"Memorable hooks abound and no opportunity for an anthemic chorus is ignored": Kissin' Dynamite light the fuse on Back With A Bang

Pucker up for an explosive eighth album from German 80s-friendly rockers Kissin' Dynamite

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Why's it taken eight albums for German rockers Kissin’ Dynamite to come up with this title? It seems like a bit of a no-brainer, really. 

Aptly enough, the opening title track does exactly what its title says, and surely presents plenty of pyrotechnic potential for the stage show. As a kick-off detonation it couldn’t do a better job, setting the scene for what the band does so well - delivering 80s-style hard rock designed to bother stadia the world over.

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From My Monster and the nostalgia-fuelled Raise Your Glass to The Devil Is A Woman and When The Lights Go Out, memorable hooks abound and no opportunity for an anthemic chorus is ignored. 

And just for a bit of variety, closer Not A Wise Man finds the band breaking out the acoustic guitars for a bit of a romantic singalong. Strike a match and light that fuse.

Essi Berelian

Whether it’s magazines, books or online, Essi has been writing about rock ’n’ metal for around thirty years. He has been reviews editor for Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, rock reviews editor for lads mag Front and worked for Kerrang!. He has also written the Rough Guide to Heavy Metal and contributed to the Rough Guide to Rock and Rough Guide Book of Playlists, and the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (13th edition). Most fun interview? Tenacious D – Jack Black and Kyle Gass – for The Pick of Destiny movie book. An avid record/CD/tape collector, he’s amassed more music than he could ever possibly listen to, which annoys his wife no end.