Sound — 9
From disc 1 to disc 4, Kiss show why they are the hottest band in the world! Disc 1 being the breakthrough for KISS on alive is thunderous all the way with Gene and Paul trading vocals on songs like the Duece, Strutter, Parasite and Rock And Roll All Night, these songs still remain staples in Kiss setlist to the present day, Alive is one of the best live album if not the Best. Disc 2 is the the follow up to Alive, with Alive II Kiss show that Alive wasn't a fluke and they are briliant Live muscians, From the opening riff of Detroit Rock city to the fast pace of making love to sweet balled of beth to the dark feel of god of thunder to Shock Me this album is a great follow up for Alive! Disc 3 was 16 years in the making, From the first screeching guitar on Creatures of the night, people no that Kiss Alive III is an album to take notice of, Without Ace or Peter Kiss was still strong and Loud after 20 years in the buisness, with get songs from the make-up era mixed in with non make-up albums Alive III is Kiss at there best, disc 4 is a unrealesed Live album recorded live on December 31st 1999/2000, with the original members on this album it sounds great but it doesnt't hold up to the first 3 alives with a lot of the songs already been on the previous 3 alives, the only two tracks that are new are Psycho Circus and the Spacemans In To The Void which sounds briliant Live. In genral this is a great box set, with a comerative Book with rare pictures, this is a must have for Kiss fans.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics on Alive! are all great, most of the songs on the album have remain Kiss staples in there live concerts, the band still sounds rough but they are all getting stronger singers, Alive II is Paul at the top as the best lead singer in rock, Gene is also made his vocals fit his charecter better, this is the only Alive to have a studio side of new materail, Alive III is Kiss at the best, Paul is an amazing singer and if you don't believe me listen to I Still Love You, Gene is all so at his best on this tour with songs like Unholy Domino and I love it Loud, Alive IV is strong singing from them all but it's a lot of the same songs we have heard.
Overall Impression — 9
As I have already said this is a great box set, with a comerative book with rare pictures. This is a must have for Kiss fans. They could of made a few changes like adding the umplugged show and the symphoney show. They could of also played diffrent songs on Alive IV, but this is a great gift for any Kiss fan.