representative of stryper´s albums for sure and the hard/heavy style it´s unique!! STRYPER RULESSS!!!

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