Long Isle, New York’s Holy Mom was founded in 1993 by former Burning up Starr singer/guitarist Mike Tirelli, who, together with guitarist Spike Francis, bassist Randy Coven, and drummer Jim Harris, seemed objective on reviving the specter of ’80s metallic on the eponymous 1995 debut. But, the group got an unexpected convert toward commercial music with the next year’s Tabloid Crush, in fact changing their name to N.O.W. (Not really THE WORLD) because of its release, and then revert to Holy Mom and their primary, classic metal path before 1998’s Toxic Rainfall — odd. In any case, this album, alongside 1999’s Offender Afterlife featured brand-new guitarists Full Naso and Jim Bivano, the final of which continued to be using the group throughout following, power metal-leaning initiatives like 2000’s My Globe Battle and 2003’s Agoraphobia. Tirelli would sign up for fellow N.Con. steel veterans Riot in 2005, but don’t count number against Holy Mother’s go back to recording sooner or later in time.