This album opened up the 80's, and with a start like this the decade should have been blistering, where did the rest of the music industry go so wrong?
This album is unrelenting, no room for introspection, navel gazing or romanticism, aim for the throat and ram it down, machine gun-like bass lines from Mr. Kilminster drive from one track to another, take no prisoners, Motorhead are staring into the whites of your eyes and shooting with both barrels, it is like ZZ Top's "Tres Hombres" at an orgy and on speed!
The remaster includes an EP Motorhead did with Girlschool for valentines day, including a brilliant cover of the Johnny Kidd and the Pirates song "Please Don't Touch", an excellent addition.
My only criticism would be (hence 4 starts not 5) the pace of the album is the same all the way through and each track can tend to blur into the previous one and by the time you get to the mindblowing finale of "The Hsammer" you can be thinking "this is the same riff as the opening title track, however that could be seen as very clever, a never ending circle that starts exactly where it finishes.
An album everybody should own, buy it now!!