This is an outstanding piece of work which almost matches the magnificence of "Bastards
",released a few years previously,and like that album it boasts an impressive variety of song styles.
" is a perfect opener,bludgeoning the listener into submission with a vicious combination of pounding drums and fierce guitar.This is followed by some good time rock and roll in the shape of "Crazy Like A Fox
",and then comes "I Don't Believe a Word
",a brooding,menacing track,driven by the heaviest,dirtiest bassline you'll ever hear this side of hell.
"Eat The Gun
",powered by a deceptively simple, manic riff, sees Motorhead displaying their punk credentials,while other highlights include the steady groove of "Overnight Sensation
" and the unusual rhythm of the chorus on the punishing "Them
But the biggest surprise has to be the final track,"Listen To Your Heart
".With its catchy chorus and emphasis on acoustic guitars it's Motorhead at their most radio friendly but it's a great song which neatly rounds off a brilliant album.