Monster - Kiss
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Nov 7, 2012
    80
    It's not quite Destroyer good, but then again, it's not quite Animalize bad either. [13 Oct 2012, p.53]
  2. Nov 7, 2012
    80
    It's not quite Destroyer good, but then again, it's not quite Animalize bad either. [13 Oct 2012, p.53]
  3. Oct 16, 2012
    75
    KISS' new album, Monster, is a fantastic dog: Protective, loyal, fun to be around but ferocious when it needs to be.
  4. Oct 16, 2012
    67
    That Simmons and Stanley put this much passion and knuckle-dragging fun into Monster makes the disc's sporadic warts just part of the appeal.
  5. Oct 19, 2012
    60
    Like ZZ Top and Rush before them, Kiss seem to have finally rediscovered (after their stodgy 2010 comeback album, Sonic Boom) what made them so great in the first place.
  6. Oct 19, 2012
    60
    Kiss' 20th LP draws from their bottomlessly shallow cesspool of comfortably dumb cowbell-glam wham-bam – with stewardess sex, married groupies and "The Devil Is Me," where Gene Simmons lowtalks like the smoothest used-car salesman in hell.
  7. Oct 16, 2012
    60
    Kiss's 20th studio album is a steady if unremarkable outing.
  8. Oct 16, 2012
    60
    With Monster, Kiss hit the mark best when rewriting the sound they developed as youngsters and when they keep it simple, predictable, and fun.
  9. 50
    KISS may have set out to sound like their old selves on Monster, but they strayed from the pop sensibility that made them great.
  10. Oct 25, 2012
    40
    Although the album barely brings its head above the water-line marked "passable", it's still too slick, too unified and too perfectly structured to convince you that apart from the vocals of Stanley and Simmons, the rest of the album is nothing more than a hodge-podge of contributions from various pony-tailed musos from somewhere sunny.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jan 26, 2013
    1
    Really awful. I love KISS, but this is just plain terrible, sorry to say. When did they forget how to write songs? No melodies, just headache-inducing noise. They should take a listen to their old stuff, try to find some fresh inspiration. Full Review »
  2. Sep 20, 2013
    10
    i love this album its very good very msm porque ele otimo muito bom mesmo ele o melhor do kiss monster muito boom kiss army argentina brasil eua ee
  3. May 25, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Sonic Boom Tem Apenas 3 Grandes Músicas Monster Tem 10.
    As Músicas Ruins De Monster São Apenas Duas Wall Of Sound E The Devil Is Me.
    Freak,Back To The Stone Age,Long Way Down,Eat Your Heart Out,Outta This World,All For The Love Of Rock And Roll E Take Me Down Below São Os Pontos Altos Quase Todas Pois "Monster" Excelente
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