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overated or their greatest? you decide .. 3.5 stars
on 15 December 2008
In hindsight this was the beginning of the end for this line up,session men,substance abuse neutering talent,arrogance over sense,granted there are some great hard rock tunes(Detroit Rock City/Shout It Out Loud/God Of Thunder plus an unheralded classic in King Of The Night Time World) but its strangled by an over produced sound,(take Flamin Youth' as an example,who needs that cantilope?,or 'Do You Love Me',with a less over produced sound it would have had that perfect sleazy rock n roll tone that would have complimented the lyrics perfectly).The adulation that pours forth for this album never fails to amaze me,and the same people usually slag the elder which was musically superior.kiss over stretched themselves and ego's were damaged for ever(weren't they peter?).However its the one the masses know thanks to the excellent 'Beth',fluke hit or not',it sent this disc flying up the charts, Thankfully they went back to basics for the next disc.
Kiss destroyer resurrected ... tried to edit that review,amazon has lumped it in with this and wont allow another review!
the remix is superb,Peter Criss has never sounded better,any debate as to wether he was a good drummer or not,stops here, whatever happened later,its well documented but he's on top form here.
Only 1 bonus track 'Sweet Pain'' with Dick Wagoner's solo rather than Ace's.
Booklet is pretty good ,decent liner notes but ultimately its the the remix thats the star here brings to the fore the performance,which i've always felt was held back in the original release. 5 stars for this edition.
Wether its enough to make you spen hard earned cash buying again, well thats your decision, i did and dont regret it at all... Enjoy.