MOTÖRHEAD — Iron Fist (review)

MOTÖRHEAD — Iron Fist album cover Album · 1982 · Heavy Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
3/5 ·
Warthur
The last studio album from the Lemmy/Clarke/Taylor lineup of Motorhead is also that particular lineup's least distinguished effort. The main problem with the album isn't the songwriting - that's at least as good as it was on Overkill or Bomber - but the production. With Eddie Clarke in the producer's seat, the mix sounds all wrong for a Motorhead album - most unforgivably, the finer details of Lemmy's bass performance are almost entirely obscured, apparently for the sake of making Eddie's lead guitar more prominent in the mix. Whether that was really Eddie's intention or simply a side-effect of the fumbled production, I don't know, but the result is an album significantly less compelling than its predecessors.
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