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Category: Hard Rock
Label: I.R.S./Grand Slam
Catalog Number: 0777 7 13198 22
Ron Taylor lead vocals|
Stevie Blaze lead guitar and keyboards
Jon Ster rhythm guitar and keyboards
Darrin Delatte bass
Tommy Scott drums
|1. ||Crucified ||3:37|
|2. ||Deepfreeze ||5:26|
|3. ||Moonlight In Your Blood ||4:12|
|4. ||Stop The Hate ||5:42|
|5. ||Sign Of The Times ||4:50|
|6. ||The Needle And Your Pain ||4:26|
|7. ||Those Who Prey ||5:13|
|8. ||Voices In My Walls ||4:57|
|9. ||Now You Know ||4:28|
|10. ||Deep Blue Shadows ||4:06|
|11. ||The Day I Met You ||3:18|
|12. ||Psychoschizophrenia ||5:40|
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|Total Running Time:|| 55:55|
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||Date: April 28, 2001 at 10:00|
|Yet another great album from a great band. Due to lack of exposure, this band has to settle for a "cult" following. In my opinion this is one of the best bands in the last 10-15 years
||Date: June 13, 2001 at 10:56|
|I love this band. They started as just another heavy glam-like band. With each album they just kept getting harder and harder. I really love Crucified off this album. They are probably one of the best bands to come out in the past 15 years.
||Date: June 15, 2001 at 9:24|
|seen this band many times in the 80's,there still great to this day anyone who digs on this band e me. email@example.com
|From: Simon K
||Date: June 18, 2001 at 2:57|
|I totally agree with all the other reviewers. I just can't believe that one of the other major record companies didn't realise their potential after MCA made such a pigs ear of things. The music they produce is simply mindblowing. Crucified is probabaly my fave track here, especially when it's cranked up to 11! Long live LA...
||Date: August 10, 2001 at 16:02|
|A Darker side of Lillian Axe. Still the same great vocals, but heavier music and lyrical content. This is a thinking man's cd. Each song tells a story that you could apply to something in your life. Stevie adds a side note to each song title and it'll clear up any questions you have about the song. Needle and your Pain is a very touching song. Crucified,Deepfreeze, Stop The Hate, and Sign of the Times are songs that will make you question your own actions. The rest are just plain rockers! Get It
||Date: December 14, 2001 at 19:40|
|Each release keeps getting better and better if that is possible. Each song is so deep in emotion. When you look back you can remember the all the times you played their stuff and how much emotion their songs touched your heart in many different ways. They should have been bigger than Motley Crue,Poision,Warrent and the rest of the standards.
|From: Waysted ace
||Date: March 22, 2002 at 4:19|
|What happened to all the March 18th comments?
||Date: April 2, 2002 at 8:13|
|The bands melodic strength's and killer harmonies are intact here lyrically,the album is very bitting and critical.This band just gets better and better!!9 out of 10.
|From: jason (FA - Q)
||Date: June 14, 2002 at 19:06|
|I never really realized how many Lillian Axe albums that I have (wow). I have their s/t, Love and War, Poetic Justice and this one. I have to say that the Love & War album cover has to be one of the best covers ever! My favorite Lillian Axe album is Poetic Justice. I think on this album (Psychoschizophrenia) they were changing with the times just a little bit, don't you think?....
||Date: June 15, 2002 at 0:15|
|They may have changed a little on this cd, but it was still pure Lillian Axe. The musicianship sounded a little better than previous albums. The band seemed tighter and more complex. Not that the older party tunes weren't good. I'll still say that Love & War is my fave, but this one and Poetic are tied for 2nd. I'm glad to see they are back together and ready to release a double live cd and a new studio album is in the works too. I'm just as anxious for this as I am for the new Hardline cd
|From: jason (FA - Q)
||Date: June 15, 2002 at 1:01|
|YES Reno, you are right! This album is still Lillian Axe, but you can't dispute the change. I still hear classic Lillian, but with a new 90's twist on it. Poetic Justice is still the best, if you ask me!
|From: jason (FA - Q)
||Date: June 15, 2002 at 1:05|
|By the way Reno, when you say "party tunes", that really dates the band. People are going to think that they are just another 80's band. Lillian Axe are good enough to be heard by anyone, 80's, 90's or now.
