Affectionately called simply "The Lords" by their most devoted fans, the band's image blurred the lines of batcave rockers and glam punks such as Hanoi Rocks. (vocalist Michael Monroe actually guested on one of the Lords albums using the saxophone). Todd Rundgren collaborated with them on "Live for Today", producing and playing synth, a track featured on Is Nothing Sacred. Their music was darker and more melodic than traditional punk. Chris Jones, in his BBC review of the double compilation album Lords Prayer 1 , sums up the band thus "... the band existed in an alternative universe. Here leather, lace and Jack Daniels combined to mean more than just Goth posturing. It was a dangerously sexy carnival where Aleister Crowley's old catchphrase "Do What Thou Wilt" was never more apt."
Bators died after being struck by a car in Paris in 1990, but in 2003 original band members Brian James and Dave Tregunna reformed the band recording a 10-song album Hang On and touring Europe with "LustKillers" frontman/guitarist Adam Becvare.