Monday, 21 October 2013

Aftershock - Motorhead

If you are after some high octane rock & roll then Motorhead's latest album just what you are after. 13 hard rocking, high speed tracks of bastard boogie, and one slower blues number which gives a contemplative pause in the middle of the album, are delivered in Motorhead's unique style that eternally lives somewhere between rock & roll, heavy metal, and a bottle of Jack Daniels.

Whilst you may be thinking "didn't they do all their best stuff in the 80's this is a band that is still, somehow inexplicably, still finding the top of their game on their 21st album. There is real diversity in the music as it rolls around what hard-edged rock can be, the lyrics are still finding new tales of love, war, freedom, abuses of power, and the life that the high king Lemmy has been living. Top it off with a clean & simple production of three top notch musicians on year 18 of working together and there isn't much more you could ask for. The only off note I can find in the whole thing is that Lemmy's voice isn't quite as bold & brash as it once was (most likely due to the health issues he's reported to be having), though its moving from an A+ to an A and is far from stopping this being an thumper of an album. I look forward to seeing which of it's tracks they put in their set the next time I see them live.
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