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Creatures of the Night
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Japanese SHM-CD pressing. Universal. 2013.
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 ›
Most recent customer reviews
Vinnie Vincent shines. As does Eric Carr with a huge drum sound reminiscent of the mighty John Bonham himself.Published 2 months ago by conan of cimmeria
The best KISS album ever!! To have this on vinyl again makes me feel like a kid!! I love it loud indeed!Published 3 months ago by Billy Theriault
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 20 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 24 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
Creatures Of The Night is heavy, over the top and loud. Very very loud. Hot on the heels of The Elder and Killers, Creatures was a defiant "we're back! Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2009 by LeBrain
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