Ace Frehley – 10,000 Volts

Ace Frehley - 10,000 Volts



4.1/5 Pros

  • Straight and good hard rock / classic rock
  • Includes some very entertaining songs Cons

  • Some weaker spots

With 10,000 Volts, Ace Freshley feels to present a rather energetic album release. On 23rd February 2024, the former KISS member is releasing his eighth studio album overall. After I had a listen to his previous release Origins Vol. 2 before, I was really curious about this long-play.


Ace Frehley – About The Artist

The New York City-born Daniel Paul Ace Frehley started to play the guitar in his teenage year. In 1972, at the age of 21, he became member of KISS. He was part of the band’s lineup from that moment until 1982 and from 1996 to 2002. Apart from that, he is active as a solo artist since the late 1970’s. There is some more bio about him in the Origins Vol. 2 review.


Ace Frehley – 10,000 Volts – Track by Track

The eleven song album lasts 41 minutes.

1. 10,000 Volts

The 3:25 minute opener is the wake-up call track. If you just listened to a playlist of romantic songs or are still a bit slow at heart, Ace Frehley is kicking ass with the title track of his 2024. She hit me like 10,000 Volts – regarding the vibe of the song, this lady must be a really hot one.

2. Walking On The Moon

You save me from disaster, you made my heart beat faster – the second song is obviously about romantic feelings. Fat riffs and a typical classic rock sound turn this song into a nice listen – a wisely chosen feature single.

3. Cosmic Heart

After Ace Frehley already stated that you make me feel like walking on the moon, a Cosmic Heart does rather feel like the right emotional follow up. The thumbing vibes and the bawl-a-long chorus add the right things to the third songs to touch the heart of the classic rock listeners.

4. Cherry Medicine

The first part of Cherry Medicine is majorly driven by the guitars. With the chorus latest, the song is getting a bit too soupy and too kitschy. But I feel happy for the artist that his way of loving is obviously that fulfilling and rewarding. And the instrumental bridge part is worth a listen as well.

5. Back Into My Arms Again

Okay, the title already tells you that the album is likely not moving away from kitsch and romance with this track. The reminds of the rock ballads of the 1980’s and 1990’s. Especially in the context of this power ballad, the vocals in the stanzas could be a bi tof emotional, though.

6. Fight For Life

The song is about a teenager, who went out to become a rock guitarist. Is Fight For Life maybe some sort of autobiographic track? I unfortunately have no bio information about that. However, the song is a straight and fun classic rock song with powerful guitar, just as you would love Ace Frehley to listen alike. Great song with arena rock flavor.

7. Blinded

‘Cause we’re blinded by science are the first words of this energetic hard rocker. The guitar and drum work is lovely, so that the song turns out to be one of the best ones of the whole 10,000 Volts album. Fun one.

8. Constantly Cute

Would you damn hard rockers expect to write a song named Constantly Cute? Of course, the song is about a lady, which is… you guess it. Oh damn, this song makes me smile – also because it comes with this slight touch of humor and ridiculous lyrics like Steel Panther or John Diva would do as well.

9. Life Of A Stranger

Life Of A Stranger is slowing down the pace of the album again. Why did you do it? is a key question of the power ballad. You saved my life is another catch phrase of the song, which may boost the one or the other intimate session.

10. Up In The Sky

The tenth song is slightly weaker in my point of view. Nonetheless, it comes with great work on the guitars and a rather catching chorus. Nonetheless, I had an easier time getting into other songs of the album.

11. Stratosphere

From Up In The Sky, we are in the Stratosphere at the end of the album. The song also kicks off with some corresponding samples and sound effects. The song is an instrumental, which is very relatable and atmospheric and thus leads to an rather enjoyable finale.


Ace Frehley – 10,000 Volts – Spotify

Here is 10,000 Volts on Spotify:


Ace Frehley – 10,000 Volts – My View

Ace Frehley is doing fun. 10,000 Volts has its weaker spots, but overall, the former KISS member also presents some really cool classic rock and hard rock songs. Thus, I overall smile when I think about the album.

Favorite Song: Constantly Cute


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