Reborn (Stryper album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 16, 2005
RecordedBlue Jay Studio, MA, U.S.
GenreChristian metal, nu metal[1]
LabelBig 3
ProducerMichael Sweet, Kenny Lewis
Stryper chronology
7 Weeks: Live in America, 2003
Extended Versions
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars [2]
CCM Magazine[3]
Cross Rhythms9/10 stars[4]
Jesus Freak Hideout3.5/5 stars[1]

Reborn is the ninth release, and sixth album, from the Christian metal band Stryper, and the first full-length album of new material since Against the Law in 1990. Reborn was slated to be a Michael Sweet solo record, but after their reunion tour, Sweet played it for the other members, at which time Oz Fox suggested it should be a Stryper record. So the other members came in and learned their parts from the original demos. Sweet says in his autobiography, Honestly: My Life and Stryper Revealed, that he convinced Big3 Records, which had signed him for a solo release, to make it a Stryper record deal. Thus, Reborn became the first all-original Stryper record in 15 years.

The sound of the album is more contemporary compared to their previous records. It is also heavier and has influences of nu metal.[1] The sound has been cited as more mature than their previous material, "less glam and more filling", according to one reviewer.[3] This is the first album recorded by the band with new bass guitar player Tracy Ferrie. Reborn was released with a variety of cover art, depending on format and region. The alternate US cover art was created for record outlets (such as Christian bookstores) where the original cover art may have been perceived as too disturbing or offensive.

Track listing[]

All tracks written by Michael Sweet, except where noted.

  1. "Open Your Eyes" - 4:02
  2. "Reborn" - 3:27
  3. "When Did I See You Cry" (M. Sweet, David Johnson) - 3:35
  4. "Make You Mine" - 4:01
  5. "Passion" - 3:48
  6. "Live Again" - 3:30
  7. "If I Die" - 3:22
  8. "Wait for You" - 3:43
  9. "Rain" (Paul Heusman, M. Sweet) - 3:45
  10. "10,000 Years" (Public domain, M. Sweet) - 3:15
  11. "I.G.W.T." (M. Sweet, Robert Sweet) - 3:17
Japanese edition bonus tracks[5]
12."More Than a Man" (Live) 
13."Reach Out" (Live) 

"I.G.W.T." is a remake of the band's previous song "In God We Trust" from the album of the same name.


Additional musicians

  • Kenny Lewis - keyboards
  • Peter Vantine - keyboards, orchestration
  • Alan Magnus - additional background vocals


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b c Portell, Paul (August 21, 2005). "Stryper Reborn Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved March 16, 2011.
  2. ^ Theakston, Rob (August 16, 2005). "Reborn - Stryper". AllMusic. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b Rosas, Harold (September 2005). "Reviews / Reborn". CCM Magazine. 28 (3): 51–52. ISSN 1524-7848.
  4. ^ Best, Steve (February 25, 2006). "Stryper - Reborn Review". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  5. ^ "Reborn [Bonus Tracks] - Stryper - Release Info - AllMusic". Retrieved November 7, 2016.
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