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Kissin Dynamite
Addicted To Metal
April 2010
Released: 2010, EMI
Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: Thorsten Zwingelberg

They look it, they breathe it, they live it and they obviously feel and celebrate it: their addiction to Heavy Metal. The five Swabian youngsters put fuel to the fire with the follow-up to their startling 2008 debut STEEL OF SWABIA. With living legend Udo Dirkschneider at their side for the title track, they put the pedal to the metal right away. Still, while the opener sounds somewhat banal, “Run for Your Life” and “Supersonic Killer” make it plain that Kissin Dynamite are ready to explode.

Considering that they still deliver a mixture of Melodic Power Metal (Hammerfall, Helloween, Edguy) and down to earth Hard Rock (Shakra, Pretty Maids, Bonfire), it can surprise that the band pimped Damn Yankees finest “High Enough” and put some more metal in Ted Nugent’s smash hit that used to receive MTV airplay back in the day.

“Hysteria” is a great Hard Rock song, “In the name of the Iron Fist” reminds me of the likes of Grave Digger, Judas Priest or Twisted Tower Dire and “Love me hate me” simply roooocccckkksss. Great tunes all the way. And you even get a romantic ballad to impress your girlfriend (“Why can’t you hear me”).

Kissin Dynamite provide another 10 ton bomb that is highly explosive and I will be damned if this Swabian metal militia won’t earn themselves some reputation. ADDICTED TO METAL is certainly a fine piece of metal that you wouldn’t want to miss!
Track Listing

01. Addicted To Metal (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
02. Run for Your Life
03. Supersonic Killer
04. High Enough
05. Love me hate me
06. Hysteria
07. All against all
08. In the name of the Iron Fist
09. Assassins of Love
10. Why can't you hear me
11. we want more
12. Metal Nation
(Total Running Time: 50:51)


Johannes Braun – Vocals
Ande Braun – Guitar
Andreas Schnitzer – Drums
Jim Müller – Guitar
Steffen Haile – Bass

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Kissin Dynamite
Addicted To Metal
November 2010
Released: 2010, AFM
Rating: 3.0/5
Reviewer: Celtic Bob

Like Airbourne before them, Kissin’ Dynamite appear at first glance to be more of the same bare bones, no nonsense Hard Rock. That is where the similarities end. Airbourne are more Hard Rock while Kissin’ Dynamite are more Power Metal.

The title track on ADDICTED TO METAL features Udo Dirkscneider (U.D.O./ex-Accept) lending a hand. This is by far the best track on the album. The vast majority of the album has way too much of a Power Metal influence to it. If they had stuck to one particular genre it would have made for a more enjoyable listening experience. Apart from the title track the only other standout is a cover song of the Damn Yankees’ “High Enough” which they do quite well on it. But as with most cover versions, the original is usually the best.

A solid first effort. It will be interesting to see where the next album takes them. Will it be more Hard Rock or will they go full on Power Metal? Only time will tell.
Track Listing



Johannes Braun - Vocals
Andre Braun - Guitar
Jim Müller - Guitar
Steffen Haile - Bass
Andreas Schnitzer - Drums



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