A rock n roll smash intro drives the album off the runway and into the air, title track Over Kill crashes the drums down with a relentless bass and guitar riff that underpin the rasping vocals of Lemmy. As the band kicked off with the massive sound they've become famous for, some cooled down blues replaces the hard-core power with Stay Clean, and a hard rock edge is bent slightly out of shape to make way for melodic flow.
The passion for tune carries on into track three, where the guitars make a decent show of their voice, moving away from the formulaic and into the realms of experimental, fun and choppy licks give the sound a slightly fresher feel. With the title, I Wont Pay Your Price, and the more edgy and tuneful offering, the band are perhaps saying they wont sacrifice their ability for raw power each and every time.
With a punky feel to the lyrics of I'll Be Your Sister, the anarchic transgender tongue in cheek frolic through paced riffs and punchy drums gives the Motorhead a decent oiling, and gets the gear back up to full revs. Slightly faster tempo and a frantic element to the drums matched with repetitive blues rock n roll guitars give the vocals a spat and shouted sound not dissimilar to other works of this same era.
A live favourite, with a memorable intro, Capricorn makes its debut appearance on this album. The build up progression of the song with an eerie guitar effect to give a new direction of sound makes it a stand out track through-out their career. An anti-climax style chorus breaks down the build which although is counter—intuitive to a hard rock band, gives a different edge to an otherwise similar sounding encounter. With Capricorn, a slower rhythm and wandering guitars make this a fairly unique number, when considering the chorus style too.
No Class rips open another can of rock n rol energy with a punk vocal melody about what could well be punk music at the time, but with a fast and thrashy blues riff that melts on the drums. More traditional form creates the highly enjoyable Damage Case, fun, originally put together but all together predictable, it;s an anti-love song with a smile. Another hard rock hand is dealt with Tear Ya Down, an aggressive and fast track that picks up the same energy as the start of the album.
Melody makes another stand with Metropolis, a blues and rock song with a strong vocal delivery. Iconic riffs and memorable lyrics make this a Motorhead classic, and it gives way to Limb from Limb, originally the end of the classic album. A fun and morish blues melody flicks us over the hill and into a land of fun and cool musical breezes and drama, ready to end the album on a high, and with something to remember.
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