Album Reviews

Motorhead – The World Is Yours

Released By EMI Records

Release Date: Out Now!!!

Genre: Motorhead Rock and Roll

Links: http://www.imotorhead.com/

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Line Up:

Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister – bass guitar, vocals

Phil Campbell – guitar

Mikkey Dee – drums


Tracklist:

01. Born To Lose

02. I Know How To Die

03. Get Back In Line

04. Devils In My Head

05. Rock ‘N’ Roll Music

06. Waiting For The Snake

07. Brotherhood Of Man

08. Outlaw

09. I Know What You Need

10. Bye Bye Bitch Bye Bye


The slew of dark bottomless and emptiness of pure slab crunching rock and roll……ahh it must sound like another Motorhead record. Yep the now twentieth studio album from veteran hall of fame career and of the consistent music that is Motorhead. Perhaps the most surprising thing is that the unforgiven balls to the wall attitude of the one and only Lemmy Kilmister. I can’t believe the guy is pushing 70 and still finds a way to inject what is left in his bones on the new record “The World Is Yours”.

I guess when one recalls on it’s life some may be left with an unaccompanied feeling of loneliness an a life less filled. But don’t tell that to Lemmy as his roller coaster life of music is an ultimate example of sex, drugs and rock and roll. Simply put, his music is the man’s religion and judging from his latest offering, he still has some deep belief in what he is worshiping.

There is nothing new I can add that hasn’t already been said in other reviews around the web before, nothing has changed in terms of sound and style. The same Motorhead aggressiveness and nastiness chops are featured here, so compared to the vast catalog of the band I say it ranks up very well. If I had to compare I would want to contrast the same style experienced on the band’s Inferno record back in 2004. Kilmister’s gravy raging voice never sounded more upbeat on the number “The Devil Is In My Head”.

The crunchy guitar axe of Phil Campbell are noteworthy and the continued bass thumping of Lemmy is always something to be fond of. The all rock anthem “Rock N Roll Music” is a nice example where the groove rhythm dominates from top to bottom. Almost broke my neck after some serious headbanging on the splintering groove of “Waiting For The Snake”. I’m sure the casual fan may get bored of the same structure of these songs, but what you have to admire is the longevity of a band that has seriously created more of a cult atmosphere every time they make music.

I can’t imagine anyone breathing today who considers themselves some sort of rock fan to not have dug anything Motorhead has done in the past lifetime, is just not feasible right? You can stroll and blindly pick any record from the bands huge library of hits and you will no doubt find the same substance and controlled energy on each song. The World Is Yours is yet another in the long line of successful albums by this legendary crew. How often do you still get a chance to witness a legendary band around and kicking ass while not giving a damn who likes it or not? One quotes is enough: “Relics are treasured as something close to the divine”. Jeez Lemmy you really did create your own religion… Knock it back!!!

Written by Denys

Ratings Denys    8/10


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