Alive IIIby Kiss
Judged against Kiss' previous Alive! albums, Alive III doesn't hold up particularly well. Instead of relying on raw energy and ridiculous but dynamic showmanship, the band plays like the professionals they are, performing a competent set that never catches fire. However, if Alive III is judged against Kiss' late-'80s and early-'90s records, it holds up very well. By cutting away the filler that plagued their studio records, the band is left with a consistently entertaining batch of songs served up with style. It might not be as exciting as the first two Alive albums, but Alive III provides more thrills than most of the group's records of the previous decade.
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After hearing the first 2 live albums, this one is just too lame to brag about. Why did they put ''Deuce'', ''Detroit rock city'', & ''watchin' you'' on here? This one should've been left on the shelves.
Alive 3 is an essential collection to any cd collection. The power is immense and the band play superbly. This album from start to end takes you on a journey you will never forget. If you have never experienced a live KISS performance then this is the next best thing.