STRYPER – To Hell With the Devil – Full Album

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This is Stryper’s anthemic third album – in its entirety. Released in 1986 and selling more than a million copies, To Hell With the Devil was the first Christian Metal album in history to achieve Platinum Record status, and has since gone Multi-Platinum. It stood as the bestselling Christian Metal album of all time until it was dethroned in 2001 by P.O.D’s Satellite.

To Hell With the Devil earned a wide variety of praises and accolades. Throughout 1987, both music videos for “Free” and “Honestly” ranked #1 on MTV’s daily list of most requested videos, and “Calling on You” also reached #2. “Honestly” was the most popular single from the record peaking at #23 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart. Later, in the 2001 book, CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music, it was listed at #88. In 2010, HM Magazine ranked To Hell With the Devil #3 on its Top 100 Christian Rock Albums of All Time list.

The original album cover, featuring 4 partially clothed angels throwing the Devil into a fiery pit, stirred fierce controversy in the Christian Music scene. Many Christian Bookstore owners found the artwork to be too provocative to carry on their shelves. So the cover was quickly changed to a boring all-black design with red letters.

Like Soldiers Under Command before it, To Hell With the Devil came at a critical point in history and went on to influence dozens of other up-and-coming Christian bands.

If you’d like to add To Hell With the Devil to your collection, you can purchase the CD, MP3s, Vinyl, and more on this Amazon page.

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Stryper - To Hell With the Devil

Boring alternative album cover to appease the Christian Bookstore owners:
Stryper - To Hell With the Devil

“To Hell With the Devil” SONGS:

1. Abyss (To Hell with the Devil)
2. To Hell with the Devil
3. Calling on You
4. Free
5. Honestly
6. The Way
7. Sing-Along Song
8. Holding On
9. Rockin’ the World
10. All of Me
11. More Than a Man