• Wretch - WARRIORS

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    There's an unwritten rule that I rarely follow here in Cleveland. That rule is that if a band is from Cleveland, I'm supposed to write all glowing things or else be called a hater by the local community. It's sad that it's like that, but the truth is what it is. For years I've lived with that stigma, to the point

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  • Machine Head - BLOODSTONE & DIAMONDS

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    What happened to Machine Head really is a crime. Unfortunately for them, it's a crime they perpetrated upon themselves. With a mistake so many made in their youth, this band singlehandedly torpedoed themselves from ascending to the heights in metal held by only the select few like Metallica and Megadeth before them. After THE MORE THINGS CHANGE came

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  • Nashville Outlaws - TRIBUTE TO MOTLEY CRUE

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    With the music industry pretty much dead anymore, nothing really comes off as shocking. After all, you have very desperate companies trying to hang on and make money from an industry that has about as much relevance today as the typewriter ribbon makers of the world still do. The current trend for the last half decade

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  • Texas Hippie Coalition - RIDE ON

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    I tell this story often, but it's one of my favorites of the past year. I had the chance to interview the Texas Hippie Coalition earlier this year at Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio. I was in a small tent with a bunch of photographers. The tent was fairly quiet really, as the much bigger adjacent

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  • Sammy Hagar - LITE ROAST

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    I get it. You are Sammy Hagar. You've seen huge success in virtually every world you've entered. In music, he was the main focus of Montrose. He parlayed that into a very successful solo career. That wasn't enough, so he joined the world's largest band at the time (Van Halen), and took them to commercial heights that even they

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  • Cavalera Conspiracy - PANDEMONIUM

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    There's always good news and bad news whenever Max Cavalera gets busy with new music. The good is that you get a whole lot of new music, seemingly all in a very short time. The bad news is it's generally spotty at best, because he simply writes and releases too much music at the same time. His band Soulfly released

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  • Slipknot - .5 THE GRAY MATTER

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    With a ton of speculation and even more wonderment on this band's ability to continue on without founding members Paul Gray and Joey Jordison, Slipknot has returned after far too long of a layoff with .5 THE GRAY MATTER. I've listened to this release multiple times a day for the last week or so that I've had it,

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Review - Motorhead

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THE WORLD IS OURS - VOL. 1

"We are Motorhead, and we play Rock N' Roll", Lemmy proclaims while casually walking out to the front of the stage in Santiago, Chile. We've all heard it so many times. What follows next is a no frills, straight forward onslaught of typical Motorhead madness...just like it's always been...throughout the entire length of most of our lives!

The interesting thing with Motorhead, that most bands could never get away with, is that they just plug in and do it time and time again and it continues to be excellent. Motorhead have started to rival Iron Maiden in the number of live releases they put out, but even more so than Iron Maiden, the material is always welcome. Unlike Iron Maiden, Motorhead don't feel the need to change things up a lot from release to release or tour to tour. Yes, they incorporate a few new songs here and there, but ultimately if you've seen Motorhead before, you aren't going to come away from this release surprised by anything. Same staging, same lighting, same songs...and same excellence. Motorhead are not just good at what they do, they are legendary at it, so there's no need to change anything up at all.

THE WORLD IS OURS is a 3 disc DVD and 2 CD set of simplistic Motorheadbanging that will please anyone that can name a single song other than "Ace Of Spades". Most of the great hits are featured here - "Killed By Death", "Ace Of Spades" and "Overkill" among others. The band mix in some new stuff that fits perfectly, like "Get Back In Line" early in the set. Overall, it's a typical rockin' Motorhead concert full of all the typical cliches this band is known for. The stage is sparce as always. The band reach out to the crowd for some cheap pop asking them if they want the band to play louder. Most importantly though, even at their advanced age, Motorhead continues to be one of the tightest bands in the history of touring. Lemmy, drummer Mikkey Dee and guitarist Phil Campbell just rage on songs like "Over The Top" and "Rock Out".

PITRIFF RATING - 90/100 - It's Motorhead. It's a well shot DVD. It's doubtful that a single second of retouching of the audio was done on this. Most importantly, each and every song just makes you want to throw that fist in the air and plant that middle finger square in the face of anyone telling you "no". Some bands just don't need all the extra bullshit to make them good. Motorhead again proves to be one such band! THE WORLD IS OURS is a great live release.

Chris Akin



The Wörld Is Ours, Vol. 1 - Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else (Live) - Motörhead

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