New Kiss?! WTF?!?!

Sonic Boom - KISSAs sure as I’m sitting here, I never thought I’d see the day that I would write about a new Kiss album that isn’t a total rehash of old songs.  But it’s real and it’s coming – the unfortunately titled Sonic Boom is only a month and a half away.  Not only that, the band has released its first new single – “Modern Day Delilah” – since 1999.  There’s nothing official on YouTube yet (and I won’t bother linking to an unofficial version since it’d probably be gone in minutes), but interested parties can hear the song in its entirety on Kissonline.com (a word of warning – the stream is very loud and there is no volume control).

I have to say, while this is not groundbreaking music by any stretch, it’s a lot better than I expected from a group that for the most part hasn’t been musically relevant since I was a teenager.  Paul Stanley’s voice is showing signs of wear, but he’s still giving it his all.  Eric Singer’s drumming is solid and locked into a good groove, while Tommy Thayer turns in a respectable (if a little derivative) guitar solo.

The musical rebirth of Kiss?  Probably not.  But based on this one tune I at least hope the nasty aftertaste of Psycho Circus will be washed away at long last.

8 thoughts on “New Kiss?! WTF?!?!

  1. The Sexy Armpit

    nice post! I guess I was more impressed by it than you though. I think I was actually expecting something more along the lines of Psycho Circus. But let’s face it…when you’re a hardcore lifelong member of the KISS army like I am…you’d buy Paul Stanley singing the ABC’s. I can’t wait for the album!!!

  2. The Sexy Armpit

    nice post! I guess I was more impressed by it than you though. I think I was actually expecting something more along the lines of Psycho Circus. But let’s face it…when you’re a hardcore lifelong member of the KISS army like I am…you’d buy Paul Stanley singing the ABC’s. I can’t wait for the album!!!

  3. clever-title

    I actually though the label was “Vonic Doom,” which sounds like an energy drink on engrish.com

  4. clever-title

    I actually though the label was “Vonic Doom,” which sounds like an energy drink on engrish.com

  5. Chris

    Tell me about it. The baffling thing is that he designed one other Kiss cover and it was much better – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_and_Roll_Over

  6. grayflannelsuit

    Tell me about it. The baffling thing is that he designed one other Kiss cover and it was much better – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_and_Roll_Over

  7. Thom

    The “graphic designer” responsible for that cover should be shot.

  8. Thom

    The “graphic designer” responsible for that cover should be shot.

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