Artist : Lizzy Borden
Country : USA
Release : Terror Rising [Includes ''Give 'Em The Axe'' EP]
Year : 1987
Genre : Heavy Metal
File Type : mp3 320
Download : Get It Here
Album begins with the 1987 EP Terror Rising, which was released before Visual Lies which is, ironically, my favorite Lizzy album. The first track gave me high hopes. I love "White Rabbits" which was originally recorded by Jefferson Airplane. A fast, furious, and creative rocker with Alice in Wonderland lyrics "When logic and proportion have fallen soggy dead and the white knight is talking backwards and the red queen is off with her head." I've never heard the original version, but this one kicks! Unfortunately, it is all down hill from there. The punk "Don't Touch Me There" (originally done by the Tubes, I think) which includes guest vocalist Betsy from Bitch, is just silly. It is not Lizzy. "Catch Your Breath" is OK. It starts out as a slower, ballad track and then rocks out. It is not that memorable, though. "Terror Rising" is mostly distorted spoken word with Lizzy telling the evil creation in his mind that he must go. Of course, the evil one disagrees. It doesn't really go anywhere and fades out.
The bonus EP is Give `Em the Axe which was Lizzy's debut recording in 1984. Again, the best track is the first. The title track flat out kicks! Quintessential Lizzy brand of ferocious power metal with wicked lyrics. Excellent rocker! "Kiss of Death" is highlighted by Iron Maiden-esque guitar riffs.