2016 release from AFM Records GmbH.
Hannes Braun – Vocals. Ande Braun – Guitars. Jim Müller – Guitars. Steffen Haile – Bass. Andi Schnitzer – Drums.
Artist location: Germany.
4.5 out of 5 stars rating.
Reviewed by David.
- Generation Goodbye.
- Hashtag Your Life.
- If Clocks Were Running Backwards.
- Somebody To Hate.
- She Came, She Saw.
- Highlight Zone.
- Masterpiece (feat. Jennifer Haben).
- Flying Colours.
- Under Friendly Fire.
- Larger Than Life.
- Living In The Fast Lane.
- Only The Good Die Young (Acoustic).
- Ticket To Paradise (Live).
- I Will Be King (Live).
Kissin’ Dynamite has been one of the most consistant bands in recent memory with their continual release of above average records. With five albums now under their belts the guys have yet to deliver a bad record and have proven themselves to be a force to be reckoned with time and time again.
‘Generation Goodbye’ is the band’s newest album and is their fifth studio record in the 8 years they have been releasing records. The album is exactly what we have come to expect from these guys, big melodies, huge choruses, great vocals, fantastic musicianship and some catchy as hell songs and a wonderful follow-up to the excellent ‘Megalomania’ record.
The band started out very young with their debut release, 2008’s ‘Steel Of Swabia’, with the band members being only 15 and 16 years of age, and though very young, they showed themselves to be mature songwriters for their young age. With every release since then they have just cemented that fact and shown the world that they came to rock.
‘Generation Goodbye’ is an excellent album and continues the band’s roll for giving us amazing music and kick ass records. The new album delivers some outstanding rockers like the title track or the timely lyrics of the excellent ‘Hashtag Your Life’ (click on the link at the top of the page to see the music video and hear this track), and the fantastic ‘Living Life In The Fastlane’.
This record has more ballads then any of their previous releases and the band shines just as brightly through the softer tracks like the great duet ‘Masterpiece’ with Jennifer Haben of Beyond The Black or my personal favorite ballad of the record, ‘Utopia’.
The album is yet another winner in this band’s ever increasing catalogue of music and they have come out hitting on all cylinders yet again. I am very excited about what this band has been doing in their relatively short time in the industry and what they will hopefully continue doing in the future. It is so great to see young bands like this, not only getting into this genre of music and giving us some fresh blood in an underappreciated genre, but putting out such incredible music time and time again.
They have been around long enough and made a big enough splash that most every lover of the genre will know of them already and know what to expect from one of their albums. There is really nothing new here musically thankfully, just the same kick ass rock ‘n’ roll they have been giving us since 2008, so if you have enjoyed their previous albums you will love this one as well.
These guys still never cease to amaze me with their seemingly endless supply and great music and obvious love for what they do. They are high energy, both in their music and in their zest for playing that music, and it shows with everything they put out and I just love their music.
The deluxe edition includes two more tracks, ‘Living In The Fast Lane’ and an excellent acoustic version of ‘Only The Good Die Young’ from their debut record. Also two live tracks and a DVD with some videos included.
Fans of the band’s previous works will not be disappointed with this one as it is just another solid release in the same vein as their other albums. The band is so very talented for their young ages and more than hold their own in a genre that has some of the greatest musicians and singers in the world.
‘Hashtag Your Life’.
‘Somebody To Hate’.
‘She Came, She Saw’.
‘Living In The Fastlane’.
‘Only The Good Die Young (Acoustic)’.