Motörhead The Wörld is Yours

Motörhead The Wörld is Yours
At this point in their 35-year-long run, there isn't much seminal rock'n'rollers Motörhead aren't capable of. Still, there's also not much wiggle room to vary up their formula without upsetting their throngs of fans to the point of criminal action. Therefore, new albums from this primal power-trio tend to be more about how well they work inside of their own parameters, as opposed to pushing said constraints. In the case of 20th studio effort The Wörld is Yours, that working relationship yields some incredibly successful results. Maintaining the solidity, guttural bite and driving, catchy pace of their past two efforts, these ten bouts of four-chord blues rock fury relay everything we expect of Lemmy, guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee: dirty guitars, dirtier bass, lots of whirlwind drums and that inimitable gravelly voice belting out an endless array of life-changing one-liners and adages. While virtually all the songs would have benefited from shaving off a minute or so, in order to keep the pace high, when feeling the consistent attitude of lead single "Get Back In Line," the fearless grit of "I Know How to Die," the Orgasmatron-ish nostalgia of the churning "Waiting for the Snake" and the swaggering "Bye Bye Bitch Bye Bye," Motörhead prove they might be adhering to their inherent formula, but it's just as potent as the day it was created. (Motörhead Music/EMI)