Re: Eric Singer
I love Eric Singer's feel. I thought the same about KISS when Singer came in, but they were also making more of a heavy feel with "Revenge" than they'd been with Eric Carr.
Carr was with them on KISS' "let's party cuz it's the 80's" phase, continuing into the 90's.
"Revenge" was KISS trying to remain relevant by become heavy. It worked and the songs were pretty cool.
The main difference between him and Carr is the production of the drum sounds. Singer's are far heavier sounding.
The best showcase for him in KISS is the "Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions Album". I like the songs on that one quite a bit. Far darker than I would have ever expected KISS to get.