Company: Nuclear Blast Release: 2011 Genre: Traditional Reviewer: EC
MOTORHEAD. They have carried that cross for thirty-five years. Who would ever believe that Lemmy and his gang would still be running the streets, back alley brawling and pulverizing the pubs with that dirty metal sound? Thirty-five years of LOUD heavy metal, turned up to ten and blasting craniums and necks while ruling the tundra with an iron fist.
Ladies and gentlemen...we have a brand new Motorhead record, right on time and right on schedule.
Every two metal years metal fans can shake their fist to the rough and tumble sounds of Lemmy and the boys and this new record is no exception. "The World Is Yours" is chock full of smokin' Motorhead numbers, vintage and the same yet still a pounding sensation of what is right with the metal world. The album is still Motorhead and fans and community know what they are getting. Few bands can get away with it, but decade after decade the band still puts out the same music, arguably the same album again and again. Songs like "Born To Lose" and "I Know What You Need" are seasoned and vintage Motorhead and could have been lifted from any of the band's last ten albums. Loud bass, Dee's pounding drums (with more emphasis on double bass apparently) and Phil's lion-roar strings...it’s all here. Favorites for me are the grinding "Waiting for the Snake" and the vicious, groove-licious "Brotherhood Of Man".
The Bottom Line - As consistent as a fridge light we do have another Motorhead record. God Bless Lemmy.
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