Often labeled a Stryper clone, but this was far from the truth. Styken neither sounded like Stryper nor did they take their name from Stryper. The band had their original name, "Stryker," copyrighted in the late 70's - long before Stryper was around. This fact alone should quiet the critics who call them a Stryper clone.
Check out http://www.christianmetalmayhem.com/ for a long interview with Stryken drummer Joey Knight.