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3 Stars For The Album, 4 Stars For Red Raw!!!,
This review is from: Hammered (Audio CD)
Not Classic Motorhead but still a good album - maybe the production in parts could be a little better?
I certainly prefer it to Snake Bite Love - but 2004's Inferno in truth is more consistent!
The song's are not the most immediate but there's still a few nuggets here.
There is one song however that stands out; RED RAW.
This is perhaps the fastest & heaviest track that I have ever heard from this band. It's an absolute juggernaut, in the style of Locomotive, Snaggletooth, Claw & The Hammer. The bass has to be heard to be believed, it fires the song along, dominant in the mix, loud & distorted, it's like the bass line to Ace Of Spades, only 3 times faster!
Added to this are the all out speed metal drums of Mikkey Dee with unrelenting double bass pedals & ferocious riffs from Phil Campbell with a ripping lead break. And of course, Lemmy growls away in style with some of Motorhead's most blood-curdling lyrics ever!
A decent album with Motorhead's best ever 'Speed' track!