BJ: I think Dynasty is a strong album, I like every song except Dirty’ Livin. My favorite song on the album is Sure Know Something but Ace brought his A game, all three of his contributions are great. Gene only contributes two songs but they are both decent. I don’t have a problem with I Was Made For Lovin’ You or the production on the record. Side Two of Dynasty is actually damn good all the way through. As for Sonic Boom, I don’t like it very much. My favorite song on the record is the song Paul wrote but Eric sings, All For The Glory. Some of the other songs are okay but they lack that spark. This was an easy choice for me, Dynasty all the way. Winner: Dynasty
AAron: Dynasty Vs. Sonic Boom? Both great albums. Very hard to choose. The Ace tunes on Dynasty puts it over the top for me. Winner: Dynasty
Rich: While this battle is a hands down, no questions asked easy decision for me, my choice here may surprise my fellow Decibel Geek judges. Dynasty, Dynastyand Dynastyall the way! While the band has been lambasted for I Was Made For Lovin’ You, it’s not that bad of a song and sounds great live (check out Alive III) and while it’s certainly not the highest on my KISSlist, I love the rest of the record. I bought it at a garage sale for $0.50 when I was a kid and spun it often in my basement. With great tracks like Peter’s Dirty Livin’, Paul’s Magic Touch, Ace’s Hard Times and Save Your Love, Gene’s X-Ray Eyes and one of my all time favourite KISS songs Charisma. Dynasty is overall a fun record and an enjoyable listen. Sonic Boom however came home with me and received one listen before being shelved. While this CD was being heralded as a return to the Revenge era sound and Modern Day Delilah hit the radio airwaves, I just didn’t hear it and I believed (until Monster) that my band had had its day (a long one at that) and should just pack it in.