KISS - Sonic Boom

Glam superstars KISS return with a 'Sonic Boom!' It's been more than a decade since KISS' last studio album. Eleven years is a decent chunk of time on most scales - but for KISS fans this has seemed an eternity.

KISS promised that 'Sonic Boom' would be a return to the classic sound of the 70's and to be fair the guys have managed to pull it off.
So are any of the songs on 'Sonic Boom' destined to become KISS classics? Well to be honest I really don't know. 'Sonic Boom' is definitely the strongest album in years; there are no ballads and the vibes in the right place. The Albums sound fits well in the feel of their 70's and early 80's albums but classics, I'm not sure.
All the tracks are great with Gene and Paul alternating vocals with each song. Musically the standards reach the high, but sometimes lyrically I get the feeling that it's a case of KISS by numbers.

If your a fan, even in passing you'll enjoy this album, but I'm not sure you're gonna love it.

The great news is that it's a body of new material, and hopefully 'Sonic Boom' will get the ball rolling and the juices flowing!
I've enjoyed 'Sonic Boom' but I'm looking forward to the next album already!

Rating 8/10

by Barry Gennard

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