We Review Ace Frehley New Album “10,000 Volts”

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Ace Frehley, the renowned guitarist known as the Spaceman, has never been one to shy away from the limelight. With his latest album, “10,000 Volts,” he’s once again making waves in the music industry. From taking playful jabs at his former bandmates in Kiss to boldly claiming that his new album will outshine them all, Frehley has been anything but modest about his latest musical endeavor.

Does “10,000 Volts” Live Up to Expectations?

However, while Frehley’s bravado may be front and center, does “10,000 Volts” truly deliver on its promises? Let’s delve deeper into the album to find out.

Right from the opening track, it’s clear that Frehley is sticking to what he knows best: catchy, three-chord hard rock with a pop sensibility. The title track sets the tone with its infectious riffs, soaring choruses, and a guitar solo that’s as tasty as it is economical. This formula continues to impress throughout the album, with standout tracks like “Walkin’ on the Moon” showcasing Frehley’s swaggering vocals and cowbell-assisted groove.

While the album primarily stays in familiar territory with its crunchy riff-rockers, Frehley also takes some successful detours into sunny power-pop territory. Tracks like “Cherry Medicine” and “Back Into My Arms Again” inject a welcome dose of melody and brightness into the mix, adding depth and variety to the album.


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Weaknesses and Triumphs in “10,000 Volts”

Of course, no album is without its missteps, and “10,000 Volts” is no exception. The album’s two weakest tracks, “Blinded” and “Constantly Cute,” unfortunately land back-to-back towards the end of the record. “Blinded” tackles weighty topics like artificial intelligence but ultimately falls flat with its overwrought lyrics, while “Constantly Cute” feels like a cheesy misstep that could have benefited from more refinement.

Despite these shortcomings, “10,000 Volts” ultimately emerges as a victory for Frehley. The album’s production is top-notch, thanks in no small part to co-producer and Trixter guitarist Steve Brown. The drums pack a punch that could register on the Richter scale, and the guitars sound bigger and bolder than ever before. While Frehley’s vocals may be somewhat limited in range, they’re delivered with confidence and charisma, making for a compelling listen overall.

Coherence and Impact of “10,000 Volts”

One of the album’s biggest strengths is its cohesive sound, with nearly every track co-written by Frehley and Brown. This consistency helps to create a unified listening experience that feels both cohesive and engaging from start to finish.

As for Frehley’s claims that “10,000 Volts” will outshine his former bandmates in Kiss? While it may not quite achieve that lofty goal, the album certainly holds its own and proves that Frehley is still a force to be reckoned with in the world of rock music.

In conclusion, “10,000 Volts” may not be a flawless album, but it’s a solid effort from Frehley that showcases his strengths as a musician and songwriter. With its infectious energy, catchy hooks, and larger-than-life production, the album is sure to delight fans old and new alike. Whether cranked at full blast or enjoyed in quieter moments, “10,000 Volts” is a testament to Frehley’s enduring talent and legacy in the world of rock and roll.