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Lillian Axe is a rock/glam metal band founded in the late 1980's. The most well-known lineup of the band was Ron Taylor (lead vocals), Steve Blaze (lead guitar), Jon Ster (rhythm guitar), Darrin Delatte (bass), and Gene Barnett (drums).

Poetic Justice was their most successful album, which hit the streets in January of 1992. Fueled by the hit single, "True Believer" and followed by their cover of the Badfinger classic, "No Matter What", Poetic Justice reached the upper 100 of the Billboard album charts.

The band disbanded in 1995, and re-united in 1999. However, Fall 2004 brought the resignation of vocalist Ron Taylor and the introduction of new vocalist Derrick LeFevre. In May 2006 Darrin DeLatte decided to leave and commit himself full-time to his band Lowside. Replacing him was bassist Eric Morris.

2007 brought the release of Waters Rising. In 2009, they released Sad Day on Planet Earth.
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LILLIAN AXE Lillian Axe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lillian Axe
Glam Metal 1988
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Love + War
Glam Metal 1989
LILLIAN AXE Poetic Justice album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Poetic Justice
Hard Rock 1992
LILLIAN AXE Psychoschizophrenia album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Hard Rock 1993
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Waters Rising
Hard Rock 2007
LILLIAN AXE Sad Day on Planet Earth album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Sad Day on Planet Earth
Hard Rock 2009
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Deep Red Shadows
Hard Rock 2010
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XI: The Days Before Tomorrow
Hard Rock 2012

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Live 2002
Hard Rock 2002

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Out of the Darkness - Into the Light
Hard Rock 1991
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Fields Of Yesterday
Hard Rock 1999

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LILLIAN AXE Sad Day on Planet Earth

Album · 2009 · Hard Rock
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Nocturnal symphony...

Genre: heavy metal

Lillian Axe have been around the block a few times, taking a musical journey from glam metal / hard rock over progressively inclined metal to more traditional metal. The present album is a bit of melting pot, drawing on various metal style, but the basis is traditional heavy metal.

I think that, overall, the albums is pretty decent, but marked by mediocricy, which is a bit of a shame, because there certainly is a lot of good stuff on it, too.

The album starts out well with the acoustic intro "Cocoon", and then the roller coaster ride begins. Tracks like "Megaslowfade" (which contains a vocal melody which is disturbingly similar to Kiss' "I Was Made for Lovin' You"), "Jesus Wept", Ignite", "Sad Day on Planet Earth", Ignite", "The Grand Scale of Finality", "Within Your Reach", "Cold Day in Hell", and "Fire, Blood, the Earth and the Sea" all contain both weak and strong elements. The general weakness, I think, is repetitiveness within the individual song, but still, every track I've mentioned contains one or two or more interesting, sometimes genius, elements which make it worthwhile listening to.

Other tracks, I think, are very successful, such as the more progressive-like "Hibernate", "Down Below the Ocean", "Nocturnal Symphony", "Kill Me Again", and the ballady "Bllod Raining Down on Her Wings". These tracks are very good, but held back by the vocal style, which is not very versatile and more good ole rock 'n' roll-ish. I think that a more operatic style would suit this album much better.

The production is a but fuzzy, which is not a problem to me, but might be to you if you're used to the very polished productions we hear today. The drums in particular sound very strange at times. There is nothing wrong with the musicianship, though, and especially the guitar solos are blazing. They're a bi tretro, but I like that. Certainly, there's a very talented guitarist behind them.

So, this is not a bad album at all, and if you like AOR and traditional heavy metal, you might want to buy it.

LILLIAN AXE Psychoschizophrenia

Album · 1993 · Hard Rock
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Lillian Axe had just began turning people's head with several hits from their "Poetic Justice" in 1992 when grunge wave came sweeping in. The band tried to survive the change by releasing "Psychoschizophrenia" which incorporated a darker element and deeper essence to the music and lyric department respectively. Big thumbs up to Stevie Blaze who wrote all the songs, this man is simply a genius definition, not to mention the thrilling guitar solos he had on this album.

"Crucified" is a blazing opener, crushing forward with an intense hard rock, followed by a groovy track of "Deepfreeze" with a wonderful solo. "Sign of The Times" has a combination of dark verse, melodic bridge, and catchy rough chorus. A stunning delivery by the band and this one is the best track of the album. Couple of great ballads here are unbelievably pretty. "The Needle And Your Pain" that's dedicated to a late friend who died of cancer and "The Day I Met You", an ode to the lost love, this track is emotionally sad and touching. Some great songs that I like here are "Stop The Hate", "Deep Blue Shadows", and the Japanese bonus track, "Here Is Christmas".

To sum up, "Psychoschizophrenia" contained a mix of early glam with a bit of alternative influence, a bit dark and heavy, but melodic and accessible at the same time. This is a grower and not an easy album, probably needs at least 4-5 spins to capture the whole magical thing of Blaze's ideas. A brilliant underrated album that ever came out in 1993!

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