Destroyer is the fourth studio album by American rock band Kiss, released on March 15, 1976 by Casablanca Records in the US. It was the third successive Kiss album to reach the top 40 in the US, as well as the first to chart in Germany and New Zealand. The album was certified gold by the RIAA on April 22, 1976, and platinum on November 11 of the same year, the first Kiss album to achieve platinum. The album marked a departure from the raw sound of the band's first three albums.
Released March 15, 1976. 1. Detroit Rock City Lyrics. The album marked a turning point for KISS, who had formerly been known for their low production values and simple, rocking tunes, as it showcased their more complex songwriting chops on songs with (slightly) more dense subject matter. They are able to dial it up several notches on classic KISS fare of romance and partying as well. Beth, sometimes known as the first power ballad in metal, is perhaps KISS’s greatest love song, and was a major hit for them in the ‘70s.
By their fifth album, Kiss were the most popular band in America, with sold-out stadium tours and eventually their own pinball machine, makeup line and a TV movie. Built around the proto power ballad Beth, this is a ridiculously over-the-top party-rock album that just gets better with age. Listen here.
Destroyer is the first Kiss album to prominently feature outside musicians, such as members of the New York Philharmonic. The other side displayed the lyric "SHOUT IT OUT LOUD", as well as an advertisement for the Kiss Army fan club. Destroyer: Resurrected. In anticipation of the 35th anniversary of the release of Destroyer, producer Bob Ezrin approached Simmons and Stanley about doing a remix and re-release of the original album.
Destroyer is the first Kiss album to prominently feature outside musicians, such as members of the New York y Orchestra. After attaining modest commercial success with their first three studio albums, Kiss achieved a commercial breakthrough with the 1975 "concert" album Alive!
|A1||Detroit Rock City|
|A2||King Of The Night Time World|
|A3||God Of Thunder|
|B3||Shout It Out Loud|
|B5||Do You Love Me|
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|824 149-2||Kiss||Destroyer (CD, Album, RE, RP)||Casablanca||824 149-2||Brazil||2009|
|NBLP 7025||Kiss||Destroyer (LP, Album, San)||Casablanca||NBLP 7025||US||1976|
|PHCR-94043||Kiss||Destroyer = 地獄の軍団 (CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap)||Mercury||PHCR-94043||Japan||1998|