DEATH, TAXES AND LEMMY!
Motörhead Bad Magic Album Review, 5 Skulls!
There are really only a few things in life we can count on. One is that we will die, two we have to pay taxes. Another is that Lemmy and Motörhead are going to release a pulse pounding, heavy, punk rock inspired album, and they do not disappoint at all.
After 40 years Lemmy is still one of the baddest men in rock, and being backed by Philip Campbell (guitar) and Mikkey Dee (drums) they live up to all the snarls, heavy riffs and purely flawless drums that is Motörhead, true and true.
The songs are as catchy as ever and 'Shoot Out All the Lights' contains a great call and response section. Motörhead have always been capable of busting out a great ballad and this doesn't change with the infectious 'Til The End'.
Every song is a heavy performance by this trio and then we hit the grand finale, a cover of the Rolling Stones' 'Sympathy for the Devil', I love when bands do songs from other artists and make it their own not a copy of the original and Lemmy has done just that, taken a great song and made it even better with snarls and sinister intentions, which made me grin that evil grin.
From top to bottom I find this one of the best albums of the year, and will be at the top of our list at our Top 10 Albums of the Year come December.
SKULL RATING: out of 5
Track Listings and Skull Rating per song
1. Victory Or Die *****
2. Thunder & Lightning *****
3. Fire Storm Hotel *****
4. Shoot Out All of Your Lights *****
5. The Devil *****
6. Electricity ****
7. Evil Eye *****
8. Teach Them How To Bleed *****
9. Till The End *****
10. Tell Me Who To Kill *****
11. Choking On Your Screams ****
12. When The Sky Comes Looking For You *****
13. Sympathy For The Devil *****