Motorhead
Motorizer


4.0
excellent

Review

by CoreySzn USER (26 Reviews)
November 27th, 2008 | 24 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If there's one band who can get away with nearly every song sounding the same, it's Motorhead.

Motorhead hasn't changed much in their 33 years as a band, so most people know what to expect when they put on one of their records. Their trademark sound of proto-heavy metal powered by blazing guitars, distorted bass and Lemmy's rough vocals is instantly recognizable. You can pretty much tell a Motorhead song when you hear it as they have been reprising this same formula over the years. This process has worked well for them though as they have generated a great amount of success and legendary status in the metal community. The band is now on their nineteenth album, Motorizer and come out just as strong as they always have.

Onto the record, as I mentioned earlier, Motorizer isn't anything different from most of their other outings so if you're a Motorhead fan looking for something to jam to, then you wont be disappointed. We already know that, but are there any future classics on this album" Well, there are a few ones that have the potential. One of them being the crushing opener, "Runaround Man." This song is fast, infectious and has a solid vibe that will fit in nicely in their concerts. Another one is the single, "Rock Out" which starts out with that unmistakable bass line that Lemmy delivers like no other. "Where The Eagle Screams" and "Heroes" are also great tracks, the latter would make a nice sing-along at future shows. "English Rose" carries a catchy chorus. Even the slower songs stand out, the blues-heavy "One Short Life" in particular. While they aren't as great as the classics like "Ace of Spades," "Overkill," or "Iron Fist" but they do have the potential to rank up there with those songs.

Lyrically, Motorizer is also what you'd expect from the band as well with their usual themes of rock n' roll, sex, fighting, etc. They do branch out a bit on the politically-laced "When The Eagle Screams" but aside from that, it's mostly the same themes mentioned earlier. They aren't exactly the most memorable lyrics or noteworthy but they fit the music nicely.

To sum it all up, Motorizer is Motorhead just doing what they do best, and that's playing straight-up metal that hits you right in the face. Every track will make you rock out. (Hah!) The obvious production improvements make this album sound heavier and harder than some of their most recent works. The members may have aged a bit, but they come out sounding just as great as they always have, delivering yet another solid album for fans to enjoy.

Favorite Tracks: Runaround Man, Rock Out, One Short Life, The Thousand Names of God



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ASberg
November 27th 2008


2161 Comments


Rock out with your cock out.

south_of_heaven 11
November 27th 2008


5513 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

album fucking rules fucking hard

bastard
November 27th 2008


3432 Comments


see this is the difference between Motorhead and AC/DC, while AC/DC just repeat, Motorhead repeat with a sense for making the repeated stuff sound excellent. If that makes any sense.

Good review anyway.

KTV
November 27th 2008


760 Comments


I really need to get this.



This is fucking killer.This Message Edited On 11.27.08

Ironpriest
November 27th 2008


403 Comments


I only have the Ace Of Spades album, should i get this one too?

bastard
November 27th 2008


3432 Comments


and you call yourself a fan of classic metal.

bastard
November 27th 2008


3432 Comments


obviously

CoreySzn
November 28th 2008


37 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That's really a no contest. Haha.

Shattered_Future
November 28th 2008


1560 Comments


Album opener RULES SO HARD. Then I kinda turn it off.

TheStarclassicTreatment
November 28th 2008


2910 Comments


About the whole AC/DC vs. Motorhead thing, well, Motorhead wins.

I resent that

WarAllTheTime988
December 14th 2008


360 Comments


This is a superb album and a great addition to the already impressive Motorhead library, but it's a shame more people aren't into this (atleast based on the fact that only 17 people have rated it).

Spare
January 17th 2009


5567 Comments


Heard "Rock Out" and vomited.
It's Ace of Spades.
My god.

Douchebag
January 17th 2009


3626 Comments


I only have the ace of spades album, but i just heard runaround man on youtube and wow, just WOW, THAT is real rock n roll. coming from a dude over 60.

KTV
January 17th 2009


760 Comments


Solid album, but gets boring towards the end.

ConorMichaelJoseph
February 7th 2009


1870 Comments


Only got this last week, but it is killer.

Jesuslaves
November 19th 2010


4730 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

runaround man is one of the best things i've heard in a long time

tylerdurdenpt
December 15th 2011


96 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Not great, but "The Thousand Names Of God" is one of the best MH tracks ever.

rockandmetaljunkie
May 2nd 2012


7594 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Best Motorhead album since 1987's Rock n Roll.

tylerdurdenpt
December 11th 2012


96 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah, this is pretty good and could be great, if it didn't have fillers.

InFlamesWeThrash666
August 31st 2015


8523 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Rock n roll

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