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Review: Iron Lamb - Fool's Gold
Iron Lamb
Fool's Gold

Label: High Roller Records
Year released: 2015
Duration: 40:20
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 3.25/5

Review online: May 11, 2015
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Fool's Gold

Rated 3/5 (60%) (2 Votes)

Sweden's Iron Lamb makes it plain from the opening chords of Fool's Gold that they love them some Motörhead. Sandpapery vocals, speedy riffing and more than a little Punk attitude pervade the album from start to finish, except for the odd, clearly sung "Leave Me Be." This reminds me of something from one of Johnny Cash's Def Jam albums. It is lyrically dark and has a western boogie riff and is completely out of place here. Other than that questionable detour, the rest of the album pays homage to the heyday of Lemmy, Philthy and Fast Eddie though nothing Iron Lamb has written comes close to the best stuff from Motörhead. I didn't dislike Fool's Gold while it was on but I can't think of a reason to reach for it over Bomber, Ace of Spades or No Sleep Til Hammersmith.

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