MetalBite Review by JD on 5/30/2012
Back in the day, when everyone was into LA Guns
and Faster Pussycat
, I was a balls-to-the-wall thrasher into Slayer
. Now that I am older, I have more respect for the ‘Hair Spray’ metal movement - and listen to some, but still love the whole Thrash/Doom/Speed metal. Now in 2012, I think I have found the band that just might have made me more into that scene if they were back then... and their name is Kissin’ Dynamite
German born and made from the love of all of the decadent Hair Metal goodness of the 80's, they seem to have created the sound, and then kicked it into the modern age with a jolt. Sounding like a paring of Guns‘n’Roses
and Motley Crue
with old school metal played by experienced and hungry musicians... they take the feel of that whole scene and make it truly Headbanger friendly as it is as heavy as it is sleazy. No politicaly angled lyrics here, just party-time rock played at its trashy best.
Starting the album off is the party anthem title track, a booze soaked ode to the Crue with some Nitro added in for kick. A song that makes you want to headbang like mad while you sing along. Other notable tracks are the trashy and boogie blues of 'Sex Is War' to the surprising power ballad 'Club 27' dedicated to all of those rockers that have left us too early. All of these songs from start to finish has been crafted to be down and dirty, cock strutting boisterous Rock and Roll at its over-the-top decadent best.
The Hair Metal scene could have used Kissin’ Dynamite
to bring in the true metallers to the fold back in the day as these guys rock hard and yet have so much talent to spare as well. I loved every minute of this album, and I can actually say that they have made the 80's better, now that they have injected some power into it. Buy a case of beer, invite every one over to party and play this album full blast- the party will just take care of its self after that.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 9.2 out of 10