Motörhead – The Wörld Is Ours – Vol. 2: Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else (2012)

Metal road warriors Motörhead, fronted by Lemmy ‘The man who’s blood is toxic to other human-beings’ Kilmister, are known for their powerful live performances. Even though I have never seen the band live up until now, I’ve been a sucker for their live albums, and this one, is a friggin’ awesome live-album any metal fan should have!

The Wörld Is Ours – Vol. 2: Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else was released on September 21, 2012, through Parlophone Records and the version on my desk includes 2 CDs, 1 DVD, and 1 Blu-Ray. The album encompasses 17 songs performed by Motörhead at Wacken on August 6, 2011, 6 songs from Sonisphere UK, July 11, 2011, und 5 songs from Rock in Rio, September 25, 2011.

The atmosphere is captured perfectly, the band – with Lemmy, Phil Campbell, and Mikkey Dee – plays like the pros they are and kickin’ butt, the mix is leaves no wish open, and there’s nothing I can object with the set list. Songs from any Motörhead era I could care about are on this record: Iron Fist, Metropolis, The chase is better than the catch, Going to Brazil, Killed by Death, the iconic Ace of Spades, Overkill, Bomber, and even the newer release, Rock Out. Maybe I could have loved it even more, if the songs No voices in the sky or I ain’t no nice guy after all would have been included. But, that’s just my personal preference.

The duration of 2 hours and 15 minutes, with additional bonus material, makes this live-album a very enjoyable piece of contemporary heavy metal that carries a bunch of classics in a great musical package. – Man, I really gotta get my butt to a Motörhead gig.

Live album grade:
Musicianship 9/10
Mixing & production 9/10
Musical concept 9/10
Atmosphere 9/10
Total grade: 9/10

Sebastiano Mereu

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