Monster - Kiss
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  • Summary: The 20th studio release for the rock band led by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley was recorded on analog equipment.
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
    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.
  5. 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.
  6. Oct 16, 2012
    60
    Kiss's 20th studio album is a steady if unremarkable outing.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Feb 7, 2013
    10
    O melhor disco de rock de 2012, com riffs matadores, ótimos refrões e solos impecáveis de Tommy Thayer, que deixa a sombra de Ace Frehley e seO melhor disco de rock de 2012, com riffs matadores, ótimos refrões e solos impecáveis de Tommy Thayer, que deixa a sombra de Ace Frehley e se mostra um grande guitarrista. Monster simplesmente consegue mostrar que o Kiss ainda tem Rock N' Roll de sobra para oferecer. Expand
  2. Mar 13, 2013
    10
    An amazing album from start to finish. A mix of Rock N Roll Over and Revenge. My only concern is Paul Stanley's voice. He struggles toAn amazing album from start to finish. A mix of Rock N Roll Over and Revenge. My only concern is Paul Stanley's voice. He struggles to reach the high notes on some of the songs, but there again, he is 60 years old. Best songs on the album:
    Hell or Hallejeah
    Freak
    Long Way Down
    Last Chance
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  3. 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
  4. May 25, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand 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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  5. Jan 15, 2015
    8
    Ok,Sonic Boom é melhor mas Monster 2012,continua mostrando que o Kiss tem muito Rock pra mostrar.
    The Devil Is Me mas uma vez Gene Simmons
    Ok,Sonic Boom é melhor mas Monster 2012,continua mostrando que o Kiss tem muito Rock pra mostrar.
    The Devil Is Me mas uma vez Gene Simmons faz uma péssima música nada contra "Devil" mas a música é um lixo,Wall Of Sound é mais ou menos.
    Mas o restante é excelente.
    Top 5 Monster 2012
    1-Long Way Down
    2-Freak
    3-Eat Your Heart Out
    4-Hell Or Hallelujah
    5-All For The Love Of Rock & Roll
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  6. Mar 13, 2013
    8
    After their previous Sonic Boom, another good album by KISS. It's quite similar to the last one, perhaps more powerful. However the songsAfter their previous Sonic Boom, another good album by KISS. It's quite similar to the last one, perhaps more powerful. However the songs aren't great, just good. Hell Or Hallelujah and Freak are the best tracks, then there are two or three interesting songs (Back To The Stone Age, All For The Love Of Rock 'n' Roll, Right Here Right Now). If you don't expect to hear another Destroyer by KISS, Monster won't let you down. Expand
  7. 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, justReally 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. Expand