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Artist: KISS

Title: Destroyer

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KISS Destroyer Album Cover

 

Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1976

Label: Casablanca

Catalog Number: 314 532 378-2

Personnel

Paul Stanley rhythm guitar, lead vocals
Gene Simmons bass, lead vocals
Ace Frehley lead guitar
Peter Criss drums

Tracks

1.  Detroit Rock City  5:17
2.  King Of The Night Time World  3:19
3.  God Of Thunder  4:13
4.  Great Expectations  4:24
5.  Flaming Youth  2:59
6.  Sweet Pain  3:20
7.  Shout It Out Loud  2:49
8.  Beth  2:45
9.  Do You Love Me?  4:57
  
Total Running Time:  34:03

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Existing comments about this CD

From: brad140 Date: June 15, 2001 at 1:53
I prefer the LOVE GUN album, but most say this is their best. With KISS, you can't go wrong!

From: Mike G. Date: July 26, 2001 at 7:23
When this album was released, it was one of a kind!! No other KISS album sounded like this!! As a matter of fact, some people hated this album!! But all in all, this is probably one of the most talented KISS albums ever!! Every tune is well written and this album contains some of the classic KISS tunes!! GREAT WORK!!!!!!!!!

From: Rob Date: October 10, 2001 at 11:01
This album made history!

From: SHAG5150 Date: January 3, 2002 at 8:03
I wouldn't call this the definitive KISS album, but it is really good. Although it's not as edgy as the first two albums, it still has class. If the rest of the album had sounded like Detroit Rock City, it could arguably be close to being the BEST KISS album-EVER!!!!!!!!!

From: Curious B Date: February 1, 2002 at 5:56
Arguably the best KISS album, as far as critics are concerned. But KISS fans never cared what the critics have to say. For a band that receives such little air time, the albums give you every reason why they are the Gods of Rock. This is a must for your KISS catalogue. "Detroit Rock City, King of the Night time World, Do you love Me". Excellent!!!!

From: Tony Date: April 10, 2002 at 0:55
The greatest album of all time!! Bow your heads in reverence. To me had it not been for this album 90% of these bands wouldn't even be on here. A masterpiece in every way and to me what rock-n-roll is all about. This album is PERFECT.

From: Desslar Date: April 10, 2002 at 3:15
A strong album, with several immortal songs. I was surprised though by how lightweight some of the songs are, and most of it sounds a bit dated now.

From: CHIRO Date: April 18, 2002 at 1:11
IF YOU ARE READING THIS COMMENTS IS BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T BUY IT YET.........MOVE YOUR ASS RIGHT NOW A INMORTAL RECORD IS WAITING FOR YOU....AND REMENBER IF THE COVER SAYS KISS.....THE SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED

From: Emil Date: May 1, 2002 at 4:29
This was the first KISS album I bought and it was worth every penny. Today I have 3 vinyl copies, 2 CDs and one cassette copy. What can I say, it's their best work. Songs, production, overall feel, packaging. If you don't have it, you need to buy it. Now.

From: Kim Date: July 21, 2002 at 5:18
Was listening to lots of KISS stuff allnight, having LOADS of beer. Some Kiss stuff suck, but damn does this cd rock. Its clearly ahead its time. Released in 1976. The sound is great, and so are the tracks. Did Ace Frehley play all the guitars here or was a helping hand brought in.??? Does anyone know, or is it all rumors.?

From: RichieRocker Date: September 16, 2002 at 21:06
An unbelievable record. An instant classic. Like Kim said "Way ahead of its time" Yes Kim someone did provide a helping hand in the lead guitar dept. for ACE

From: Richard H. Date: September 27, 2002 at 2:19
One of the best albums ever released.

From: iNjEcTtheVeNoM Date: January 28, 2003 at 18:42
a great album and a brave departure for the band at that time.the songs,cover, and bob ezrins atmospheric production made this album the statement for kiss and their image."sweet pain" and 'flaming youth" are the forgotten great songs on this album.i think this album provided the blueprint for most 80's metal bands.

From: Great Dane Date: February 9, 2003 at 13:26
Kiss-Destroyer Van Halen-S/T Thin Lizzy-Live and Dangerous Iron Maiden-number of my Ex (haha) Black Sabbath-Tyr Frank Marino-Juggernaut Y&T-Black Tiger DAD-No fuel....... Pretty Maids-Future World Rainbow-Rising The Sweet-Sweet F.A Cinderella-Long Cold Winter Motley Crue-Dr.Feelgood Lynyrd Skynyrd-1991 Alligator Stew-Alligator Stew If you have the above mentioned cd`s, youre hmmmmmm, well equipped. LOL

From: keebler Date: May 28, 2003 at 0:42
there are some classics on this album like detroit rock city and god of thunder but this has never been one of my fav. by them. i know most fans like this one the most.

From: John Date: October 10, 2003 at 15:37
All the friggin' stars aligned for the band on this one. Crystal clear production and consistently strong songs on EVERY track made this a hella-hit. They were almost like Queen on this album the way they experimented with so many styles. 'God Of Thunder' sums up Gene perfectly. 10/10.

From: Rycheage Date: December 13, 2003 at 11:55
This is KISS at its best. The only other CD that comes close to the sheer power of this is "Revenge" which was billed as "Destroyer" part II. "Detroit Rock City" is awesome as is "King Of The Nighttime World". "Beth" was a throwaway B-side that became huge and "Shout It Out Loud" is still a staple at KISS shows. "God Of Thunder" stands alone for sheer power. A must own for all rock fans.

