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Another perfect album - 100%

raspberrysoda, December 29th, 2015

Another Perfect Day is a real odd-duck in Motorhead's discography. The fact that it came right after Fast Eddie Clark quit the band and was released a short time after their "classic trilogy" (Ace Of Spades, Bomber and Overkill) made the timing for this album a really under appreciated album and a quite obscure one in their discography.

Along with Fast's departure, the band resurrected with a new guitar player- Brian Robertson of Thin Lizzy, which introduced a different approach to the usual Motorhead sound. Take the songs Dancing On Your Grave and I Got Mine for example- they both feature a very melodic intro and an accompanying riff (which is something the band has never done before), and both having some great hooks and catchy solos as well as being heavy and having a genuine Motorhead essence to it. It is accompanied by some very simple straightforward drumming patterns by Philthy Animal which fit the music perfectly and set the pace to the album with emphasizing the guitars and the vocals at the same time- a thing which not many bands would achieve in their entire careers.

As of every Motorhead album, there are some speed metal songs (Back At the Funny Farm and Shine being the most notable) which really outshine themselves this time- they aren't the usual "fast heavy metal" songs the band has known to produce- but actually feature some speed/early thrash characteristics this time with being bluesy and melodic at the same time- sounding more like an Eric Clapton/ Metallica hybrid would have done rather than just being mediocre. Another standout point in this album are the slow, chuggy songs that take a major place in the album- they don't hurt your usual Motorhead album headbanging routine, but instead, make it much more diverse and interesting- Lemmy sounds more aggressive, yet having a larger gnarling scale this album. This fact is one of the most definitive highlights of this release- they accentuate the music and function like an instrument themselves.

The production is the most muddy production a Motorhead album has ever had- and works perfectly. The instruments and vocals are embroidered into each other, creating a not-so cacophonous mess and empowering the whole "metal essence" of the release- along with the lyrics, that focus more on society-based issues rather than focusing on the classic sex/women/rock n' roll lyrics that characterize the rest of their discography. Overall, this flawless album is definitely one of the best Motorhead albums ever forged, and marked a new era for the band. Mandatory.

Standout songs: Dancing On Your Grave, I Got Mine, Shine

R.I.P Lemmy (1945-2015)
R.I.P Philty Animal (1954-2015)