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One of Motorhead's heaviest and most under-rated albums.
on 18 November 2013
As a big fan of Motorhead, its incredibly annoying to hear the phrases 'every Motorhead album sounds the same' or 'none of their albums are worth listening to after Eddie left/post 'Ace Of Spades'.' Ignore them, and try this album, as its fantastic and quite possibly one of the best driving albums out there and in my opinion is up there with holy trinity of Motorhead albums (Overkill, Bomber and Ace Of Spades).
This is the first Motorhead album proper ('No Remorse' is more or less a compilation album) to feature Phil Campbell and Wurzel as guitarists and the only album to feature Pete Gill on drums, with of course, the one and only Lemmy on bass and vocals.
The production, although improved on this version, isn't the best, but its far from being as bad as a lot have said it is and is nowhere near as noticeable as say '...And Justice For All' by Metallica. Lemmy has even gone as far as saying he doesn't really like the album due to the production being so bad, but I honestly believe it to be a minor thing and in no way diminishes the sheer quality of the songs on this album.
Now the important stuff - the songs - and this is where Orgasmatron strikes gold! From the memorable power chord bounce of 'Deaf Forever' to the heavy and doomy title track, this album oozes class, tempo-changes, quality and finds Motorhead in top rock form! Their heaviest offering by some distance at that point and quite possibly only collectively topped by 1995's 'Sacrifice' or 'Inferno' in terms of heaviness - we'll never really be able to compare as they were all recorded a decade or two apart. 'Ain't My Crime,' 'Doctor Rock' and 'Ridin With The Driver' are also highlights, and the innuendo-laden 'Claw' shows Lemmy reaching the highest vocal notes of his career! But, you can take your pick here as every single song really adds to the album and brings something different to the table.
So get your keys, put this in your CD player, hit the open road and turn the volume up for the ride of your life on the Orgasmatron!!!