So 1987, saw this album being released and you know what? I had this on cassette and wore it out due to the opening song “Me Against The World.” The opening riff was simple. Often, classified as a Hair or Glam Metal band, Lizzy Borden was far from it. This was just simple Heavy Metal and simple Heavy Metal done at it’s best.
Musically, there are lot’s of harmonizing guitar riffs and killer solos. The melodies are simple and pure. The overall sound is amazing for considering the production of most 1980’s bands on the Metal Blade records was not that good.
The musicianship is outstanding. Gene Allen and Joe Holmes’ guitar work on this album could stand up against any 1980’s Heavy Metal band. Then you have bassist Mychal Davis and drummer Joey Scott just know how to produce simple tempos and beats. Lizzy Borden, himself, has a mix range of vocals that are among the likes of Rob Halford and Bruce Dickinson.
This album is what I call a forgotten gem that was born in the mid 1980’s. It is good to hear this album again and I will be looking forward to the day, I find this on vinyl.
“Me Against the World” – 5:03
“Shock” – 4:35
“Outcast” – 4:21
“Den of Thieves” – 3:48
“Visual Lies” – 4:05
“Eyes of a Stranger” – 4:27
“Lord of the Flies” – 5:41
“Voyeur (I’m Watching You)” – 4:32
“Visions” – 5:24