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  • Summary: The 21st studio release for the British metal band led by Lemmy Kilmister was produced by Cameron Webb.
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  • 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. Q Magazine
    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. Mojo
    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. Kerrang!
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. May 22, 2018
    8
    A modern near-classic from the mighty umlaut gang. These guys actually sound hungry again - Phil Campbell is a riffing fiend, Mikkey DeeA modern near-classic from the mighty umlaut gang. These guys actually sound hungry again - Phil Campbell is a riffing fiend, Mikkey Dee sounds like he has about six arms, and Lemmy has a vocal passion that had nearly been written off based on the last two albums. They even do impressions, nailing a Robin Trower vibe on "Lost Woman Blues", which leaves you wide open for the speed-metal assault that follows in "End Of Time". Surprises like this don't come from bands half Motorhead's age. Long may they wave. Expand
  2. 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