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'Limping as I do, I'm Watchin' You!'
on 22 June 2006
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.