LYIN RAMPANT’s magnificent debut (and only, unfortunately) album, released originally in 1987. LYIN RAMPANT featured ex Tytan and ex Heavy Pettin’ members, and they got an international fame thanx to the countless features on magazines like “Kerrang UK”, “Metal Hammer UK”, & many more.

The following is a review of the Album “Up and Cumin”

Scotland brought us in the 1980s HEAVY PETTIN’. This band played Melodic Hard/Heavy Rock like a cross between SAXON, TOKYO BLADE and early DEF LEPPARD. Funnily enough there was another band from Scotland doing the exact same thing. The band was called LYIN RAMPANT and it was the first time in my life I heard anything of the band after the package with the re-issue of their only album from 1987 was dropped in my mailbox. HEART OF STEEL RECORDS did the re-issue of the band’s only 20+ year old album. The band sounded so much like HEAVY PETTIN’, partly due to the connection of several members having played in that band as well, but also because the LYIN RAMPANT vocalist STEWARTIE ADAMS sounded so much like the HEAVY PETTIN’ singer. Highlights on this first CD release of the rare sought after 1987 album are the melodic rock/aor ballad “Don’t walk away” (reminding also a lot of MORITZ) “Way of destiny” (sounds damn great, a catchy uptempo almost AORish Melodic Rocksong a la SHY) and “Say goodbye” (catchy melodic rock a la TOBRUK), but also the unreleased demos sound pretty good. Besides some great material to be heard on this album, especially the guitarwork is very impressive. Without a doubt a highly recommended …

01 – Crazee.
02 – Breakdown.
03 – Promises.
04 – Way Of Destiny.
05 – Don’t Walk Away.
06 – Fantasy Girl.
07 – Say Goodbye (Sayonara).
08 – Kill Them All.
09 – Indoor Games.
10 – Time Again.
11 – Dancin’ On Air (Demo Version).
12 – Life In The Fast Lane (Demo Version).

Stewartie Adams vocals, guitar
Eddie Trainer guitar
Georgie Pringle bass
Tam Creamer drums, percussions
Jakey Blair guitar on tracks 11 & 12
Steve Groves drums on tracks 11 & 12


Lyin Rampant – Up And Cumin’ (1987, 2008R)

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