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Long Live Motorhead!,
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This review is from: The World Is Yours (Audio CD)
Following on from the excellent 'Motorizer' (2008) album Motorhead released this record a few years back to once again rock loud and fast leaving our heads in a spin!
The album opens in typical Motorhead fashion with the frenetic 'Born to lose' that sets the standard for the rest of the album, fast heavy riffs, good drumming and a superb solo by Phil Campbell (his solos are great on this album). There isn't a bad track on the album, all good songs but my favourite song is the apocolyptic 'Brotherhood of man' that to my ears sounds like 'March or die' sped up (also similar to Orgasmatron) where Lemmy growls about the dark side of humanity where we are "worse than animals" and that "we kill for money, wealth and lust, for this we should be damned. We are the disease upon the world, Brotherhood of man". I also love 'Devils in my head' and 'Outlaw' which conjured up images of the wild west in america, with its saloon bars, brothels, pimps and gunslingers.
The album closes with the fast paced 'bye bye bitch bye bye' which sounds similar to 'rock n roll music' in that they both could have been released in the 1970s with their Quo (and ZZ top) type riffs. Interestingly the single they used to promote the album was the up tempo punk rocker 'Get back in line' which might be my least favourite track on the album.
So a superb album then! Although I haven't yet heard the entire discography of Motorhead I can't comment on where it places out of them all, but I do think that this is definately one of their recent best. And with their new album 'Aftershock' only days away it's time for celebration and some head banging! Long live Motorhead!