Most of the songs on this album are outstandingwith the exception of a filler at the end. Thin Lizzy stands out as an original band that pounds out rock music with style. “Johnny” conveys the mood of being in the back streets at night, while Brian Robertson burns out his solos in a new style unlike the Jailbreak album. Brian Downey rips on the drums all through “Massacre” and Scott Goham puts one of his heavier guitar solos on this one. The album contains some very poetic songs in “Old Flame”, “Back on the Boarderline”, and “Fool’s Gold”. Most of the songs are able to draw you away in the mood they convey. Phil Lynott lays down his poetry in his lyrics while his bandmates Downey, Gorham, and Robertson give him excellent backing and guitar solos.