Album Review

Motorhead - AftershockMotorhead – Aftershock

Since forming back in 1975 Motorhead and releasing their self titled debut album in 1977 Moterhead have never stopped working as after nearly 40 years as a band they have just released their 21st studio album ‘Aftershock’ which see’s Motohead carry on the pace of releasing a new album every 2 or 3 years, whilst also constantly touring across the world.

If you have heard any album spanning the massive Motohead back catalogue then you pretty much know what to expect from ‘Aftershock’ as Motorhead have always stayed true to themselves and their fans and never really experimented with their sound and instead have always gone all out with their heavy riffs and Lemmys gruff vocals which always sounds like he’s chugged back far too many whiskeys and puffed on more than enough Torpedo cigars.

The album opens with ‘Heartbreak’ and from the opening riffs you just know that Aftershock is going to be a solid listen and going to feature a few new songs which are going to become regular live anthems and ‘Heartbreak’ instantly fall’s in that category as it is full of heavy musical excellence as the band really go for it jamming along whilst Lemmy puts an almighty stamp on the song with his fast and gruff legendary vocals.

‘Coup De Grace’ keeps the classic Motorhead feeling going with an impressive set of riffs gracing the airwaves within the first few seconds and as the song progresses it shines more and more as the riffs are full of speed and power whilst the general feel of the song is big and bouncy.

‘Lost Women Blues’ see’s Motorhead tone things down and go down a more slow paced bluesy rock route and let’s face it this is not the first time Motorhead have gone down this route and it surely won’t be the last as Motorhead still manage to rock when they go down this route.

The likes of ‘End Of Time’, ‘Going To Mexico, ‘Death Machine’, ‘ Queen Of The Damned’ and album closers ‘Paralyzed’ all run at a huge speed and pack an almighty punch as Motorhead go all out to do what they have always done and create a mad flurry of noise that will have you head banging and chanting-a-long at full throttle.

If you are a hardcore fan of Motorhead I am sure you had ‘Aftershock’ pre ordered from the moment that the album was announced, if you are yet to check out the album but would like to check out some retro sounding rock N roll with an almighty thump then look no further than ‘Aftershock’ as Motorhead have come up trumps again.


Review by Trigger

 Band Members

Phil Campbell
Mikkey Dee
 Track Listing

1. Heartbreaker
2. Coup De Grace
3. Lost Woman Blues
4. End Of Time
5. Do You Believe
6. Death Machine
7. Dust And Glass
8. "Going To Mexico
9. Silence When You Speak To Me
10. Crying Shame
11. Queen Of The Damned
12. Knife
13. Keep Your Powder Dry
14. Paralyzed

 Band Related Links
Motorhead Facebook
 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
- What Was That?