• 7.5/10
    MICHAEL SWEET - Ten - 7.5/10


Rat Pak Records
Release date: October 11, 2019

User Review
7.5/10 (1 vote)

Ten is, appropriately enough, the tenth studio solo album from Stryper frontman Michael Sweet. Ten also includes a host of impressive guest contributors, on almost every track. The guest/tracklist is as follows:

  1. Better Part of Me (featuring Jeff Loomis of Arch Enemy)
  2. Lay It Down (featuring Marzi Montazeri)
  3. Forget, Forgive (featuring Howie Simon)
  4. Now Or Never (featuring Gus G of Firewind)
  5. Ten featuring (Rich Ward of Fozzy)
  6. Shine (featuring Ethan Brosh)
  7. Let It Be Love
  8. Never Alone (featuring Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake)
  9. When Love Is Hated (featuring Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake)
  10. Ricochet (featuring Tracii Guns of L.A. Guns)
    Bonus Tracks:
  11. With You Till The End (featuring Mike Kerr and Ian Raposa from Firstbourne)
  12. Son Of Man (featuring Todd La Torre of Queensrÿche and Andy James)

Sweet is in fine form, with the majority of the tracks being very strong, with overtly Christian themes in the lyrics, and the guest artists add quite a bit of flair. Sweet himself is a very capable guitarist as well, and there is no lack of riffs and leads on Ten. Bottom line: Michael Sweet fans, Stryper fans, and Hard Rock/Melodic Rock fans will want to check this out.


  • Stevie Shred

    Stevie was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio. He is currently the lead guitarist for Melodic Rock band Red Reign, based in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Red Reign toured with Tesla in 2017, and shared the stage with Dokken, FireHouse, Lita Ford, Kix, Quiet Riot, and others at various dates around the US in 2018. Stevie heard his first KISS record at the age of 6 and was immediately hooked on Rock and Roll guitar. Over the course of years his tastes evolved, graduating from KISS to Ozzy and Van Halen; and then into Hair Metal. Over time, harder and faster music drew him. Bands like Metallica, Pantera, and Anthrax led the way, and Killswitch Engage took him over the top. Stevie has a deep passion for the guitar, not only playing them, but building them as well.

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