LIZZY BORDEN – My Midnight Things

LIZZY BORDEN - My Midnight Things
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    LIZZY BORDEN - My Midnight Things - 8/10


Metal Blade Records
Release date: June 15, 2018

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Lizzy Borden was a busy man on new album My Midnight Things. In addition to co-producing with founding drummer Joey Scott, he did all the writing, all the guitar and bass work, some of the keys, and all of the vocal tracks–all eight thousand, seven hundred and fifty-six of them (a rough estimate). Definitely the most striking aspect of My Midnight Things, Lizzy’s voice is tracked and layered for maximum emotional effect on the album’s ten songs, each of which is a rumination on some aspect of love. About ten different Lizzys can be heard on the opening title track, only six or so Lizzys on follow-up “Obsessed With You”, but then a couple dozen Lizzys show up for the album’s best song, “Long May They Haunt Us” (Lizzy breaks out the corpse paint for the video).

The resultant sound created by this festival of Lizzys is somewhere between classic eighties hair metal and Queen, with some power metal and Goth elements for flavor. Borden and Scott are to be commended for the masterful production and tasteful way they weave the many vocal tracks into such a lush sonic tapestry. Their technique works as well on the rockers as well as the more power balladic tunes like the deeply emotive “My Midnight Things (Reprise)”, which features the vocals of several Lizzys accompanied by piano and keys.

This is the sixth Lizzy Borden studio album, and the first in eleven years; it might not rock as hard as 2007’s Appointment With Death, but it is an intriguing sonic experiment, highly listenable and not quite like anything else you’ll hear this year.



  • Daniel Waters

    Daniel was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio. Iron Maiden’s Piece Of Mind wasn’t the first Metal album he owned, but it was the one that lifted the lid off his soul when he received the record as a gift on his 15th birthday. He's been a Metal fan ever since. He's probably best known as the author of various Young Adult novels such as the Generation Dead series and the ghost story Break My Heart 1,000 Times, now also a major motion picture entitled I Still See You, starring Bella Thorne. Writing and music, especially Heavy Metal music, has always been inextricably linked in his mind and career. His first paid gig doing any type of writing was for Cemetery Dance, where he wrote a horror-themed music column called Dead Beats, and when he was writing the first Generation Dead novel he had a ritual where he started his writing day with a Metal playlist that kicked off with “Crushing Belial” by Shadows Fall.

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