Personal Troubles & Public Issues (one side per subject) is a pretty decent record, with blazing guitars, clear vocals and relatively thoughtful lyrics. Like a heavy metal album, the sound is crisp and well-balanced, but the songs concern much more engaging topics than bats or hell.
Dirges & Anthems, which comes with a three-song bonus single, refines and improves the approach somewhat, toning the guitars down a little and adding a bit of saxophone, acoustic guitar - even a reggae rhythm. The Wall seem to be pursuing an individual direction that only coincided with the thrash brigade for a short while. ~ Phillip Ewing, 80s Retr80s Retro Music