||Date: June 15, 2002 at 1:31|
|Actually...you are kinda right about that jason. Lillian Axe puts alot more thought into their lyrics and I guess I couldn't put them down as party tunes. Most of their songs have a story behind them and have more meaning then "get laid, drink, Drive, Party, etc..." I love songs like that, but Lillian Axe has alot more to offer. They always had something to say. I love all their cd's. I just got a cd from the first incarnation of Lillian Axe. The original band was called Stiff. Good cd.
||Date: July 23, 2002 at 10:09|
|Actually, Stiff and Lillian Axe combined forces. Steve Blaze was always in Lillian Axe and is the last original member. Steve and the original Axe drummer Danny King joined up with some of the guys from Stiff and the rest is history.
||Date: July 26, 2002 at 11:07|
|Genial disco ,mejor q el "poetic justice" más trabajado instrumentalmente y temas elaboradísimos y un excepcional Stevie Blaze tanto con la guitarra como en la composición de temas
||Date: December 10, 2002 at 3:41|
|These guys are just so ultra-talented and this album is just further proof. More "darker" and "metal" than "Poetic..." but no matter what style these guys play you always KNOW it's Lillian Axe and it's always melodic. These guys can do anything without sounding like they sold-out or bandwagon jumping they're just that unique. "Moonlight In Your Blood" is the gem here but they're all great. A great example of "tough" melodic pop-metal. Blaze is just insane on guitar here too!!
|From: West Of Sunset
||Date: December 24, 2002 at 1:50|
|This CD It's a good example of how to make an strong technical Hard rock with meaningfull lyrics. It's different than the others but better at time.These guys said in this cd "we're goin' to do the best of we can" and they obtained what they wanted.It's a strong evolution, the song "The neddle and your pain" touche my soul.For me the best cd with Love & War.Forget the disappointing Poetic Justice and let your mind open with this CD.An amazing band for me. For contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
||Date: December 30, 2002 at 15:50|
| WestOfSunset are you sure you had a listen on Poetic Justice? Its really funny to call this album dissapointing, it is the cornerstone in Lillian axe's Career, singles like ''True believer'', ''Promised Land'' and ''See you someday''are among their most memorable moments. Anyway, with Psychoschizophrenia, L.A wished to pursue a new direction more alternative rock oriented but still the songwriting is fantastic so we can't say anything! Moonlight in your blood is somethin special-great lyrics
|From: West Of Sunset
||Date: January 4, 2003 at 5:12|
|I agree with you Moonlight In Your Blood is an amazing song that sows the evolution of the band. I had listened to Poetic Justice several times and under my opinion this one is much more complete than Poetic Justice. I don't hate Poetic Justice, I only that it's the less better and less worked in musical and lyrics matters. This one is the best if you pay attention to the lyrics and to its complex structure.this are the things that Poetic doesn't have. This one 9'5/10!. email@example.com
||Date: January 4, 2003 at 18:07|
|Lillian Axe has never had a bad album. This is no exception. "Crucified" got some decent radio play back in the day, though my favorites are "Deep Blue Shadows" and the ballad "The Day I Met You". Check out their live cd that came out last year.
|From: ROB GARCIA
||Date: January 19, 2003 at 12:01|
|lillian axe with this album came back with a vengeance!.this time around they brought a more mature sound but the song quality is very high so obviously this is another classic piece of melodic rock that you shouldnt let you pass you by.
||Date: March 13, 2003 at 10:25|
|I bought this cd on the bargain shelf for 4 bucks, and can clearly say that this is one of the best albums ive ever heard in my life, 'The Needle And Your Pain' brings me to tears every time I hear it. I have a best friend suffering from diabetes, so I know where this is coming from. Too bad these guys did'nt get the same promotion as GnR and Skid Row or else they would be a household name.
||Date: May 19, 2003 at 13:53|
|I have all the Lillian Axe albums, but this one clearly is the best of the bunch. What stands out for me is the drumming of Tommy Scott. I'm not a drummer, but the power and fills of Tommy blows anything away I've heard in a long time. I've partied with the band and they are a great bunch of people in person also. I agree with Tater, this band deserved/deserves to be heard and known by the masses.
