Of KISS' many studio records, their second release, Hotter than Hell is one of the worst selling. It is also among their best. It is grainy, early metal with a real harsh edge that would fit well with any rock collection.
Standout tracks include the mournful Goin' Blind, Coming Home (a gem, forgotten for a long time), Let Me Go Rock & Roll (a staple of the live show for years) and the heavy Watchin' You. The finest track though must be Parasite, written by lead guitarist Ace Frehley. The riff is a head-bangers, nightmare, fast and furious enough to cause wiplash and unrelenting, it sums up the album in one song: Heavy, dark, dripping with attitude, superb and unfortunately criminally overlooked.
Die hard KISS fans should already own it but for anyone looking to get into the band then Hotter than Hell is a good place to start.