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on September 29, 2008
H.I.T.S. is a refreshing change from the copy-cat 80's metal of Animalize-Crazy Nights, full of great riffs and cinematic lyrics.
This is probably my most listened to KISS album as it was constantly in my Walkman from 1996-1998, when I was being introduced to the world of KISS and always kept me entertained.
The best part about the album is the stories of the songs themselves, that get you very involved. Songs like "Hide Your Heart", "Cadillac Dreams" and the forgotten "King of Hearts" are very visual in their lyrical descriptions and musical tone.
Of course "Forever" is a classic and "Rise To It" pulls no punches in its direct rock n' roll riffs.
Personal favorites include: "Silver Spoon", "King of Hearts" and "Betrayed".
My only criticism of the album is that KISS seems to have gotten lazy on writing lyrics for 15 songs so they added a lot of "Na-Na-Na's" "Hey-Hey's" and "Doo-Doo-Doo's".
Overall the album is fun, rock music that doesn't take itself too seriously and embody's the party-hearty spirit KISS is known for.