Another so-so album from Germany was my
first thoughts when I got Kissin' Dynamite's fourth album on my
list, BUT damn was I wrong!
'Megalomania' is a barrel of gun powder!
With “Steel of Swabia” (2008), “Addicted to
Metal” (2010) and “Money, Sex & Power” (2012) under
their belt these
south Germans have made a radical transformation and releases something,
which has really grabbed my old spine
and shook it up real good. Their glam
hard rock is blended with some modern
rock n roll spices.
A very diverse album with many strong
hard rock tracks with big hooks and a pleasant blend
of tempos and styles. It has to be a perfect album
to have at a party. Positive and joyful
melodies packed in leather, hairspray
and spandex. Let me guide you through
this shining disc. The first track 'DNA'
is a mega hit track with splash of
techno hard rock style like Rammstein. In
the glam rock song 'Maniac Ball' the
party feelings are gone and a more in a
serious tone, which is more mature and
appealing to me.
The half rap/sleaze rock song
'VIP In Hell' is a light weight track
with stripes from Linkin Park.
'Fireflies' is a surprisingly beautiful
ballad song from Kissin' Dynamite and I
just adore this song! Next song sounds
more in dark and gothic industrial rock,
but still have the sleaze rock surface.
'God In You' is another track on the
album, which has a modern hard rock twist.
This sounds like Rammstein, Marlyn
Manson and Def Leppard in a crazy mix.
'Running Free' is a pure glam rock,
party song that drives me into a
delightful and a happy mood. The most
interesting track is probably 'Legion of
the Legendary', which shows the width that
this album has.
Very groovy drumming, heavy
metal guitars and machine gun vocals.
This sounds like Disturbed and Scorpions
made a song together. The second ballad
on "Megalomania" is 'The Final Dance'
and Hannes Braun manages to handle these
kind of gentle songs as well.
Extra credit to him! Tenth and last
track is 'Ticket To Paradise' which is a
fantastic closing song to a great album.
A given purchase!
No filler tracks this time.
These five German guys have moved their
positions from a tiny opening band to be
an major headliner next summer.
Hannes Braun (Vocals)
Jim Müller (Guitar)
Ande Braun (Guitar)
Steffen Haile (Bass)
Andreas Schnitzer (Drums)