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Kissin’ Dynamite: Ecstasy

I love reviewing progressive metal acts and big symphonic blasting multi-player groups. But it is nice once in a while to listen to straight ahead no-frills rock and roll. No codes or concepts or even weird creativity just enough power to light up the roadside club and knock a few back. That’s what I would call Kissin’ Dynamite. Your classic stripped-down rock act giving their all as with the opening track “I’ve Got the Fire.” A stand-up by-the-numbers no big surprises song that hits everything you want while driving home after work. It’s the “I don’t wanna think, I wanna rock” attitude that moves these guys. And I’m a fan after one track.

With “You’re Not Alone” they meld a quasi-Type O Negative vocal with clever harmonies and a great melody that makes you want to listen to more. “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” is solid blues-based song structure executed with the confidence of a group that lives more for the now than for the rehearsal. It’s a super track and I’m bouncing my head with this keyboard. The title track “Ecstasy” is a fast tempo anthem rocker which does a fine job of showcasing the skills of the individual player. The guitar player get to shoot off a nice solo and the drummer is beating those skins till the cows come home.

Mid-album brings “Superhuman” is Bon Jovi influenced story-tale that succeeds to telling the story and setting the stadium seats on fire with a great guitar work and strong backup singing. The heaviest track thus far is “Breaking the Silence” (apt title) a Motorhead hybrid I swear Lemmy (RIP) would have sung if he had more range than a box of cigars. If I had any say I’d say make this one your single. Its fun, hardcore and definitely will convince the doubters that you guys can rock with anyone out there. I’m a believer. Listen to this band and you will believe too!

Track Listing
1. I’ve Got The Fire
2. You’re Not Alone
3. Somebody’s Gotta Do It
4. Ecstasy
5. Still Around
6. Superhuman
7. Placebo
8. Breaking The Silence
9. Waging War
10. One More Time
11. Heart Of Stone
12. Wild Wind
13. No Time To Wonder

Added: July 18th 2018
Reviewer: Mark Antony Rossi
Related Link: Band Website
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Language: english

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