CD review KISSIN' DYNAMITE “Goodbye Generation – Dynamite Nights”

(8/10) Not only that the summer period is the time of the year that’s filled with festivals and open airs, it also feels like quite some bands releasing live albums as we speak.

Swabian power outfit Kissin’ Dynamite is one of them, having their first live album in the starting blocks. The Youngsters, even though they are in the meantime in their mid 20’s, can look back on a longer history in metal. These guys started as kids and I guess that nobody could see the rise of Kissin’ Dynamite, maybe with one exception. German metal dinosaur Udo Dirkschneider supported the band already at an early stage, what at least brought a bit more media attention to their first records than usual.

Kissin’ Dynamite is around since ten years and what’s more logical than celebrating this anniversary with a live show, preferably in a home game environment. This show took place beginning of December last year when the quintet played a show at the sold-out LKA Longhorn in Stuttgart. It goes without saying that this gig became a euphoric metal show with fans getting wild and crazy. Playing this concert was more a metal party than just a show – a real anniversary party.

Kissin’ Dynamite can draw on a rich amount of songs, being released on five longplayers and spread out over the last decade. The setlist covered all these phases with the unfortunate fact that the focus was on the latest longplayers. Not that these records contain bad songs. “Hashtag Your Life” and “She’s a Killer’ are well-crafted melodic metal songs that were celebrated by an excited crowd. However, for me the first two longplayers feature the best stuff the band wrote and fortunately at least Priest-inspired metal hymns like “Made in Swabia” made it one the setlist.

All in all we can conclude that “Goodbye Generation – Dynamite Nights” is a good live album (also be released as DVD/BluRay) showcasing a young and hungry band with fans sharing the same passion. It also comes with an excellent sound and the fact that you get 25 songs means quantity and quality - all in one.

"Stuttgart. Es war ein wunderschöner Abend..."

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Intro
  2. Goodbye Generation
  3. Money, Sex & Power
  4. DNA
  5. Highlight Zone
  6. Running Free
  7. Love Me Hate Me
  8. If Clocks Were Running Backwards
  9. She’s a Killer
  10. Deadly
  11. She Came She Saw
  12. Somebody to Hate
  13. Operation Supernova
  14. Only the Good Die Young
  15. Out in the Rain
  16. Against the World
  17. Masterpiece
  18. Supersonic Killer
  19. Sex is War
  20. Hashtag Your Life
  21. Steel of Swabia
  22. Ticket to Paradise
  23. Six Feet Under
  24. I Will Be King
  25. Flying Colours

 

Label: AFM Records

Genre: Heavy Metal

Release Date EU: July 14th, 2017

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