Title - 'My Midnight Things'
Artist - Lizzy Borden
For those not in the know, Lizzy Borden is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. To date, the band has charted on the Billboard 200 four times and, just in case you are wondering, yes, Lizzy Borden is eponymous of the band's lead vocalist.
The band was founded in 1983 by brothers Lizzy Borden and Joey Scott and initially got noticed after their song "Rod Of Iron" featured on Metal Blade Records' Metal Massacre IV compilation LP.
The band then signed to Metal Blade in 1984 and released their debut EP "Give 'Em The Axe" in May of the same year. And yes, the band is named after the notorious Lizzie Borden, a woman accused and acquitted of murder in the late 19th century.
On June 15th, 2018, Lizzy Borden come out of the darkness once again with their first new album in 11 years, My Midnight Things (via Metal Blade Records).
1. 'My Midnight Things'
2. 'Obsessed with You'
3. 'Long May They Haunt Us'
4. 'The Scar Across My Heart'
5. 'A Stranger to Love'
6. 'The Perfect Poison'
7. 'Run Away with Me'
8. 'Our Love Is God'
9. 'My Midnight Things (Reprise)'
10. 'We Belong to the Shadows'
The album kicks off with melodic, pleading title track and backs that up seamlessly with both the mid-tempo ballad, if you will, 'Obsessed with You' and then the thunderously brilliant, 'Long May They Haunt Us.' 'The Scar Across My Heart' keeps that very same musical vibe free flowing with 'A Stranger to Love' as lovingly '80s as it gets.
Collecting together elements of that aforementioned era, Borden still sings like his life depends on it and yet now that his vocals are aged-down, it all sounds so fresh, so cultured now. 'The Perfect Poison' is Cooper-lite fodder (which isn't a bad thing) and that's followed by the pop-tinged 'Run Away with Me.'
The heavy guitar Gods come out to play on the Gothic-soaked 'Our Love Is God,' and that's backed by an acoustic version (basically) of 'My Midnight Things (Reprise).' The album then rounds out perfectly with the raucous beauty 'We Belong to the Shadows,' which showcases the fact that Borden's extended hiatus has served him, and the band, very well.
“Although we have stayed busy touring all over the world, I missed being a recording artist," Borden himself has recently said. "I look at the new album as a new beginning, I pushed the restart button on my career.”
With that said, word actually has it that Borden re-signed with Metal Blade purely on the strength of three demo's created to showcase this album; and from what I've heard twice through today now, he got that deal most deservedly so.
Borden also opted to produce My Midnight Things himself, with drummer Joey Scott as co-producer, and so what we get is a more personal sounding album of journeyman metallic vibrancy.
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