I’m no expert on the definition of rock genres and generally dislike the industry’s need to categorise music into a seemingly endless list of sub-genres. Kissin Dynamite from southern Germany still get referred to as a glam rock band, whatever that is taken to define these days. “Glam” rock is one of those labels or genres that can be hit or miss with me. Bad glam rock can be very, very bad!! Thankfully “Megalomania” the new album from Kissin Dynamite definitely doesn’t fall into that category! The “power metal” label that I’ve also seen applied to the band might be more appropriate! No matter how you want to label it though, “Megalomania”, which was released by AFM Records on 8th September is a great album, well worth checking out.


“Megalomania” is the fourth album from Kissin Dynamite, following on from “Steel of Swabia” in 2008, “Addicted to Metal” in 2010 and “Money, Sex and Power” from 2012. I’m not that familiar with the band, but their image and sound does seem to have developed over the years; to a point where it probably fits better with my own musical tastes.


There are 10 tracks on the album, including the first single “DNA” for which a video has been released. The majority are fairly fast paced “power” rock tracks, although I must admit that the two slower tracks “Fireflies” and “The Final Dance” would be included amongst my favourites.

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The simple idea behind “NI Rocks Recommends” is to acknowledge and promote some of the great music being submitted to Rock Radio NI. To be honest I’m not really a big fan of “Reviews” expressing positives or negatives which essentially just represent one person’s opinion. With “NI Rocks Recommends”, I'll not be giving marks or ratings or dissecting every aspect of the album; just telling you something about the artist and the album and that I like it!

My musical tastes covers most things from heavy melodic rock (anything too melodic bores me!) to the lower echelons of the metal genre (where it’s not ALL growling and screaming!). The albums that I’ll be recommending are merely those that I would buy myself and which you’ll be hearing played on my shows on Rock Radio NI.

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