Motorhead fans put those horns high. The band has returned with the accompanying piece to its 2011 release, The World Is Ours Vol. 1 – Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else. This second half of the band continues to cover highlights of its 2011 tour in support of its most recent album, The World Is Yours. It picks right back up where Vol. 1 left off with just as much metal mayhem as that aforementioned release.
What Motorhead has shown yet again here is that a band doesn’t have to have pyro and loads of special effects to put on a great stage show. All this hard rocking three piece needs is a huge set of its greatest hits and nothing more. From the opening moments of ‘Iron Fist’ to the mega-drum solo of drummer Mikey Dee on ‘In The Name of Tragedy’ to the final number from the band’s performance at Rock in Rio, Motorhead’s loyal legions will love every second of this live box set. Dee’s solo is without a doubt one of the most incredible moments from the band’s Wacken performance. And the angles by which the camera crew catches his solo make his solo that much more intense. For someone of his age, it is absolutely incredible to see up close and personal his talent and ability on the drums. A moment such as that is exactly why fans flock to live shows every year. It’s one thing to hear a band on a record. But to experience such a sight in person is what makes an average fan into a mega fan.
Speaking of the camera angles used to capture Dee’s drum solo, those are angles are just a tiny piece of what makes the DVD and BD pieces to this four-piece set such a wonderful addition. The cameras capture the band’s performance from every possible angle as it performs. They even get into the depths of the audiences to capture the show from the audience’s point of view. There are also shots taken from high above the crowd that expertly capture the intense devotion of the fans to this legendary band’s performance, along with the sheer magnitude of the audience’s numbers. Being able to capture this show from the comfort of one’s own home will make audiences feel as if they’re still right there at the show, just with the ability to control the volume. But then again, someone once said, if it’s too loud, you’re too old! So anyone with a surround sound system will get even more of a full-on concert experience.
The recordings of the band’s performances at Sonisphere and Rock in Rio are just as strong as at Wacken. Considering the band has been making music for nearly four decades, and that it is still being invited to perform at some of the world’s top concert festivals shows the respect that the music world has for this band. And seeing that fans continue to flock to see this band perform shows the love and respect that audiences have for the band, too. For those who haven’t had the opportunity just yet to see the band live, this four disc set is an excellent chance to catch the band live without ever having to leave the comfort of one’s own home. No worries about concert tickets. No worries about lodging, food, etc. Just you, your TV (or CD player) and Motorhead. What more does a true metal head need? The World Is Ours Vol. 2 – Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else is available now in stores and online. It can be ordered online at http://www.udr-music.com.
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