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“Rock ‘N Roll” (Deluxe Edition) by Motorhead

Artist: Motorhead
Title: “Rock ‘N Roll” (Deluxe Edition)
Label: Sanctuary Records
Release Date: 11/16/2010
Genre: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
Rating: 4/5

In 2006, Sanctuary Records was celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the band Motorhead by re-issuing and remastering their back catalog. The double CD sets come with the original album in a sonically upgraded form and a second CD that is loaded with bonus and unreleased tracks. When these editions first came out in 2006 they featured a slipcase cardboard sleeve while a later re-issue found a massive double foldout packaging with a clear sleeve keeping it in place. In 2010 we again get a double CD in a single CD casing, and the branding of Deluxe Edition is a raised imprint on the actual case and not a sleeve. They each include booklets that offer up topical information on the release as well as photos that are relevant to the timing of the particular album. While I am not sure about the reasoning in doing a re-issue for the third time I will admit that it is nice to have such a sleek edition on the shelves. My views of the remaster remain the same and are presented for you below.
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“Doomsday Rock ‘N’ Roll” by Chrome Division

Artist: Chrome Division
Title: “Doomsday Rock ‘N’ Roll”
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 7/21/2006
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 3.5/5

When you first hear that Shagrath from Dimmu Borgir had a side project band you would immediately think that it would be along the lines of his existing work. It wouldn’t be hard to think this especially when you consider that Galder has his side project Old Man’s Child which is killer Progressive Death Metal. However, in this group Shagrath grabs the guitar and along with his band mates deliver a down and dirty dose of Heavy Rock & Roll. The CD opens with a quick overture that breaks into the groups first single and video “Serial Killer”. It’s a rocking track that even feature’s Shagrath’s band mate Silenoz on some guitar. Continuing along with “Hate” and the anthemic “Chrome Division” there immediately becomes a strong association with the one and only Motorhead. It’s an amazing thing to find happen since so many bands from their region all end up delivering the Black or the Death with some others focusing on Melodic Power. Chrome Division however is more about riding motorcycles, drinking lots of beer and raising a whole lot of Hell.
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