Kiss - Sonic Boom
This article is from 2009.
Rock Gods swagger in once more
It’s been 11 long years since Kiss’s last studio album. While they are rock gods across the globe only ‘Crazy Crazy Nights’ really broke in the UK, which is a crying shame as they are one of the most electrifying bands the world has ever seen. A concept beyond the mere mortals that make up the band in make-up. Here they go for full-on 70s glam stompers – no pretensions, just rrrrrrrock.
‘Russian Roulette’ in particular powers through with some killer guitar hooks; ‘Stand’ revels in its cheesy rock glory and ‘I’m an Animal’ has a certain swagger. They never truly capture the majesty of classics like ‘Deuce’ or ‘Love Gun’ but they could easily slot in alongside them.