Alive II is the second live album (and eighth overall) by American hard rock and heavy metal band Kiss, released in 1977. The band had released three albums (Destroyer, Rock and Roll Over, and Love Gun) since the previous live outing, the seminal 1975 release Alive!, and the band drew upon the variety of new tracks, with Eddie Kramer producing. Coming off of a period of extensive touring, Alive II received a huge fan response and critical acclaim, reaching the number seven spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Reviewer Greg Parto of All Music Guide praised the "adrenaline-charged" vibe of the heavy sounding tunes, particularly citing tracks such as "Detroit Rock City", "Shock Me", and "Shout It Out Loud".