This album received A LOT of bad press when it came out - mainly from the fans. It was a radical departure from the Kiss of old, but with Bob Ezrin back in the Producer's chair, they made a great album. "The Oath" with it's great guitar intro, "Just a Boy" with its baroque intro, and "Only You" are some of the stand out songson the album. Eric Carr turns out some great drumming on this album, while Ace turns out some great work on "Escape From the Island" and his solo on "A World Without Heroes". It's worh adding to your collection. To quote Rolling Stone's review: "Kiss thinks with the heart and not the ..." on this album."