Kiss

Kiss - Double Platinum (1978/2014)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 11, 2017
Kiss - Double Platinum (1978/2014)

Kiss - Double Platinum
Hard Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 69:22 min | 2.86 GB | Front Cover
Label: Universal Music GmbH | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 1978/2014

Double Platinum is a double-album, 20-track collection that gathers all of Kiss' biggest hits ("Rock and Roll All Nite," "Beth," "Detroit Rock City," "Calling Dr. Love," "Love Gun"), but what makes it an essential retrospective and introduction is that it doesn't overlook key album tracks and concert favorites like "Cold Gin," "Deuce," "Black Diamond," and "She." If "Strutter" was represented by the original version, instead of a pointless 1978 remake – which was recorded only to entice collectors into buying an album of music they already owned – Double Platinum would have been a definitive collection, but as it stands, it's simply a very, very good overview. Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Kiss - Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions (1997/2014) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 10, 2017
Kiss - Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions (1997/2014) [TR24][OF]

Kiss - Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions
Hard Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 60:16 min | 2.43 GB | Front Cover
Label: Mercury Records | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 1997/2014

Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions is the 17th studio album from American rock band Kiss. Originally slated for a 1996 release, it was ultimately not released until 1997. It was the band's final album with lead guitarist Bruce Kulick. The album is a departure from the band's classic hard rock style, in favor of a dark and dense grunge-oriented sound.

Kiss - Gene Simmons (1978/2014) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 10, 2017
Kiss - Gene Simmons (1978/2014) [TR24][OF]

Kiss - Gene Simmons
Hard Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 38:53 min | 1.52 GB | Front Cover
Label: Island Def Jam | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 1978/2014

Gene Simmons is a 1978 solo album by Gene Simmons, the bassist and co-vocalist of the American hard rock band Kiss. It was one of four solo albums released by the members of Kiss on September 18, 1978. The album features choirs and string arrangements as well as incorporating various musical genres including Beatles-inspired pop, 1970s funk, disco, rock and roll and hard rock.

Kiss - Asylum (1985/2014) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 2, 2017
Kiss - Asylum (1985/2014) [TR24][OF]

Kiss - Asylum
Hard Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 39:16 min | 869 MB | Front Cover
Label: Mercury Records | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 1985/2014

Sonically, Kiss retained their revitalized roar throughout Asylum, turning in a tough but supple performance that would have been more impressive if the songs were stronger.

Kiss - Animalize (1984/2014) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 2, 2017
Kiss - Animalize (1984/2014) [TR24][OF]

Kiss - Animalize
Hard Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 36:04 min | 880 MB | Front Cover
Label: Mercury Records | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 1984/2014

Animalize was more successful than the previous Lick It Up, but that's only because its predecessor had accomplished the job of restoring the band's reputation among adolescents. While it followed the same pattern as Lick It Up, most of the songs were second-rate, with the noticeable exception of the smoldering "Heaven's on Fire."

Kiss - Alive III (1993/2014) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 26, 2016
Kiss - Alive III (1993/2014) [TR24][OF]

Kiss - Alive III
Hard Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 72:52 min | 1.71 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Mercury Records | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 1993/2014

Judged against Kiss' previous Alive! albums, Alive III doesn't hold up particularly well. Instead of relying on raw energy and ridiculous but dynamic showmanship, the band plays like the professionals they are, performing a competent set that never catches fire. However, if Alive III is judged against Kiss' late-'80s and early-'90s records, it holds up very well. By cutting away the filler that plagued their studio records, the band is left with a consistently entertaining batch of songs served up with style. It might not be as exciting as the first two Alive albums, but Alive III provides more thrills than most of the group's records of the previous decade. Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Kiss - Music From The Elder (1981/2014) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 25, 2016
Kiss - Music From The Elder (1981/2014) [TR24][OF]

Kiss - Music From The Elder
Hard Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 42:47 min | 964 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Mercury Records | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 1981/2014

Music from "The Elder" is the ninth studio album released by American rock band Kiss.
A substantial departure from their previous output with its epic concept and orchestral elements, album sales were so poor that Kiss did not embark on a supporting tour for the first time in its eight-year history, opting instead to make a handful of promotional appearances.

Kiss - Smashes, Thrashes & Hits (1988/2014) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 22, 2016
Kiss - Smashes, Thrashes & Hits (1988/2014) [TR24][OF]

Kiss - Smashes, Thrashes & Hits
Hard Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 53:07 min | 1.16 GB | Front Cover
Label: Mercury Records | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 1988/2014

Smashes, Thrashes & Hits is a compilation of Kiss's greatest hits from their '80s career. Since there weren't enough chart-toppers from that period to fill an entire album, however, '70s classics from their more theatrical days are also included, such as "Love Gun," "Shout It Out Loud," and "Rock and Roll All Nite." (Peter Criss' power ballad, "Beth," is also featured on the album, but is a re-recorded version with then-drummer Eric Carr on vocals.)

KISS - Lick It Up (1983/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Sept. 15, 2016
KISS - Lick It Up (1983/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

KISS - Lick It Up (1983/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:31 minutes | 970 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Lick It Up is the hard rock band's eleventh studio album. The 1983 record was the first to feature new lead guitarist Vinnie Vincent who replaced Ace Frehley in 1982 during Kiss' 10th Anniversary Tour. Lick It Up produced singles "Lick It Up" which the group continues to perform live today, and "All Hell's Breakin' Loose". The group went out 'unmasked' while promoting the album, leaving behind their trademark face paint, which hadn't been done since the band's early days.
(Kiss) Peter Criss - Peter Criss (1978/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

KISS - Peter Criss (1978/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 34:56 minutes | 782 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Peter Criss was originally released in 1978 and is a solo album by the drummer of KISS. One of four solo albums released by members of the band, it was produced by Vini Poncia, who would go on to produce the KISS albums Dynasty and Unmasked.