Bezerker! This one is pretty rare. I sure as hell don’t own a copy (I have a ripped CD). In fact, I had a hard time finding a decent pic of the cover on the net. The best I could come up with is the small pic on the left. I’ve never seen a copy in the flesh.
Lost was the only album by Australia’s Bezerker. It was independently released by Extremely Fine Records (probably a private pressing by the band). I’m really kind of surprised this album doesn’t get even a little recognition. This is a pretty enjoyable late eighties technical thrash album. The most distinguishing feature on Lost, for me, would be the clean vocals of Pat Cummins. He had a bit of a Joey Belladonna thing going on. You have to respect these clean-voiced guys who to “sing” over technical thrash. This form of music doesn’t really lend itself to singing. It’s just hard to put a melody over all these rhythmic discombobulations. Cummins gives a yeoman’s effort, and at minimum, makes things interesting. While some tracks on Lost, particularly towards the end of the album, don’t really coalesce into anything all that memorable, there are a few really good tracks to cherry pick. The lead track Take All, as well as Halloween, are two really nasty cuts. My personal favorite, though, would be something I consider to be no less than a thrashterpiece! I’m talking about the amazing I Lost, which is frantic and schizoid (in a good way), and features a really great chorus. One of my all-time favorite thrash songs. Check it out! My score: B