Written by GE 138.
Oh, Motörhead. <3 I will forever always love you, but man, I cannot stand some of your recent output... lol
It's not that it's all terrible - it's really not. It's just more like, that feeling you get when you put on an old pair of what you once thought were the most comfortable boots in the world, and realizing that they're not that comfortable anymore, that's the feeling I get when I listen to some of these new Motörhead songs. I mean, sonically, it's all still there, the blistering bass thumping, the excellent thunderous drumming, Lemmy's gravelly, snarled out vocals, and the dirty, raw guitar sound that thousands of bands have tried (and failed) to emulate, but it's like, you've heard it all before. You know what it sounds like, because you've heard it so many gawd damn times before, because it's like embedded in your DNA. It's not that it's boring, it's just... familiar. Motörhead have got the formula figured out on how to put out the perfect Motörhead album, because they've been doing it for years now, releasing the same album over and over again, with only a slight, few variations. Why fuck with a good thing, ya know? You know what you're gonna get when you slap a Motörhead record on the turntable - you're gonna have some raging rockers (Victory Or Die, Tell Me Who To Kill), songs that start with some incredibly catchy drum runs (Shoot Out All Of Your Lights, Evil Eye), the well crafted pop sensibility song (Fire Storm Hotel), the song that would make a great video (Choking On Your Screams) and the groove heavy new song for strippers to work the pole to (The Devil). The weird thing for me was hearing the ballad on here (Till The End) - when did Motörhead start doing that?? LOL And that Rolling Stones cover (Sympathy For The Devil) - UGH!!! Less said the better. Anyways, there's all sorts of new Motörhead music here, and it sounds fucking great when turned up LOUD, which is how Motörhead's music is supposed to be listened to. I suppose we should be glad that somebody is still making this type of ornery, pulse pounding type of real Rock 'N' Roll music in this day and age, and leave it to the Legends known as Motörhead to do it so well. <3 I wouldn't say that this is an essential piece of plastic that you should have, but owning it will certainly make your music collection all that much better because of it.
Available at every gig that Motörhead plays, and that's a lot, but go see them soon, because you just don't know how long they're gonna be around, ya know? ;-) I don't know if it's available digitally, but you can hear 5 songs from the album on Soundcloud by clicking here. It's also available on iTunes (click here), Amazon (click here), and everywhere else that music is marketed for the masses to consume.