LIZZY BORDEN – Menace To Society

Lizzy Borden – Menace To Society (1986, Metal Blade Records)

1. “Generation Aliens” … 4:30
2. “Notorious” … 4:14
3. “Terror on the Town” … 5:23
4. “Bloody Mary” … 4:40
5. “Stiletto (Voice of Command)” … 3:32
6. “Ultra Violence” … 4:09
7. “Love Kills” … 5:23
8. “Brass Tactics” … 3:27
9. “Ursa Minor” … 4:00
10. “Menace to Society” … 4:08

Lizzy Borden – Vocals, Backing Vocals
Alex Nelson – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Gene Allen – Guitar
Michael Davis – Bass
Joey Scott Harges – Drums

Produced by: Lizzy Borden and Jim Faraci

Okay album. The band is kind of generic at this point and I don’t think Lizzy’s theatrical voice really fits the L.A. metal music sound all that well. Menace To Society is pretty much a mixture of W.A.S.P., glam metal and NWOBHM and it just doesn’t work for me.

The only true standout is “Ursa Minor” which sounds more like what you would hear from the amazing Master of Disguise album (when the man/group had turned more to shock & theatrical rock). There are a few other decent songs, but I prefer later Lizzy albums. I bought this along with Master of Disguise a few years ago and I quickly tossed this to the side.

Highlights: “Terror on the Town”, “Bloody Mary”, “Love Kills”, “Ursa Minor”


Posted on July 6, 2009, in Lizzy Borden and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I have been a Lizzy Borden fan since 1985 and “Menace to society” is likely my favorite. Amazing album all the way through.

  2. This is one of those bands that you had to be there for. I remember when Lizzy Borden first came out with the whole Metal Blade explosion from the early 80s… the time they were fresh and dangerous kind of like WASP was. Lizzy was heavier though. I still like Lizzy today but there are a couple of holes in the collection.

    Heavy Metal Addiction

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