||Date: October 17, 2003 at 2:54|
|Being a huge Lillian axe fan the first time I heard this I was a bit dissappointed. After listening to it a few times it really grew on me and would rate it up there with Love and War,Poetic Justice just more mature in the songwriting. I love crucified, deep freeze, the needle and your pain , voices in my wall, deep blue shadows and the day I met you. This band should have been one of the biggest bands in the world. The way in music is the more you suck the bigger you are. Jay from Australia
||Date: November 12, 2003 at 22:47|
|Quite simply one of the most criminally underrated bands of the genre. Intelligently structured songs, thoughtful vox, clever harmonies, massive axe work and hooks aplenty. Lillian's answer to the changing musical landscape of the time while remaining true to what made them great to begin with. 9.5/10
||Date: January 8, 2004 at 12:09|
|This cd is one of the few i would label a perfect 10. The song "deepfreeze" continues to blow my mind every time I hear it. The guitar playing is intense. The vocals are incredible. It's almost like this album is the perfect mix of early Saigon Kick and vintage King's X. I honestly cannot think of enough cool words to describe this cd. Why more people didn't get into these guys is baffling.
||Date: May 29, 2004 at 3:20|
|impresionante cd muy bueno unas melodias de la ostia y el tema deepfreeze me quede muy pillao cuando lo escuche en la radio es muy original y acojonantemente bueno.superior genialllllllllllllllllllll.
|From: Big Papa K
||Date: June 13, 2004 at 2:44|
|After slipping a little with the last album, Lillian Axe come back with possibly their best album. The first side is their best of any album and the second side is almost as good. Great vocal harmony and gutiar work. 9/10
||Date: August 17, 2004 at 19:07|
| This is some good music folks.
||Date: August 29, 2004 at 3:33|
|This album has a hevier feel than their other albums. Overall Stevie had a harder time grasping that and the end result is some uneven material. As usual, Lillian Axe followed through with some outstanding and memorable tunes such as Crucified, Stop The Hate, The Day I Met You, Needle And Your Pain, Those Who Prey, and to a lesser extent Deepfreeze and Deep Blue Shadows. Their worst album by far, but still well above average by any standard. A very underrated band. 8/10
||Date: August 29, 2004 at 21:38|
|It took a little while, but I am actually quite taken by this CD. 'The day I met you' is simply one of the best ballads I have ever hear din my life. 'Crucified' and 'Sign of the times' are my favourites of a killer collection of thoughtful hard rock tunes. Another great release by a great band.
||Date: September 2, 2004 at 19:02|
|Sign of the Times isn't one of my favorite Axe songs but it has my favorite Axe solo! It's so fast and intense! Give it a listen!
||Date: October 31, 2004 at 3:43|
|Considering that Love+War is my favorite CD ever, but Poetic Justice had to grow on me, would you be surprised if I said I think this release sucks? I guess I'm in the minority...I hate the darker sound, not one song stuck in my head for days like "Ghost of Winter" or "Body Double" off of previous releases. Very disappointing.
||Date: October 31, 2004 at 5:29|
|Dreamaholic, i am a Lillian Axe fanatic and also believe that Love & War is a sensational album but i'm also with you on this album as i could not get into this album at all and i tried many a times to no avail.
||Date: November 2, 2004 at 17:17|
|This is a far better effort than "Poetic Justice". "Crucified" just smokes. "The Needle And Your Pain" was written for a friend of the band and is very touching. The title track also is a real good tune. Worth tracking down.
||Date: November 22, 2004 at 14:15|
|Retegoeie plaat! 10/10
||Date: December 22, 2004 at 13:48|
|is it just me, or does "moonlight in your blood" sound a lot like "give a little love"??
||Date: March 12, 2005 at 9:52|
|I just found this at a used CD store. It still was sealed for 12.99. I consider it a steal. A great album that was lost in the shuffle of the Seattle grunge trend.
|From: speed demon
||Date: March 28, 2006 at 14:25|
|The album gets a little heavier but when you listen to (The Day I met you), man if that don't grab ya! What a ballad!!! Still all in all a great album.Vocals are outstanding as is the playing. I have to agree with all the folks above, these guys were just flat out OVERLOOKED! What a shame! My hats off to everyone above because you people know what GREAT music is! A must have for your collection!
