Release Date: August 28, 2015
Review Date: August 23, 2015
Motörhead has been rattling teeth, bones and ears with their legendary rock and roll for 40 years and they show absolutely no signs of letting up on their fans’ eardrums. Nothing proves that more than their 22nd studio album, “Bad Magic”.
Bristling with thunderous attitude, pioneering spirit and some of the fiercest rhythms and riffs that is guaranteed to beat the aforementioned fans eardrums into gleeful submission this year, “Bad Magic” is a massive kick in the teeth for anyone who dared believe it might be otherwise. This is THE album that Motörhead fans have been painfully waiting for since the band’s 2013 album, “Aftershock”. And the album will show that Motörhead are as strong, mean, loud, relentless, and uncompromising as ever.
Drawing on their own vast catalogue of road-warrior freewheeling rock and roll spirit, “Bad Magic” also strides confidently into some of the earlier attitudes of Motörmusic. Written and recorded in the studio together, for the first time in the Kilmister/Campbell/Dee era, the more “live” approach to creating “Bad Magic” has obviously paid dividends in this regard.
Three randomly chosen Boomerocity favorites from the lucky thirteen cuts from “Bad Magic” are:
Fire Storm Hotel: The sonic boom from this cut is hard hitting, in your face rock and roll. Gotta love it!
Till The End: This tune is sure to have crowds waving their horns in the air as they sway to this mesmerizing rocker. The guitar solo is for the record books (no pun intended).
Sympathy For The Devil: Lemmy and the boys speed up this Rolling Stones classic that will, no doubt, introduce younger fans to it and cause older fans to think back on the history and lore of this tune.
Long time, die-hard Motörhead fans will want to snap this album up via pre-order ASAP and get well versed on it ahead of the band’s upcoming tour.