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on May 18, 2017
It's Motorhead for crying out loud. Yes, you can argue this isn't their best CD, and that it was slapped together to cash in on the success of Ace of Spades. However...it's still got the classic lineup and some killer tunes. Definitely worth adding to your lineup at some point, however if you're new to the band, you may be better served picking up some of their live CDs, which typically encapsulate their hits.
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on April 8, 2013
The last album to feature Fast Eddie, Ironfist is a classic in its own right. "Iron Fist" fast bass work, fast drumming, fast Eddie! You already have a picture of what this track sounds like. It is the best on the whole album. "Heart Of Stone" Another upbeat track. The riffs are cathcy but the lyrical department seems to be lacking in this track. "I'm The Doctor" a great classic all time riff starts this one off. The lyrics pick it up here. A great track and just fun to listen to. "Go To Hell" One of the best songs on the album. The main riff will hook you and pull you in. The drumming keeps pace. And Lemmy's voice is killer (as always) "Loser" a great heavy metal/rock and roll track. The second best song on the album. Another missed characteristic about this track...the solo is great. "Sex And Outrage" a total punkish vibe can be felt in this song. The bass work is impressive to keep the pace of this track. The drumming finally picks it up as well. "America" good track with a great riff. There are no tempo changes until the solo, which is a great solo I must add. "Shut It Down" Another good track but around this point Iron Fist starts to lose its muscle when compared to the first side of the album. "Speedfreak" Tight bass work and Fast Eddie propel this song to the listener's ears. "Don't Let 'Em Gring Ya Down" one of Motorhead's most underrated songs ever. Full of great riffs and great lyrics, this track is for that jerk of a boss we all have. Don't let em grind ya down people. "Don't Need Religion" another punkish vibe can be felt. Lemmy has some nice bass work. "Bang To Rights" finishes this album out with an upbeat track. The guitar drives this track to the end. Lemmy has another classic vocal showing. And plus its a great song to drive to. The solo is killer as well.

Overall, I recomend Iron Fist. Although I would say get Overkill and Bomber first, and maybe Ace Of Spades as well. But Iron Fist is the last of their classic album from the late 70s to early 80s. If you like some good old fashioned kick butt music...Iron Fist is calling your name. And if you don't have it...It will grind you down.
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on November 27, 2009
This album is truly awesome. This was the last of the "Fast Eddie" era but not the last of the awesome Motorhead albums. This albums plays great from start to finish, great lyrics, awesome rockin fun riffs, great vox and killer musicanship. Motorhead need to teach todays bands how it's done, music today save new Motorhead and other metal/rock god's albums is manufactured garbage.
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on June 2, 2016
It was awesome on vinyl back in '82, it's even more awesome now that it's re-mastered on CD. The added bonus tracks are cool, too. Just the type of "easy listening, toe tapping" music any headbanger would love.
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on July 10, 2007
This album gets a bad wrap: yea, its not Ace Of Spades, but it is the last of the Fast Eddie era Moterhead.

The tune Iron Fist is a great song, and worth it for that one alone. This is definitly a fans album, but remember that this one made the top 6 on the British charts when it came out (so its not as bad as some reviews suggest). This album is not the "Mr Roboto" (a stinker of an album) of Motorhead, but definitly not their very best effort. Also, its not the worst they did: you can hear classic Eddie in this album, and Phil and Lemmy do a great job on this as well.

They sound like they were on the verge of becoming more like Saxon and Iron Maiden, and less like a band of Soccer holligan drunks playing late 70s thrash. There IS a refinement, but less 'innovative'. Its hard to say if Lemmy did not do the 'Stand by Your Man' thing with Wendy O, Eddie would not have left the band (who knows). They would not be the first band of good musicians that started to make it who shot themselves in the rear with bickering and lack of direction. Most of my music friends who are good would also blow it (in time) if they made it - it must go with the territory.

This album was released when the band was at their worst, imploding from the stress of thier success. If you go to Fast Eddies web site, even he trashes this album, but that may be more to do with the memory of what was going on in the band when they split up (how many people watch wedding videos and go over their wedding albums after a divorse 'to savor the memories??').

The Iron Fist tour was going bad, and tensions were rising (a rift formed in the Phil/Lemmy and Eddie camps). They tried to save money in getting Eddie to do the album and found out they should have paid the money, and all of them distance themselves from this album. Its so funny that in spite of that, its still pretty good. And it did well in the charts.

If you are collecting albums, this one has to be you buy. Just watch Iron Fist on Youtube and you will buy this album (but buy Ace of Spades, Overkill, and Bomber FIRST).
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on October 16, 2013
This is the CD that got me interested in Motorhead more than thirty years ago. There are some great tunes on it and it is a defining moment in the NWOBHM. The only caveat is that its recording is definitely lo-fi. The production was done by then guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke and he did a lousy job producing this gem.
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on August 4, 2016
This album it's not my favorite, but it's necessary have it in the collection.
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on May 2, 2016
One of the best albums from the legendary Motorhead. A must have after Ace of Spades.
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on February 27, 2016
Another great loud album or heavy metal!
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on April 28, 2016
LEMMY AT HIS BEST
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