KISS Carnival of Souls - The Final Sessions

Carnival of Souls - The Final Sessions
21% OFF
Rating 3.9
134 ratings
List Price: $7.98
Your Price: $6.27
You Save: $1.71 (21% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Item:  POSM 536323

Products with a similar style:

Related products:

CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: UMVD Special Markets

Description by OLDIES.com:

In what proved to be a very, very heavy metal sounding album for KISS, Carnival of Souls was an "unmasked" recording done in the late - '90s by mastermind Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley - and without distanced regulars Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. Supporting the two original members were guitarist Bruce Kulick and drummer Eric Singer. However, for what may have appeared to be "the end," a concert schedule that was in the making saw both the feuding Frehley and Criss reunite several months later for one of the most memorable touring events of that year.

This album didn't show the band's age; it showed their wisdom. KISS has always been creative and often experimental and this made for a compelling release. The sound worked as it fused the sounds of other metal influences with what Seattle had introduced and yielded strongly defined playing and vocals by the quartet, with Paul Stanley taking most of those lead vocal parts. The members of the KISS Army are fanatical, and we are pleased to offer this heavy gem to you at a lip-smacking price - proving that KISS didn't need their makeup to deliver the goods for their musical carnival this time around!

Tracks:

  • 1.Hate
  • Buy for $0.992.Rain
  • Buy for $0.993.Master & Slave
  • 4.Childhood's End
  • 5.I Will Be There
  • Buy for $0.996.Jungle
  • Buy for $0.997.In My Head
  • Buy for $0.998.It Never Goes Away
  • Buy for $0.699.Seduction Of The Innocent
  • Buy for $0.9910.I Confess
  • Buy for $0.9911.In The Mirror
  • Buy for $0.9912.I Walk Alone

Product Description:

Kiss: Paul Stanley, Bruce Kulick (vocals, guitar); Gene Simmons (vocals, bass); Eric Singer (drums).
Producers: Toby Wright, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley.
Recorded at Music Grinder Studios, Hollywood, California.
Kiss: Eric Singer, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Bruce Kulick.
Personnel: Paul Stanley, Bruce Kulick (vocals, guitar); Gene Simmons (vocals); Eric Singer (drums).
Audio Mixer: Toby Wright.
Recording information: Music Grinder Studios, Hollywood, CA (11/1995-02/1996).
Photographer: William Hames.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Paul Stanley; Gene Simmons.
CARNIVAL OF SOULS is the last studio recording with Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer before the return of original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.
Despite a 1996 press conference on the U.S.S. Intrepid that announced Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer were on a "paid temporary vacation," the two were dismissed months later after a reunion tour of the original make-up clad members proved wildly successful. As the sub-heading states, CARNIVAL OF SOULS is the last recorded efforts of Kulick and Singer with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. Drawing on music trends started as far back as the lean times of the '80s, CARNIVAL finds Kiss putting together a sound that draws from the dirge of Alice In Chains and the crunch of old-school Metallica.
Much more somber than prior Kiss albums, nihilism runs rampant on songs such as "Hate" and "I Walk Alone." The mid-paced tempos of "Childhood's End" and "I Will Be There" inject some variety into a mix that includes Middle Eastern guitar phrasing in "Seduction Of The Innocent." In addition to Kulick flexing his instrumental muscles, two songs he co-wrote, "In The Mirror" and "I Walk Alone," feature lead vocals by him for the first and what turned out to be the last time on a Kiss album.

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 3.9
Based on 134 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products:

Genre:
Music Categories:
Email Icon
Get Email Alerts for KISS

Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 95,774
  • UPC: 731453632325
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

Rock & Pop: Hard Rock Music Categories:

Top ranking titles in the Pop / Rock genre:


To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday - Friday: 7am-10pm, Saturday: 9am-9pm, Sunday: 10am-8pm (Eastern Time)