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Rated 5 out of 5 by Erikfromvistarecords Return to classic form
Revenge saw KISS return to an attitude that they hadn't shown on album since their first three studio albums. While the musical style was updated to the early 90's, the sound was unmistakably pure KISS. Songs like, "Unholy," "Heart of Chrome," "Thou Shalt Not," and, "Domino," really captured the spirit of classic KISS and fetured some fantastic riffs and vocal melodies. The audio production was fantastic as well, as producer Bob Ezrin brought to KISS a raw, but still somewhat polished sound (it's not as contradictory as that sounds).
The band's performances were among the best in the band's history. New drummer Eric Singer brought with him a solid sense of groove not heard on any previous KISS albums, and guitar player Bruce Kulick got back in touch with his bluesy lead guitar roots. As for Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, they were both in top form on the album both as songwriters and as singers.
Revenge holds up better than just about any of KISS' 80's albums. It's well worth picking up if you don't already have it.
Rated 4 out of 5 by TrustMyReviews01 Back to Hard Rock
This album was a surprise. After several poor records (Asylum and Crazy Nights), KISS went back to creating a hard rock album. Following the path they took in the early '80s, they contacted Vinnie Vincent to assist with the writing. Vinnie co-wrote songs on KISS' comeback albums (Creates of the Night and Lick It Up.) Overall, Revenge is one of KISS' better albums.