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Creatures of the Night
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Depuis quelque temps déjà, Kiss avait entrepris de se diversifier, poussant l'expérience jusque dans ses derniers retranchements sur Music From The Elder, concept-album aux arrangements sophistiqués qui rebutèrent ses fans. Creatures Of The Night remit donc les pendules à l'heure, permettant à Kiss de réaffirmer qu'il était bel et bien l'un des plus grands groupes de hard - et accessoirement le plus spectaculaire. Pourtant, derrière les morceaux d'anthologie, une révolution se préparait : le guitariste Ace Frehley, en proie à de sérieux problèmes d'alcool, céderait bientôt officiellement la place à Vinnie Vincent et, plus grave encore, Kiss laisserait tomber sur Lick It Up les maquillages qui avaient tant contribué à son succès. Dès lors, Kiss ne serait jamais plus comme avant (du moins jusqu'en 1999, avec le retour d'Ace Frehley, du batteur Peter Criss... et des maquillages !). Creatures Of The Night marque incontestablement la fin d'une époque. Considérant le niveau de ses morceaux, il en est donc doublement éclatant. --Hervé SK Guégano
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kiss knew they had to come with a special record that would save the band.meanwhile during the `kiss 10th aniversairy tour`the attendence were so low that they cancelled many concerts of that tour.they decided their next album was going to be their heaviset in order to regain their lost army.
when they were going to produce the album ace frehley decided to leave.in hopes that frehley wouldnt quit they hired 3 guitarists steve farris,vinnie vincent(who would become their guitarist until`84),and bob kulick.the day after the video for `i love it loud`was aired ace annonce he quitted.it was a sad moment, ace was there from the debut and now he left,he was probly the best guitarist they had.
Even if creatures of the night was their heaviest and was one of their best it took a certain time until it reached gold status.what makes the album so good is eric carr`s intense drumming he plays particulary loud on this one,as it sounds like canons!the cover still has frehley on the cover because 1;he was at the edge of leaving (he didnt annouced it)and 2;they didnt want the world to know they had problems with a member again ,they wanted to keep it secret.
After a couple of experimenting album such as `unmasked`the elder` they were focused again and an awesome album was made.Eric Carr`s drumming pushed the band to be heavier and it did.Read more ›
"Creatures Of The Night"-An excellent way to open an album.The lyrics,singing,and guitar work are crunchy,and it is ten times heavier then Black Sabbath's"Iron Man".
"I Love It Loud"-A party song that drives you wild.The best things about this track are Vinnie Vincent's guitar work and Eric Carr's drumming.
"I Still Love You"-One of those cathy heavy metal love songs you love.This track has love and heavy metal written all over it.
"War Machine"-One of the best songs an album has ever ended with.Not only are the lyrics and the guitar work richly executed,it showed the heavy metal side in Bryan Adams(He co-wrote this track.)
"Creatures Of The Night"is a fine KISS album.
The title track is a definite sign that a heavier sound is in the making, with the song having a theme of underdogs by day being winners at night.
"Saints And Sinners" has Gene's demonic voice there, and evidence of Vinnie Vincent's guitar, a different but still great contrast from Ace's trademark licks, and one that would really come into fruition on Lick It Up. Telling off a goody-two shoes woman has never been so great"Kiss my heart bye-bye/and I don't need no one at all."
The loud anthemic braggadocio of a female conquest in "Keep Me Comin'" shows KISS having lost none of its another-notch-on-the-belt 'tude.
Then comes one of two songs written by Gene Simmons, with assistance from Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance(!!) "Rock And Roll Hell" describes the plight of a rocker burned out, trapped by the music game, wanting to scrabble up to #1.
The protagonist in "Danger" seems to be one burning the candle at both ends, grabbing life by the throat, and thundering drums and Vincent's guitarwork mirrors the frantic life: "Oh I wanna know/how far to go/takin' my life in my hands/out on my own/fighting alone/call me the desperate man."
The next three songs were co-written by Vinnie Vincent.Read more ›
It is important to note that there are two versions of Creatures floating around. At one point in 1985, shortly after Asylum, it was reissued with new (non-makeup) cover art with Bruce Kulick on the cover instead of Ace Frehley. Interestingly, neither played on Creatures. The reissue with the non-makeup cover has the songs in a different order and they were remixed to bring down the loudness of the drums. I guess someone decided the album was just too loud and the remix was done. Thankfully, this version is the original mix, finally available again on CD.
And yeah, the drums are loud! They sound fantastic too. They are the cleanest, most powerful, natural and clear drum sounds this side of Led Zeppelin, and Kiss had a lot to be proud of. Just listen to "I Love It Loud". Wow.
Creatures is a stellar album featuring songwriting by Bryan Adams, Mikal Japp and a guy named Vincent Cusano, better known by his stage name Vinnie Vincent. Guitars were by Paul Stanley, Bob Kulick, Vinnie Vincent, Rick Derringer, Steve Ferris, and who-knows-how-many-others. Kiss claim to have lost track due to the process of auditioning and recording at the same time. Eric Carr, who has no songwriting credits this time, played bass on Paul's "I Still Love You".
"Creatures Of The Night" is an amazing fast paced opening, starting off with a barrage of Carr's toms. I think The Elder was a dissapointing way to introduce the new drummer. Creatures overcompensates, and I am sure Carr was very happy.Read more ›
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kiss came charging back with solid hard rock with this release. They had made a great pop and prog rock release , which would have been ok if they had also done hard rock releases... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Michael Dobey
My only fave from their 80's period. Excellent sound especially the drums! Only song I've never cared for is 'I Still Love You'.Published 15 months ago by Entee
Kiss's last Masterpeice and it's also their heaviest album to date. This is an 80's Metal album, no doubt about that with tracks like "I Love It Loud" and "War... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Stephen Bieth
Personnellement, mon meilleur album de Kiss. La voix de Stanley excellente, celle de Simmons, à son meilleur. Read morePublished on Nov. 1 2012 by Sébastien Perron
THIS IS THE BEST KISS ALBUM . THIS A REAL 80'S HEAVY METAL ALBUM WITH NO POP FEELING. THIS IS A REAL GREAT ALBUM TOO. ALL SONGS ARE HEAVY! THE GREATEST DRUMS I'VE EVER HEARD! Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by Vinnie Jackson
After the concept album "MUSIC FROM THE ELDER" which was sort of a failure , Kiss were in need of redemption. Read morePublished on May 6 2004 by L. B. Ivarsson
This is a heavy album. With some lost song's.
Creatures Of The Night:8/10 Heavy title track. This kicks off the heavy drums you hear in the whole album. Read more