Metal/Punk icons, Motörhead, comes roaring into town with their newest release, Hammered. Steadily working their way back to the level they reached at their most prominent, Motörhead finds the key time to bring forth a new offering to their fans.
With the addition of "Ace of Spades" to the Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 soundtrack, Motörhead is gaining a whole new generation of fans to follow them into the future.
The album opens with "Walk a Crooked Mile," which reads like an answer to all the media and people who have questioned them over the years, Lemmy, Mikkey, and Phillip roar forth with the same vengeance as they have for the past 20 years. There is some notably slower moments, but with age comes the need to relax, even if it is only from 100 miles per hour to 95.
Vocally, Lemmy hasn’t lost anything. He’s still got the growl of the Macho Man after drinking a gallon of gasoline. With songs like "Brave New World," Lemmy is able to give a commentary on the state of the world today, especially how it’s gone to hell. With lines like "smoking dope will get you more than murder one," Lemmy explains how parents are more willing to send their children to jail rather than raise them.
"Voices from the War" is a wonderful commentary when dealing the current problems in the Middle East. The questions of ‘Where do all the dead soldiers go?’ and ‘Do they ever realize how meaningless it all is?’ are asked by Lemmy, unfortunately, there aren’t any answers.
Calling for people actually enjoy their lives, "Kill the World" begs for people to not feel remorse and realize that most of what your normal person does will not destroy everything. It’s also attacks the Christians fundamentalists who want everything to be a sin, as the songs says, "If you believe these tales they tell, you deserve to burn in hell."
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