A classic Motörhead album
BlackStone | Finland | 06/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Everybody always talks about the old Motör-albums. They are great, sure, but the albums that the band hase during the 90's and in the new millennium, are fantastic!
Sacrifice is the last album that has the two-guitar line-up with Würzel. Sacrifice is also a great demonstration from drummer Mickey Dee, whose role in Motörhead has become very important. His style of playing is FAR BETTER than Phil Taylor's (or Pete Gill's), and without him, there couldn't be songs like Sacrifice or Make 'em Blind.
The title track is probably the greatest Motörhead song written for more than a decade. The album is very strong, typical Motörhead, though I don't think that it is quite as good as the previous album, Bastards, which I think is their greatest ever."
This is Motorhead!
Joseph P. Ulibas | Sacramento, CA, USA | 05/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sacrifice (1995) after flirting with mainstream acceptance and alienating both audiences, Lemmy and Co. went back to the backs and made a raw metal album filled with depressing and dark lyrics coupled with heavy doses of
power chords, mean riffs and drums! All the songs are fast and hard hitting. This disc goes through you like a bullet, the first five tracks are one the money (Sacrifice, Sex and Death, War for War, Order). Pure Motorhead, accept no substitutes!
Awesome album, highly recommended.
Motorheads 1990's bullseye
Jed | UK | 07/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The 1990s saw a real resurgence of Motorhead. After Eddie Clarke quit in 1982, the band seemed to struggle for the rest of the 80s. No release was really "bad", but Another Perfect Day was a largely failed experiment, and Orgasmatron and Rock n Roll were warm ups runs (albeit good ones). With 1991's "1916" album however the band definitely found a sound to equal, even exceed the original Lemmy/ Clarke/ Taylor souund.
1995's Sacrifice is in my opinion the highest point of the post Clarke era. It's probably their most consistent album of the 90s. There are probably some songs on other albums that I like better, but as a whole, I find that this is an album where I seldom skip anything.
It's also notable for being probably Motorheads heaviest. Of course all Motorhead albums are "heavy" but Sacrifice replaces the more normal sharp "attacky" guitar tone with a low frequency rumble guitar tone. It's also a bit darker and gloomier than usual. I consider Motorhead primarily a rock and roll band at heart, with the more serious, Sabbath-esque a lesser aspect. Here though it sounds as if the rock and roll is of less importance although of course it's still there in healthy doses!
A highly recommeded album for Motorhead fans. And if anyone cna think of a song more head banging than the title track let me know."