Review: U2 – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (Rock)

This review covers the alternative rock track U2 – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me.

This track was released in 1995 as a single. It was part of the soundtrack for the movie Batman Forever.

The track starts with a guitar and drum kit. After a bit, the guitar fades out, leaving the bass guitar and drum kit. The vocals then come in for the first verse. A brief instrumental section hits.

From there, the vocals take the track goes into the main chorus. This is capped off with an instrumental section.

After that, the vocals take the track into the next verse as the instrumental just seems to continue underneath. From there, the vocals take the track into the next round of the main chorus. This is capped off with an instrumental section with non-lyrical vocals.

From there, the vocals take the track into the next verse. After a moment of an instrumental section, the vocals take the track into the next round of the main chorus. An instrumental section with non-lyrical vocals then plays out further. Some strings then make an appearance. After that, the track breaks down, leaving just the strings. The strings ultimately lead the track out.

The biggest strength of this track is the guitars. They sound pretty good, but after a while, it becomes clear that some of them are left on auto-pilot because they don’t seem to do much outside hitting those two notes.

Meanwhile, the main chorus ended up being pretty anti-climactic after the build up. It’s as if the track builds up to a little whimper which leaves me sitting there going, “Oh. That’s all.”

The vocals, meanwhile, have some pretty heavy reverberation and delay filters added to them. It is so heavy, that the vocals almost get lost in the track after a while. Towards the end of the track, I’m not too sure what they are doing nor am I sure I would want to know.

Overall, this track is a fairly average track. It builds up to nothing much and the vocals are so heavily filtered with delay and reverberation, they almost get lost in the mix. The guitars are pretty good at first, but after a while, it becomes apparent that some of them are seemingly left on auto-pilot. So, a pretty average track.

Score
6.5/10

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