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Not just one of the best recent Motorhead albums, one of the best ever!
on 14 May 2015
If I remember correctly, this album got the coveted Kerrang! 'Album Of The Year' accolade for 2000(?), if so, none can really argue. While a lot of rock fans have dismissed Motorhead even as far back as 1980's 'Ace Of Spades' (their pinnacle to many) a lot of us more sensible people have stuck to the band like glue and have 9 times out of 10 been rewarded with fantastic albums - this one being towards the top of those 9, and (in my opinion) up there with the very best of Motorhead albums, breaking into my Top 5.
Every one of the 10 tracks are classics, instantly memorable and catchy. From the opening heavy barrage of the sleazy 'See Me Burning' all the way to the 'Ace Of Spades' sampling closing title track, Motorhead are filled with more bile, aggression, attitude and sheer class than many bands a third of their age! There are also some well-executed ventures into Dropped Tuning territory on the sledgehammer riffage of 'Slow Dance,' and its tailgunner 'Stay Out Of Jail' that blend in seamlessly without making it an issue - they sound great! All songs are rockers apart from the distortedly melancholic 'One More F****** Time.' Many have complained about the cover of the Sex Pistols' 'God Save The Queen' but I really do not see what the issue is. If anything, it should be praised as a superior version - it has Lemmy on it people!!!
The production is flawless as always, and all three members can be heard clearly and are well mixed.
The artwork is again a classic cover, and is a nod to all the bands that have followed, imitated or been inspired by this great band.