Seriously, after being a paying fan since 1976, this vinyl release is quite a letdown in KI$$ product. We used to get value for the money. Here, no poster, no goodies of any kind. No sticker, no tattoos (okay,I wasn't really expecting THAT!) Even the weight of the vinyl seems somehow light compared to other releases.
Music-wise, this album is superior to Sonic Boom, mainly because the lead guitarist isn't continually lifting pre-played solos from Ace Frehley. The production is pretty-sub-par unfortunately, mainly due to the overt compression where the sound has very little separation from the quiet and the loud. Listen to Animalize, or COTN, both were very loud heavy records, yet there was plenty of breathing room overhead, where you could still turn the volume up without inducing ear-fatigue from this artificial clipping/limiting, etc.
( Note to engineers these days: we have our own volume knobs at home , thankyou very much,we don't need YOU buggering that up anymore.)
I have reviewed the album elsewhere favorably, so I won't go into that here. I WOULD like a remix of this album. Paul, you produced Animalize wonderfully...what happened here....another victim of the loudness wars?