PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS

(UNITED KINGDOM)

KINGS OF THE ASYLUM

(2023)
LABEL:

NUCLEAR BLAST

GENRE:

HARD ROCK

TAGS:
Low vocals, Old School, Punk, Rasping vocals
"Motörhead is no more, long live Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons, whose "Kings Of The Asylum" continues a tradition with talent, integrity and unfailing effectiveness."
LOLOCELTIC (11.10.2023)  
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Some things are engraved for life in your innermost being and become part of you. Look at Phil Campbell, for example: after 31 years with Motörhead, how could the Welshman not be hyperactive and addicted to big riffs that smell of sweat, smoke and Jack Daniel's? So it's hardly surprising that since the early days of the band he formed with his offspring, Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons has been systematically compared to the band he shared with Lemmy Kilmister. A few months after "Live In The North", which saw Joel Peters take over the microphone from Neil Starr, the quintet are back in stores with their third studio album, "Kings Of The Asylum".

This new opus picks up where "We're The Bastards" left off. And you don't have to be the ultimate fan of the motorhead to guess the contours behind most of the tracks on this new release. Joel Peters' powerful, rocky vocals doesn't help matters either - much to the delight of fans. Because it's obvious that the guitarist and his bastards are the legitimate and obvious heirs to the legend forged by the most famous of Rickenbacker players. It's hard not to enjoy the hard-hitting 'The Hunt' and 'Maniac', with their punkish accents. How can we not bow to the raging, federative 'Hammer And Dance', 'Show No Mercy' or 'No Guts! No Glory!

Even when the quintet s a big AC/DC riff here ('Strike The Match'), summons the spirit of Metallica there ('Schizophrenia') or gets more melodic in a vein reminiscent of Saxon ('Ghosts'), the pleasure remains the same. Tyla mishandles his bass in the style of Uncle Lemmy and Dane does Mickey Dee proud with his epileptic drumming, while Phil looks after his offspring with his incendiary riffs and solos. All this keeps the Motörhead spirit alive, while regularly renewing a tried-and-tested recipe that continues to delight us, especially as the Campbell Co. has taken care to endow almost every track with unstoppable choruses. Tribute should be paid to Todd, who is the main composer.

Continuing his clean round, Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons unleash a new salvo of ammunition capable of piercing the toughest armour. Motörhead is no more, long live Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons, whose "Kings Of The Asylum" perpetuates a tradition at the peak of its art with talent, integrity and unfailing effectiveness.
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Walking In Circles - 4:09
02. Too Much Is Never Enough - 2:54
03. Hammer And Dance - 3:13
04. Strike The Match - 4:12
05. Schizophrenia - 3:23
06. Kings Of The Asylum - 5:29
07. The Hunt - 2:50
08. Show No Mercy - 3:22
09. No Guts! No Glory! - 3:42
10. Ghosts - 4:54
11. Maniac - 4:55
12. Monster (bonus Track) - 3:12

LINEUP:
Dane Campbell: Batterie
Joel Peters: Chant / Harmonica
Phil Campbell: Guitares
Todd Campbell: Guitares
Tyla Campbell: Basse
   
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