Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The MB Reader > Album Reviews
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-31-2015, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
Primo Celebate Sexiness
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 2,662
Default Ace of Spades

Motorhead, an essential for heavy metal, started out with a foggy future, having their debut recordings go unnoticed until 1979. Overkill set them on a path to fame which had a chance of being temporary. Bomber helped to continue their fame, so it was apparent the band might have been in their golden age at that time. However, they had no ides Acr of Spades would becoming nothing short of a must-have for any metal fan. This was the album that set them in history.

The album starts with, as Motorhead albums do, the best album on the track: Ace of Spades, which might have slight production flaws here and there, but keeps some great production values at other times to help the fuzziness of the album work towards the track's advantage. The entire album maintains their hard rock roots, but steers closer towards heavy metal by constantly using fast paced tempos that helped pioneer the early stages of speed metal. Unlike the earliest Motorhead albums, Lemmy uses the same vocal style throughout the whole album. In past albums, Lemmy experimented a little and he didn't need to with this. But that can't possibly get tiring. That just means he found his sound. He found a way to make it better. He held his vocals much better throughout this album than he did in past albums. The similar style is kept through the entire album in a manner that rarely gets tiring. All of the songs remain different enough to continue throughout and maintain itself. Motorhead is very sure of their sound.

Another great aspect of Motorhead from past albums that the album improves on is the love of riffs. Fast Eddie had put up some mildly iconic riffs before in Overkill. Ace of Spades manages to top them with many of the songs on Motorhead. Thankfully, the fuzziness was a bit cleared up by the producer to keep Motorhead's past sound while allowing listeners to truly hear Motorhead's skill. That's shweet. This allows people to truly hear Eddie's riffs.

Overall, Motorhead's Ace remains a must-have for metal fans. In fact, it's kind of hard to spell metal's sound out without Motorhead. They were the generation of metal after Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple helped to make the sound. Motorhead. They made it real. Thanks to Ace.
JGuy Grungeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2015, 10:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
Basil C. Thurston III's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 123
Default

AOS didn't get a lot of radio airplay, at least not where I lived at the time. I don't recall MTV playing it outside of the Head Bangers ball show. I knew of a band called Motorhead, read about them but never actually heard them until years later. I agree that AOS is an essential album to own if you are into metal.
Basil C. Thurston III is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



2003-2019 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.