On October 9th Kiss released a new album entitled “Monster.” With tracks like “The Devil is Me,” and “Hell or Hallelujah,” or even “Back to the Stone Age,” Kiss is doing exactly that; they’re going back to the Stone Age of Rock and Roll. Like many new recent releases from a classic band, they often try to reinvent their sound and make sure you’re okay with it, and we’re rarely on board with it. But what Kiss is doing here is showing us that they can still have fun and they’re at peace with the lovable trashy rock that made them the rock stars they once were.
Their songs are powerful, fun and easy to get into without having to dedicate yourself to Kiss and their history. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s really good or anything like that, but it’s not annoying. Kiss could have “rediscovered” their sound, but instead, almost making fun of themselves, they put out an album with the authentic Kiss trashiness. That sounds harsh but you can tell they know what they are and everyone loves them for it.
I’ll never listen to this album again for the same reason I won’t listen to any Kiss album ever. But thats the glory of it. If McDonalds suddenly decided to reinvent the Big Mac I don’t think anyone would be impressed.