Album Review: Motorhead – The World Is Yours (SPV)

Lemmy and comrades strike back after a disappointing 2008 album

[a]Motorhead[/a]’s previous album, 2008’s ‘Motörizer’, found Lemmy and comrades striving to maintain their bad-ass reputation at the mercy of a sterile production and a bunch of frankly mediocre songs. Thankfully, on ‘The World Is Yours’ the band sound more engaged than they have in some time. The perennial music crit line with [a]Motorhead[/a] is that every album sounds much the same. This isn’t true, as fans of the Bill Laswell-produced ‘Orgasmatron’ will attest. A grim echo of that unorthodox classic manifests here in the form of ‘Brotherhood Of Man’, a war-obsessed grinder which reconfigures many of the elements that made the 1986 album’s title track so chillingly effective.

Joseph Stannard