Lovers of metal and synth feast your eyes on this bad boy!
DWTD brings to us yet another full length album and lets just say there is something for everybody to enjoy.
'Get Out' will grab you by the balls and captivate your ears with its killer dominating metal guitar work. It is hands down my favorite track off the album.
'Banshee' has a epic adventure video game feel to it. Every genre Dance With The Dead tackles is delivered straight down to the point and it shows on 'Banshee'. With progressive synth,a dash of metal guitar and a electronic beat set as the foundation I honestly thought this track was really good.
'That House' is like that of the previous jam but with a more ghostly dance floor electronic moving and grooving vibe.
'The Awakening' I feel would make for a good sci-fi movie chase scene between a hero and villain seeking victory in their visions for humanity.
'Surrender' begins with dreamy 80's nostalgia inducing synth paired with beautiful operatic vocals and just when things couldn't get any better they do. Half way into things the electric guitar delivers a reminder to all that anything can happen.
'Venom' is my 2nd favorite track of all. DWTD really nails that of Steve Clark's guitar tone spot on with grace in the intro solo. I think the title of this track is well suited beings it starts off with a haunting yet soaring guitar that gives away to a fast paced electronic beat. As the song progresses onward the guitar picks up to match that of the electronica and leans more towards modern day metal.
All the songs I left out I didn't really care for much as I felt they lacked spark compared to the rest of the album. Although B-Sides: Vol. 1 has its ups and downs it is still cool in my opinion. Definately worth checking out.
Kiss traces their roots to Wicked Lester, a New York City-based rock and roll band led by co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. Wicked Lester, with its eclectic mixture of musical styles, never achieved any success. They recorded one album, which was shelved by Epic Records, and played a handful of live shows. Simmons and Stanley, feeling that a new musical direction was needed, abandoned Wicked Lester in 1972 to later form Kiss.