Sonic Boom

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The first stu­dio al­bum from Kiss to fea­ture lead gui­tarist Tommy Thayer in his con­tro­ver­sial guise as Ace 2.0, he skil­fully apes the Space­man’s style through­out, as he has man­aged to con­tinue to do ever since. The for­mer Black N’ Blue man, who’d ac­tu­ally joined Kiss in 2003, sprin­kles Say Yeah with an ex­ag­ger­ated vi­brato and pinched har­mon­ics and even steps up to the vo­cal mic for the AC/ DC-ish When Light­ning Strikes; he’s given a freer rein for the solo too. Mod­ern Day Delilah sees Stan­ley back on the mic com­ple­ment­ing a riff that comes straight from the band’s hal­cyon days, while the thump­ing track Rus­sian Roulette evokes I Love It Loud from 1982’s of­fer­ing Crea­tures Of The Night. Not in any way a bad thing. Stand­out track: Say Yeah

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