Motorhead - March or Die (New CD)
The year 1992 seemed to be a time of accessibility for veteran heavy metallurgists. Lemmy Kilmister and his hoary band of rockers Motörhead remained as dependable as ever on their 15th outing, March ör Die. The original punk metal fusion band (going back to 1977) continued to play it raw as sushi. But, like many old-time noise-mongers, Motörhead came out in the summer of 1992 with their most user-friendly and well-produced work to date. The toned-down fury even allowed for an emotive ballad duet with Ozzy Osbourne on "I Ain't No Nice Guy," with guest guitar courtesy of Slash from Guns N' Roses. Despite such attempts at broader radio-ready appeal, the pile driving "Name in Vain," a bulldozer cover of Ted Nugent's "Cat Scratch Fever," and the title track's ominous death metal rap were still aimed at pleasing the hardcore following.