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  • Summary: The 21st studio release for the British metal band led by Lemmy Kilmister was produced by Cameron Webb.
  • Record Label: UDR
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, British Metal, New Wave of British Heavy Metal
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Oct 21, 2013
    80
    Raging against the reaper is hardly new 'Head territory, but Lemmy hasn't sounded this engaged with his art in years.
  2. Jan 7, 2014
    80
    Here comes Motorhead, oblivious, oddly unpredictable, deliciously bluesy, punky and rocking--simply magnificent. [Jan 2014, p.126]
  3. Oct 22, 2013
    80
    Aftershock is another worthy entry into Motörhead’s long discography, with 14 rollicking tracks of brawn, broads, and blazing riffs.
  4. Nov 25, 2013
    80
    The hammer-down moments are the most satisfying, with End Of Time, Death Machine and the frenetic Queen Of The Damned confirming you will not hear a louder, more defiant rock'n'roll album this year. [Dec 2013, p.84]
  5. Nov 27, 2013
    80
    Aftershock proves that they can still produce the goods in the studio. [2 Nov 2013, p.52]
  6. Oct 21, 2013
    76
    The majority of the record is a classic ride-or-die Motörhead proposition, punctuated with just the right amount of breathing room.
  7. Oct 21, 2013
    60
    Endlessly obsessed with damned dames and the fugitive life, Kilmister remains most powerful at his most apocalyptic.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. May 21, 2014
    3
    Never been a huge metal-head, but I can make an exception for the grand-fathers of the genre, right? Wrong. A really bad record. It's savedNever been a huge metal-head, but I can make an exception for the grand-fathers of the genre, right? Wrong. A really bad record. It's saved from any lower score because they do what they do very well. It's energetic, fast and fun. But it's not my cup of tea. Expand