Title: “Modern Day Delilah” (Single)
Label: KISS Records/Universal Music
Release Date: 8/19/2009
Genre: Hard Rock
Though it seems like we have a few more months before we get the full new album by the legendary KISS, we’ve got the first single from the upcoming “Sonic Boom” album with “Modern Day Delilah”. This will mark the first time its out on paper that the lineup is Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer in terms of band roster and it comes to us care of KISS Records which is under the Universal Music label. Here’s some quick thoughts on the tune to whet your appetite.
For starters this is a Paul Stanley vocally led track but during the chorus one can hear bassist Gene Simmons with some growling prominence. Based on the introductory guitar riff that plays throughout the tune I couldn’t compare it to any of the bands legacy tracks but it does flow nicely. Paul has some vocal flourishes but there are no soaring lines like that of the past and let’s face it he isn’t a spring chicken anymore so that stuff doesn’t come as easy. The riff works with his voice of the now and that is all that matters. There is a fine lead guitar break by Thayer and some tasty quick fills by drummer Singer. I liked but didn’t love the tune and feel like many KISS numbers this might be much better in the live sense than on record and that’s fine by me. As an almost lifelong KISS fan I am interested in seeing where the masked men go from here and look forward to the full “Sonic Boom” album coming in October.
1. Modern Day Delilah
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