There are two types of hard rock fans in the world. Those who love Motörhead, and everyone else! The thing I love about Motörhead is you always know what you are going to get with each and every release. Motörhead always deliver with short, heavy songs that rock. and that is exactly what you are going to find on Motörhead’s 20th release, The Wörld is Yours. What amazes me about Motörhead, or more importantly, Lemmy Kilmister, is they show no sign of slowing down. Lemmy celebrated his 65th birthday in December, but he still rocks with the best of them. To my ears The Wörld is Yours is one of the strongest Motörhead albums in several years! Lemmy will probably never win an award for vocalist of the year, but if you like Lemmy’s vocals, you will be proud to know that Mr. Kilmister hasn’t lost a thing in 2011. His coarse vocals haven’t changed one bit!
The album starts off with a lot of promise, with the opening song “Born to Lose”, Mikkey Dee sounds like he is going to pound his drums into the floor! This is a great, yet dangerous song to play while driving! You may find yourself speeding down the road, rocking to the high speed rhythm of this tune!
I am a sucker for a cool riff, and long time Motörhead axeman Phil Campbell dishes out a pretty cool one, on “Devil’s In My Head”. This is a good catchy rocker that will sound great live! “Rock ‘N’ Roll Music” is more of a bluesy rocker, that brings AC/DC to mind every time I hear it.
Mikkey Dee takes the song “Outlaw” to the next level for me. His awesome drumming really takes this song up a notch.
If you aren’t head banging after the first minute of “I Know What You Need”, then you need to turn in hard rock fan membership card. This song flat out rocks!
Overall, the strongest tracks on The Wörld is Yours are “Born To Lose”, “The Devil’s In My Head”, “Outlaw”and “I Know What You Need”. There isn’t one song on this CD that doesn’t rock hard. If you are a fan of Motörhead, you will definitely enjoy The Wörld is Yours. If you aren’t a fan, go back to listening to your Lady Ga Ga CD’s. Lemmy and company will keep the rest of us rocking happily!
1. Born To Lose
2. I Know How To Die
3. Get Back In Line
4. Devil’s In My Head
5. Rock ‘N’ Roll Music
6. Waiting For The Snake
7. Brotherhood Of Man
9. I Know What You Need
10. Bye Bye Bitch Bye Bye
Lemmy Kilmister – bass guitar, vocals
Phil Campbell – guitar
Mikkey Dee – drums