is arguably one of the best and most important albums in the history of hard rock and heavy metal, marking as it does the moment when Motörhead
first unleashed the ferocious musical attack they would become famous for.
Combining a love of rock'n'roll, with the fury and energy of punk, nothing quite like this had ever been heard before and they quickly became pretty much the only band that appealed to rock fans and punk kids alike.
Opening track "Overkill
" is a declaration of intent from it's breathtaking double-kick intro through some gloriously manic soloing to the sheer genius of its two false endings. It's a masterpiece which quite rightly has been the finale of Motörhead
performances for many years.
For the rest of the album, the band opt to keep it simple,with songs built around strong but staightforward riffs, driven by Lemmy's unique bass playing style which is particularly impressive on "Stay Clean" and the slightly milder (but no less) magnificent "Metrpolis".
However, they do have a surprise in store with final track "Limb From Limb
" : a slow, bluesy number in which Motörhead
pause halfway through before putting the hammer down and breaking into an insanely fast dash to the album's finish.
A legendary album from a legendary band !!