MojoPaul Stanley and Gene Simmons have knuckled down alongside relative newbies Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer to make a half-decent rock'n'roll record. [Nov 2009, p.90]
Q MagazineThey may still want to party every night, but it would take a Kiss Kasket full of Viagra to animate this limp cock rock. [Dec 2009, p. 116]
Aug 16, 2010Yeah ... say what you want. But who would you rather be? You or GENE SIMMONS?
Even being Peter Criss is better than being you. After allYeah ... say what you want. But who would you rather be? You or GENE SIMMONS?
Even being Peter Criss is better than being you. After all these years THEY ROCK!… Expand
Nov 11, 2014This álbum is great R U Nuts? I can't possibly thing a 2009 Kiss álbum sounding any better than this, they also included a re-recordedThis álbum is great R U Nuts? I can't possibly thing a 2009 Kiss álbum sounding any better than this, they also included a re-recorded classics álbum that sound even better than the originals on a loud, modern system. Pure gold!… Expand
Jan 15, 2015I'm An Animal. É a única ruim do disco na verdade ela é péssima,mas ainda bem que só é ela que ruim então claro que uma música não comprometeI'm An Animal. É a única ruim do disco na verdade ela é péssima,mas ainda bem que só é ela que ruim então claro que uma música não compromete o álbum inteiro.
Agora vamos parar de falar da parte ruim,e vamos falar da boa bem, o resto,as 10 músicas são a parte boa,Excelente Álbum!!!,Kiss ressurge depois de 11 anos com um novo álbum Sonic Boom o primeiro desde Psycho Circus 1998,e chega com tudo.
Top 5 Sonic Boom 2009
3-Modern Day Delilah
4-All For The Glory
5-Never Enough… Expand
Apr 4, 2016................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................A Great album… Expand
Oct 18, 2012Honestly I admit that I expected something worse from Sonic Boom. Usually bands which haven't released anything for years and decide to tryHonestly I admit that I expected something worse from Sonic Boom. Usually bands which haven't released anything for years and decide to try again can't go back to the "golden years" (Guns N Roses, Van Halen), but this album is very good. Songs like Modern Day Delilah and Say Yeah are exactly what I want from KISS.… Expand
Mar 4, 2014I refused to believe in the hype. I knew this wasn't going to be the "best KISS album in 30 years", however the promise of an happy bandI refused to believe in the hype. I knew this wasn't going to be the "best KISS album in 30 years", however the promise of an happy band coming off a tour and into the studio excited me. I thought Paul producing was a plus. I thought this one would be a solid to good KISS album and would have been thrilled with that. But like a lot of Gene's & KISS' pronouncements of recent years (New costumes? New Stageshow? Neither looks too new to me fellas) it promises much, but under delivers. I've listened to this album in the car, in the shower, at home, on my iPod thingy, on my PC, loud and soft, to work, from work, long drives and short, in order and random, but it's just not there. Sigh. Look, I didn't get Live to Win either with it's sugary production, soft guitars and saccharine lyrics. It was so sweet and girly it made my teeth hurt, but in retrospect it does show where Paul is at as a producer and artist. So maybe it's me then, maybe I was expecting too much, maybe I've moved on, listening to Metallica and Motorhead and Motley Crue and Tesla and Iron Maiden, listening to these bands of my younger years that have progressed and grown whilst still staying heavy, which it seems KISS haven't on Sonic Boom. Or maybe in trying to capture that 70's sound, they've missed and captured "old".
So, on to Sonic Boom. Well it's all a bit... meh really. Sort of like Psycho Circus with the killer opening track that promises so much (Modern Day Delilah and Psycho Circus respectively) but has nothing really to follow it up. Bass sounds magnificent..magnificent i say!, but the guitars.... where are the damn guitars? Some guitars would have been nice. Song wise, this is probably Gene's best material since Creatures of the Night, but killer Paul songs (like the guitars) are absent from the proceedings. If you took the best parts of this, Psycho Circus, A$$hole and Live to Win, you'd have one great KISS album, but Sonic Boom on its own? One, MAYBE two songs you could picture them playing live but that's it, the rest is pretty much filler. Snore.
I always believed KISS had one more killer album in them, but this sure ain't it. 10/10? Nah, it's middle of the road, it's not good, it's not bad, it's Asylum not Creatures of the Night, it's Unmasked, not Destroyer, it's Music From The Elder, not Revenge. It's not a terrible album, its just... meh. . 5/10. Maybe next time hey?
Oh and "Danger you, Danger me, Danger us"? Are you kidding with that or what?… Expand
Jun 9, 2011This album was hyped (by the band itself) as being the best album they have done in the last 30 years. In my opinion this is, by far, theThis album was hyped (by the band itself) as being the best album they have done in the last 30 years. In my opinion this is, by far, the worst album in their entire catalog. I rarely write a negative review but this one is so bad I think it's warranted.… Expand
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