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“Destroyer” (remaster) by KISS

Artist: KISS
Title: “Destroyer” (remaster)
Label: Mercury/Universal
Release Date: 7/15/1997
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 9/10

Destroyer is probably one of the most popular of all the KISS albums that has ever been released.. As the immediate follow-up to the juggernaut “Alive”, the larger public suddenly found themselves “KISS Crazy” and this album would prove to be an instant classic. Released in 1976, the original album took advantage of the momentum that was provided by the live album and delivered to their fans a solid record with many of the bands most popular numbers. Starting off with “Detroit Rock City” the group now had a concert opener that rivaled “Deuce”. It remained an opening track for over a dozen years until the band would decide to change things up. Songs such as “King Of The Night Time World” and “God Of Thunder” were instrumental in bringing to life the over the top nature their individual personas had over their fans, while “Flaming Youth” and “Shout It Out Loud” became anthems that everyone would find themselves singing. The coin was flipped with “Beth” as the piano laden ballad was considered a throwaway track yet would become the bands biggest hit.
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