March or Die
With last year’s Grammy-nominated 1916, Motorhead wound the naked aggression and wry humor of its thrash roots around rock & roll riffs and pop hooks. March or Die is just as diverse. Some songs, like ”Hellraiser,” pound mightily in true heavy-metal fashion; others, such as ”Stand” and ”Asylum Choir,” are as melodic as they are gruff. ”I Ain’t No Nice Guy,” a painful ballad of hard knocks and regrets, pulls out all the stops-singer/bassist Lemmy duets with Ozzy Osbourne, and Guns N’ Roses’ Slash plays guitar. March or Die surges way beyond the confines of ordinary heavy metal.