Out July 14
It’s difficult believe the ‘kids’ from Kissin’ Dynamite have been blasting out balls-to-the-wall hard rock for a decade but this rammed live set represents the very best of a band that should be jostling for position with Airbourne et al.
Sure 2014’s Megalomania threatened to undo all the hard work following 2010’s memorable Addicted To Metal and fabulously sleazy follow-up Money, Sex And Power but last year’s Generation Goodbye was a topical return to form.
Turn up the volume on Generation Goodbye: Dynamite Nights and it’s easy to imagine Kissing’ Dynamite laying waste to clubs – and bigger venues – across the UK. But, almost bizarrely, breaking the British market hasn’t happened yet.
Imagine Reckless Love’s energy fused with Myles Kennedy’s passionate vocals and the odd nod to Teutonic heavyweights Halloween and Accept for good measure: it’s a match made in metal heaven and yet Johannes Braun and co. are yet to make an impact outside of their home country.
Then again, if Germany promises nights like this then it’s likely Kissing’ Dynamite are happy to stay put. A frenzied crowd singing every word proves home is where the heart is where this brilliant band is concerned – the all-consuming highlights come thick and fast.
If Clocks Were Running Backwards (it still sounds uncannily like a rock version of Seal’s Kiss From A Rose) comes to life in the live arena with Braun in full-on Kennedy mode. Hashtag Your Life is a simple yet effective 21st century anthem and Ticket To Paradise must have resonated with every fan fortunate enough to be a part of Kissin’ Dynamite’s full throttle live show.
If this is simply the end of the beginning for a brilliant young band then that’s cause for celebration. But it’s a big if.