JUSTIN’S METAL REVIEWS W/C
MOTORHEAD / MOTORIZER
Let’s face facts here, Motorhead are a British Rock institution, the very fact that the band are still going strong after 32 years, commands great respect and although the band have had line up changes they have somehow stayed the same, without sounding stale or outdated, which is a neat trick in its self.
By my calculations this the Motorhead’s 20th studio album and I am pleased to say it’s business as usual, Lemmy is still sounding as good as ever and still craning out the hard edged Rock, with the bass chords, the other guys do just as well. Lets take a look at the songs, you have the superb lead track “Runaroud Man” that shows you they mean business and “Rock Out” and “(Teach You How To) Sing The Blues” are just as choc full of the patent Lemmy riffs. There are the songs about war, in the shape of “When The Eagle Screams”, “Heroes” and “The Thousand Names Of God”.
This CD yet more proof that there is plenty of life in the old dog yet and that Motorhead are still a force to be reckoned with and can still give the younger bands a run for their money, Motorheadbanger’s will rejoice, long may the band continue.
TOTAL PLAYING TIME = 40 mins + 11 ROCKING TRACKS
ROSS THE BOSS / NEW METAL LEADER
For those who don’t know Ross The Boss is the former guitarist with Manowar and the Dictators, so you should know what to expect, True Metal, for Ross is the Master of the power chord and Lord of the riff, lightning will strike and thunder will roar.
Musically this is Ross at his best, epic, larger-than-life Metal, played with passion and conviction that takes no prisoners, its “Death And Glory” all the way and as his song goes “I Got The Right”, he certainly has. The vocalist in the band is, Patrick Fuchs and although he’s no Joey D, his range is slightly higher but suits the songs well, just listen to the relentless Metallic power of “Plague Of Lies”, “We Will Kill” or “Blood Of Knives” and listen to the Boss at his best, making his guitar growl like some rampant demon one minute and screaming like a banshee the next. It’s not all out Metal, there are plenty of dynamics on show here as the very haunting start to “God Of Dying” shows where Patrick gets to shine vocally before the Metal commences.
Its really good to hear Ross The Boss back in action and this will do very nicely until the next Manowar album, buy or die indeed the limited digipack has 2 extra tracks, also listen out for; “May The God’s Be With You”, with its very catchy, commercialism, the epic “Immortal Son” and “The Matador”.
TOTAL PLAYING TIME = 48 mins + 11 TRACKS