Company: UDR Music Release: 2015 Genre: Heavy Metal, hard rock Reviewer: T Ray Verteramo
"Bad Magic" delivers everything you know and love about Motörhead with twice the 'tude and more rock than you can handle. Saturated in their legendary, distinctive tattoo sound, the better portion of their latest adds a classic rockabilly, Chuck Berry meets Jerry Lewis-ish meets old-school punk undertone that undermines anyone who thinks to trap them in a Metal box. "We are Motörhead and we play rock and roll," indeed.
"Thunder and Lightning" takes the "Ace of Spades" and throws it like a Chinese star at your throat. "Shoot Out All of Your Lights" showcases Mickey Dee's skin-bashing talents before pummeling into a train rolling, silver streak bar fight of a number. "Evil Eye" is just good, bad fun and they take the Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" to a level the original skipped, by kicking the tempo up a notch and gracing it with the raspy voice of a real devil of a guy – I could go on.
Fucking Motörhead. One of the best they've done in years. Don't fool yourselves boys and girls, no one's dying anytime soon.
About this Writer: T. Ray Verteramo // T. Ray is a product of New York Mediterranean upbringing, discovering Alice Cooper before puberty, and Iron Maiden after. Taken underwing by the former managing editor of Hit Parader magazine in 1985, she took to freelancing, writing up the local and national circuit for 7 years. A new millennium, a published dystopic thriller, and a CNN article on life in metal in the 80's later, she's been thrown back to the wolves, into a much darker and deeper part of the forest.
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