From: lance1 Date: December 14, 2003 at 1:51
a true classic metal cd you have to have.ace frehley rules.destroyer is so excellent and the cover art is awesome.great tunes like king of the nitetime world and flaming youth are fine examples.if you like metal then this is it.an alltime favorite of mine.all hail the kings of metal-KISS

From: tomcat Date: December 16, 2003 at 3:54
my favorite kiss lp

From: Great Dane Date: December 25, 2003 at 16:32
This is the second best Hard Rock album ever released.

From: sinner Date: February 22, 2004 at 1:08
Slick production, great songs (with the exception of Beth- but i won't argue with the millions) excellent arrangements & Ken Kelly's album art pushed this album & Kiss to the front of the world stage. A definite landmark album that definitely defined the band & all its essence. Without this record Kiss would still have all their greatness intact, but this album only adds to an already rich library!Thank you Kiss for all the highs!- there were so many that the few lows were always forgiveable.

From: IGNACIO Date: May 20, 2004 at 19:54
I CANīT LIVE WITHOUT LISTENING TO THIS ALBUM FROM TIME TO TIME. IT STILL REMINDS ME OF THE MAGIC AROUND THEM WHEN I WAS A KID.ITīS PART OF MY LIFE

From: Big Papa K Date: June 27, 2004 at 0:32
Best album of the 70's era, they finally come up with a consistent set of rockers ("Detroit Rock City" and "God Of Thunder") with their classic ballad ("Beth"). 8/10

From: Big Papa K Date: June 27, 2004 at 0:32
Should say best Kiss album of the 70's era.

From: Camrin Date: July 11, 2004 at 3:43
When this first came out, diehard Kiss fans weren't that receptive. Producer Bob Ezrin took them on a different path on that album - more sonic tricks. Kiss has always been willing to try different things, and it seems they always get slammed in the process always by critics and usually by so-called diehards. Thanks for the past volume of material, Paul & Gene, but aside from your new solo works, do you think you could collaborate again soon? Hungry for more!

From: JACK Date: April 9, 2005 at 4:21
Wow,easily my fave kiss album! God of thunder and flaming youth are heavy metal tracks while shout it out loud is one of the best anthem. The only thing i don't like is the song,beth. What's up with those piano and crap instrument and no guitar? Come on kiss is supposed to be a hard rock and even considered a metal band. Nevetheless it's 70's best metal album along with aerosmith's toys in the attic,black sabbath's paranoid,deep purple's machine head,motorhead's overkill,

From: JACK Date: April 9, 2005 at 4:23
Judas priest's hell bent for leather,ted nugent's cat scratch fever,thin lizzy's jailbreak,led zeppelin's led zeppelin IV,AC/DC's highway to hell,van halen's van halen and rainbow's rising force.

From: Big Mike Date: April 10, 2005 at 20:46
Solid album but overated. detroit rock city is a ripper track. rock and roll over is a stronger release.

From: tc71 Date: February 11, 2007 at 18:52
The "helping hand" that was brought in was none other than Dick Wagner who had done work with a lot of artists, most notably Alice Cooper. I love the album. Flaming Youth is a highly under rated song. I do agree however, that Rock N Roll Over is a stronger album. Raw, savage rock n roll.

From: Put-Put Date: August 10, 2009 at 14:32
Wow ANother Kiss Classic No Band Like Kiss Realese 2Classic Album in One Year Kiss did it from 74-78

From: ghettonation73 Date: November 3, 2009 at 2:58
Best CD from The 70's: Love Gun Best CD from The 80's: Animalize Best CD from The 90's: Revenge

From: spacekay Date: April 19, 2010 at 19:51
The first KISS Album, I ever listened to. Must have been sometime around 1977. I loved the Album - and I still do!!! - and I did not know, at that time, that these guys wearing makeup...!!! It's one of the greatest Rock Albums of all times. I know, that some of you guys are not really satisfied with the production of Destroyer, but - let me ask ya - why else contains Destroyer this mass of KISS-Classics (Detroit Rock City, God Of Thunder, Shout It Out Loud, Do You Love Me, ...). Great songwriting - yes, of course -...but also great production of Bob Ezrin. By the way: I'm a die hard KISS Fan and my favourite Album is KISS Alive! Destroyer is a "must have" for all rock fans...!!! ACE IS GOD...!!!

From: pie75 Date: July 16, 2010 at 9:18
big production from bob ezrin took kiss from a great bad ass rock band into an institution shame ace never played on the album but hey detroit rock city,king of the night time world,god of thunder,beth,shout it out loud and do you love me are all classics

From: edwithmj Date: January 27, 2015 at 18:20
Detroit Rock City is a great opener and has great guitars but unfortunately, the album never lives up to the title track. King of the Night Time World is forgettable filler - I can't stand it. God of Thunder is also overrated, it's so boring. Great Expectations is absolutely dreadful and I can barely finish it; it has terrible vocals and lyrics. The only other song I can remember is Beth which is completely anomalous: it's not a rock song, more like a 60s ballad sung by Criss who does his best crooner impression; I can take it or leave it.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 24, 2017 at 19:58
Cool album with some of the band's hymns in it ....my fave cuts are # 1,2,5,7 & 9....enjoyable stuff...83/100


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