||Date: December 6, 2006 at 13:32|
|Very good album of one of the most underrated bands. Best songs are "the needle and the pain", "promised land", "stop the hate" and "those who prey". BUY!!!
||Date: December 6, 2006 at 13:35|
|Sorry but "promised land" is from the fantastic "poetic justice"-album. My favourite here is "the day I met you"!!!
||Date: January 15, 2007 at 16:39|
|This album never got the due it so rightly deserves. It is unfathomable to me that these guys were not HUGE in thie day or even now. This album is without a doubt, their best work. Poetice Justice is a great album, but this CD takes it all 1 step further. My favs are Needle And Your Pain, Now You Know and Deep Blue Shadows. Go to the A sectiona nd check out Angel, whom Stevie also plays for these days. Quite a busy man.
||Date: September 24, 2007 at 17:16|
|Wow, it has been a while since the last post and go figure, it's from me. Anyway, just wanted to get on here and say that if you have not pleasured your mind and ears to the new CD, Waters Rising, you are missing quite a masterpiece. A lot of it are old songs that Steve and Ron had done, but re-recorded with a new singer. Although you might be skeptical, you will not be disappointed. Derrick is awesome. Saw them live a couple of weeks ago, and MAN WHAT A SHOW!!!! And all the guys are very nice.
|From: Rambo Rockerman
||Date: January 20, 2008 at 12:45|
|This is one of the best hard rock cd ever,a must have.4 amazing CDs in a row,not much bands can say that.
||Date: February 2, 2011 at 11:03|
|Lillian Axe goes heavier, darker, and deeper while somehow still managing to retain all their signature sound components. That said, if I absolutely had to axe any of their first four albums from my collection, this would be the one getting the chop, as I prefer the more classic melodic hard rock sound they brought to the table earlier in their career. Credit where credit is due, however, Stevie Blaze never sounded better on guitars than he did on this album; the guy went balls-out psychotic on the six-string here and the metal world is better for it.
||Date: February 2, 2011 at 15:02|
|IMO, this was the last great Axe album.
||Date: August 2, 2012 at 16:29|
|My personal fave of all the Lillian offerings ... and i love them all.
|From: Ydol eM
||Date: April 25, 2013 at 14:51|
|Year 1993 left its footprint also in this group. The first two tracks and the last one too are under the influence of alternative rock bands like Terrorvision (IMO), fortunately since the third song we can listen to intelligent heavy rock made in Lillian Axe with some progressive and alternative ingredients as I mentioned before. I must agree with Dean because this album reminds me my favourite band Saigon Kick a lot. Very good yet not their best. 90/100.
||Date: April 26, 2013 at 5:00|
|ThoseWhoPray, StopTheHate, TheNeedleAndThePain, Crucified heck the whole album worthy mention here on what was IMO the greatest Lillian release from the classic line-up. Darker but more certain, more expansive (check out the borderline prog elements of the epic ThoseWhoPray), Psycho was indeed a quality album released during the onslaught of grunge. Needle could've been a huge radio charmer given the promo and there's a whole bucket of great to be found here. Considering how these bands were bulldozered back when, it's ironic how all these years later the likes of Steve Blaze are continually heralded as guitar greats. And lock that in cause the guy is a talent and continues to be so (last year's XI TheDaysBeforeTomorrow prime example of the band in top form!) Personally appreciated the fact LA went for broke with Psycho some of their finest material can be found on this release. An album that continues to improve with age and certainly worthy of your coin and time! Rating 9
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: April 26, 2013 at 9:40|
|To me, this disc, and Poetic Justice, are where Lillian Axe really came into their own. The first two discs just seemed to lack personality. Good songs, but very standard sounds for the late '80's, and not a surprise they didn't become more successful. So fast-forward a few years, and the sound begins to expand dramatically. Heavy but not headbanging, melodic but unpredictable, blazing guitars (pun intended) without being aimless and noodly, just a great album all around, riffs and melodies everywhere everywhere. There's a lot going on, but the songs never suffer, or sound too "busy" or overblown. Favorites for me would be "Crucified," "Deepfreeze," "Sign Of The Times," 'Those Who Prey," "Voices In My Wall," the title track, and the magical, one-voice-one-guitar ballad "The Day I Met You."
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