The artwork for The Lillingtons' Death By Television looks more like the cover of an EC science fiction comic than it does a punk rock album. However, the art is a perfect representation of the album's sound. Surely full of "thrills" and "terror," and with numerous references to fictional characters drawn from sci-fi comic books, novels, and movies (Apeman, Saucermen, etc.), Death By Television is pure fun from start to finish. Due to the lyrical themes and catchy and simplistic nature of the music on Death By Television, the Misfits come to mind as an obvious influence of The Lillingtons’ sound. However, unlike the Misfits’ case, there is an overlying air of comedy to the horror stories which adds to the novelty of the album in a great way. The Lillingtons are a perfect example of a band who excel at making music because they do not take themselves too seriously, and they are not trying to fit a mold; therefore, Death By Television should be regarded as an essential modern punk album, and it will remain as such until a war of the worlds ends life and punk rock as we know it.