Prison Bound, Social D's second album, came after a five year hiatus from their debut that is 1983's Mommy's Little Monster. It is evident that in those 5 years a lot happened to the band, but significantly frontman Mike Ness, that would change Social D's style. Their debut album was a straight forward punk classic with not much diversity. Prison Bound, however, shows a different side to the band. It features more of a rockabilly tone taking influence from the likes of Johnny Cash, The Stones, and Hank Williams but the punk is still strong and vibrant. This newer sound would increase to the next album, self titled, and then reach its peak on 1992's Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell. But Prison Bound offers the perfect balence bewteen the two styles. It is clear that the band hasn't lost its ability to play fast punk rock shown in songs such as It's The Law and Indulgence. It is also noteable that the title track and Lost Child are some of the band's finest songs, and indeed emotional lyrically. Prison Bound is a solid punk album with every track having something to offer, making it one of the finest punk albums of the 80s.