Lightning Strikes Twice

How good is Lightning Strikes Twice on a scale of 1-10?


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Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Brave New World is an awesome album. The X Factor is just a bit better. And as to the production, I won't say it's the work of a genius but it fits the album, it really does. That's the important thing. The only album where the production doesn't fit is Dance of Death.
 

Edington

Let's Get Volatile
^ Janick and Dave sound like they're playing on the clean channel for the entire song, no grit at all. The shift between the clean intro and the verse is really jarring. The build up on the RiR version is far more effective.
 

Edington

Let's Get Volatile
As for Lightning Strikes Twice... in a word - "awkward".

While not a bad song, here are a lot of really odd moments in it, certain parts just seem to start and stop without warning and don't really flow the way they should. The lead guitar melodies in the intro and after the solos are particular offenders, the way they just stop so suddenly makes them sound a bit cut-and-pasted. The title drop is pretty bad, the melody works well on the guitar but just doesn't work for the vocals, Blaze is clearly struggling with that line. Great solo from Dave, the solos continue to be the saving grace on this album.

It's a 5 from me.
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Understatement of the century right there - the lo-fi production completely strangles Sign of the Cross, especially when compared to RiR
But the production also brings out the desperation of the song, and Nicko’s drumbeats sound absolutely massive. I like both.
 

Jer

My sins are many
I finally figured out why the chorus on this song sounds so familiar -- the vocal melody is the same as the guitar melody from the intro of Guns 'n Roses' "Welcome To The Jungle".
 

Maturin

Sköldpadda
Understatement of the century right there - the lo-fi production completely strangles Sign of the Cross, especially when compared to RiR

And here I feel the complete opposite. I despise the terribly compressed/distorted rhythm guitars on that album.
 

Shmoolikipod

Poison Godmachine
Nothing in this song is particularly interesting apart from the melodic intro, but It's so disjointed and I hate the chorus, and I also have mixed feelings about the vocals, it really loses it after the intro and turns from potentially okay to mediocre filler once the heavy verse kicks in and from mediocre to bad with that chorus.

Stays at 3 points for a nice intro, decent solos and Blaze's first note at the last chorus :p
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
A cool, quiet, melodic opening leads to some nice quiet vocals from Blaze before erupting into a powerhouse. "Lightning Strikes Twice" perfectly captures the feel of a growing storm before it explodes, with a great performance from Blaze, a nice instrumental section, and really vivid lyrics. Pretty great song. 8
 

TheTalisman

Fågel
"The only thing I would change, really, is when we did 'Lightning Strikes Twice' [from 'Virtual XI'], we didn't rehearse it too much before recording it.
"Then, when I performed it live, I found I hadn't left room to breathe, so it was difficult. In my setlist now, I asked the fans to help sing 'Lightning Strikes Twice.'

Steve and Nigel Green just used copy and paste for Blaze's vocal line in the chorus lol.
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
This song has an awesome intro. The riff is pure rock 'n' roll (which is great). The verses are ok, the chorus is 50/50 (they should have done backing vocals for the ''strikes twice'' part). Both solos are very good and the twin-lead guitar harmony after them is groovy. Great end to the song. 7/10
 
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