(6/10) That the Nitrogods have a preference for Motörhead became already quite obvious with their debut. And the guys continued that way. I don't want to go that far to say that they are a copycat of the the mighty trio, but they are at least VERY inspired by them.
Already the opening double "Rats & rumors" and "Get pride" sounds like Lemmy and his mates. Fast boogie based rock'n'roll blows out of the speakers and Motörhead delivered more than just a blueprint. Tracks like "BMW" and "Lite bite" follows the same principle.
But it's not only Lemmy, Phil and Mikkey who are the 'inspiration' for Nitrogods. The Clash delivered with "London calling" the prototype for "Irish honey", "Automobile" follows The Bosshoss with some country-based rock, "There is a bit of Aerosmith in "Nothing but trouble", and last but not least "Back home" comes with some Thin Lizzy melodylines.
And eventhough the music is for sure not innovative and unique I must admit that the album is done very well. If you like the above mentioned bands and if you're a bit open-minded you could find some fun in this album.
"Rats & rumors" is a 'tribute album' to mainly Motörhead based on some own songs. Music that works live very well and it's up to you if you want to invest in the CD. Probably better to see them live.
- Rats & rumors
- Got pride
- Irish honey
- Damn right (They call it rock'n'roll)
- Nothing but trouble
- Back home
- Dirty old man
- Ramblin' broke
- Lite bite
- Whiskey supernova