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Inferno" became Motörhead's heaviest album in years, although the album's final song "Whorehouse Blues" was something of an exception with its country blues style and Lemmy on harmonica. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. But I guess that no Motörhead tune ever did this after “Ace of Spades” – and this is no problem at all, because this band offered other values: permanent reliability, dirty humor, powerful chords.

Lemmy adds, "That was a great thing, 'cause Mickey can be really intimidating and so can I, and Phil can be really violent. Inferno” bursts out of the boxes with lots of self-confidence and so the right frame is set for the songs. Right, and it still works and has integrity because of its rootsy feel and downhome sensibility--this is no cheesey acoustic ballad. Ten songs like this would make a competent Motorhead album, but the thing with Motorhead is that despite the fact that all their songs are instantly recognisable as Motorhead, they don't pull an AC/DC and sound all the same - this one sounds more like something off Sacrifice or Burner, and that is the contribution to the album.and yet again another song instantly identifiable as Motorhead, and throw in another simple-but-oh-so-effective thrash riff. Although the final song on the album, ‘Whorehouse Blues’ was something of a departure with its country blues style and Lemmy on harmonica. It was their eighth with the Steamhammer label, and second under Sanctuary Records and its subsidiary Metal-Is in North America and certain territories. This created an issue during recording and when Webb complained to manager Todd Singerman, he said, "dude, your ears are different.

The riff of Terminal Show kicks in immediately, and the album just does not fucking let up with the thrash/speed madness through the extended solo, and then the song Killers, and then. Suicide” may be the most accessible song on here thanks to its building guitar work and surprisingly catchy vocal layering and “Keys to the Kingdom” also stands out for its mid-tempo shuffle. But I wanted to take the original three chrome heads I had created two years earlier and show it in the process of being formed at the foundry.

Webb told Joel McIver of Classic Rock Presents Motörhead in 2010 that he had wanted to make an album with the band for years and met them for dinner at the Sunset Marquis Hotel to discuss the possibility of working together: "I talked about how I wanted to make a really heavy record with them. Suicide's a six minute epic slow-burn, and then "Life's a Bitch" starts off with a blues-punk lick before going into - what's this, more fucking speed metal?

Overall, this album would be purely average were it not for "Terminal Show", "Killers", "In the Name of Tragedy" and "Suicide", which are not only heavy and blisteringly fast, but catchy and well-written. This isn't the song that'll make your lawn die, but this is still completely as MOTORHEAD as it gets. if they can crank out the filler material, and even the filler material is pretty fucken good, more power to 'em. The CD follows the standard Motorhead format by adding a few songs here and there that slow the tempo and break the atmosphere created by the constant wailing guitar and raspy vocals but not to the point that the mood of the album departs from riotous and raucous, but just enough to give the listener a pause and anticipate the next full on audio assault. Filming of the video for "Whorehouse Blues" was due to take place in a Stringfellow's club, but Peter Stringfellow objected to the song title and its associations, and withdrew any involvement.Lee Marlowe of Classic Rock stated in 2013 that "Killers" "is as catchy as anything in the band's vast catalogue: a strident stand-out on one of the strongest albums they've done", while "Whorehouse Blues" "makes perfect sense". The first of many of the band’s albums to be produced by Cameron Webb, Inferno became Motorhead’s heaviest album in years, although the final song on the album, Whorehouse Blues was something of a departure with its country blues style and Lemmy on harmonica.

The vocals are well done, and there's plenty of subtle harmony to thicken the vocals and bring them out without making them too loud. The first song to play on the album, "Terminal Show" is quite possibly my new favourite Motorhead track. Interview with Mikkey Dee by Artyom Golew – became cover story in Sep 2006 issue of Russian Alive magazine".However, James Monger of AllMusic chided the band for "churning out the same record over and over again". Of course, the sing-along hooks still offer plenty of melody and there are some slower moments that keep things interesting. The album ends with “Whorehouse Blues”, a touching song about life and sex that would sound more fitting on a Johnny Cash CD.

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