Artist: Lizzy Borden
Title: “Master Of Disguise” (Special Edition)
Label: Metal Blade Records
Release Date: 3/6/2007
Genre: Heavy Metal
In 1989 the band Lizzy Borden would release “Master Of Disguise”, quite possibly the best recording of their career. It was an album loaded with anthems from a band that had more a cult level following than anything but above it all the quality of the music and song writing on this release rose far above the number of their devout following. The Special Edition comes to us as part of Metal Blade’s 25th Anniversary where as part of the celebration certain pivotal albums from the labels history have been re-issued. This remaster includes the original album plus two bonus tracks and a DVD that focuses on “The Making Of MOD”. As a band, Lizzy was one that was a powerful Metal unit but they also had shock-laced showmanship that when the two were tied together the audience would get tasty riffs and awesome tunes. As an album, this has an incredible level of appeal to it from the very beginning. It’s not a concept yet it seems to be tied across a similar theme with many of the tunes working well in the sequence they play. The title track “Master Of Disguise” has an almost regal quality to it when the chorus hits and when you hear “Phantoms” you will wonder how this particular track didn’t gain a larger level of radio play at the time of the initial release. In my opinion this song stood as strong as anything that was coming out of Hollywood and selling in the millions.
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