Proof Of Life
Label: Wind-Up Records
As with everything else Stapp has recorded since Creed conquered hard rock in the late '90s, Proof of Life documents the singer's ongoing struggles with sin and salvation, success and failure. For the most part this documentation takes the form of bombastic, post-grunge power balladry showcasing Stapp's roaring vocals. Consequently, this means the bulk of the album's 11 cuts sound as if it could've been recorded in 1999. A notable exception is "Jesus Was A Rockstar," a swaggering, rap-rock-country fusion that poses the question: Since Christ could walk on water, then maybe he was a rockstar?