built upon the success of "Overkill
" by adopting a sensible "if it ain't broke don't fix it" philosophy on this follow up album, with the songs again built around simple but very effective riffs and characterised by Lemmy's thundering bass and Fast Eddie Clarke
's strident guitar sound.
On the brilliant "Stone Dead Forever
", there's even a clever intro which rivals the majesty of the intro to "Overkill
While most of the songs belt along at a furious pace, there are a couple of interesting slower tunes on there as well.
First there's the doomladen glory of "Sweet Revenge
", a song which features an unusual rhythmic sound which puts you in mind of a saw, slicing through some poor victim's limbs,perfectly reflecting the sentiments of Lemmy's lyrics.
Then there's "Step Down
", a splendidly languid, sleazy blues workout, distinguished by the unusual move of Eddie Clarke supplying the vocals.
However the highlight of this great album has to be the closing track, "Bomber
", a high speed rock classic which is one of the best songs Motörhead
have ever done.
This is a stunning album which is almost as good as its predecessor.