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Motorhead – Bastards (1993)

The magnificent bastards of Motorhead carry on their underrated, prolific 90s output with this 1993 statement of metal attitude.

Fans may already know the general approach to Motorhead’s post-80s work: more polished production, cleaner vocals, and generally a more rock-oriented flavor. Indeed, there are just as many arena-sized power chord progressions (“I Am the Sword”) as there are thrashtastic chugging sections (“Burner,” the fastest song on this album). Anti-media opening basher “On Your Feet Or On Your Knees” has a message that we all need to hear now more than ever.

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