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Album Review

For this album Thin Lizzy went all out and recorded what is arguably the heaviest album in their career, partially due to the intricate guitar work of John Sykes (who would later work with Whitesnake and form his own group called Blue Murder). Phil Lynott's voice is in top form on the album, which contains "Holy Wars," "Cold Sweat," and "Baby Please Don't Go."

Customer Reviews

Last album but a superb one

This was the last official album from Thin Lizzy and was the beginning of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal sound, certainly a change from the regular Thin Lizzy, but this is a superb album, especally with the awesome addition of guitar god John Sykes. Fantasic hard rocking songs, a shame the great Philip Lynott passed when he did, i can only imagine ho good they would have been today.


Thin Lizzy's last album and whilst they don't go out with a wimper, but it's certainly not a bang. Thunder And Lightning is their heaviest album by far with the talented John Sykes very much at the forefront. But quite honestly this sounds like a fairly average metal band. Gone are Lizzy's wonderful harmony twin guitars and melodic Irish laced songs and Lynott's bass is very much in the background. I love heavy metal, but Lizzy were not a metal band and this sound doesn't really suit them. You'd be much better advised to stick to the likes of Black Rose, Johnny The Fox, Bad Reputation and Jailbreak. There are some good songs here, such as Cold Sweat, but no way is this a five star album

Saved the best til Last

Hardest, heaviest and to my mind best Lizzy studio album . Sykes and Gorham created a great sound Darren Wharton's keyboards brought greater depth and it should have heralded the start of a Lizzy revival (not that they ever went away as far as I and many others were concerned) Every track is a killer no fillers made it onto this one. Absolute tragedy that this was their swansong but they went out with us screaming for more.If you love Lizzy go and watch Limehouse Lizzy live,closest you will ever get,I shut my eyes and I'm back in the Manchester Apollo all those wasted years ago. ***STILL LIZZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS"


Formed: 1970 in Dublin, Ireland

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Despite a huge hit single in the mid-'70s ("The Boys Are Back in Town") and becoming a popular act with hard rock/heavy metal fans, Thin Lizzy are still, in the pantheon of '70s rock bands, underappreciated. Formed in the late '60s by Irish singer/songwriter/bassist Phil Lynott, Lizzy, though not the first band to do so, combined romanticized working-class sentiments with their ferocious, twin-lead guitar attack. As the band's creative force, Lynott was a more insightful and intelligent writer than...
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