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  • Musically, I would say this is a very good album- not earth shattering- but very, very good. Ace delivers a hefty slab of hard hitting, beefed up rock with Anomaly. It possesses a distinctly familiar vibe to his ‘78 solo album without being a knockoff.

    Lyrically, many of the songs are in the “to be expected” (and typical) Ace Frehley/Kiss mode: Songs about women. But Ace throws us a big curve ball with the touching “A Little Below the Angels”- A song about his former bouts with alcoholism which includes spoken word between the Space Ace and his daughter. “Change the World” is another curve ball thrown by Ace- a meaningful offering speaking of praying to G-d, considering the innocence of children, and desiring peace.

    I am going to be so bold as to say that Anomaly is Ace’s best musical output since his ‘78 solo album. It surpasses “Trouble Walkin’” easily, and buries “Frehley’s Comet” and “Second Sighting.” Anomaly has the Marshall’s cranked up high, the distortion is thick, and it’s great to hear the voice of the Space Ace again- he comes through in fine form!

    Posted on November 19, 2009