After the death of the legendary Lemmy, it was clear to even the most hardened fanatic that Motörhead could not carry on without him as to put it simply Lemmy was Motörhead and so the band, after a phenomenal career was disbanded. Phil Campbell, the bands longtime guitar player, having joined the band in way back in 1984 has thankfully carried on making music with his own band The Bastard Sons and their debut album The Age Of Absurdity is an energetic blast of streamlined rock n roll that pays tribute to Lemmy in the best possible way, loud!
The Age Of Absurdity keeps the energy levels high throughout, in the same way that Motörhead did but the band have their own style and the songs on the album are catchy and complete with massive choruses. The Bastard Sons are a perfect match for Campbells guitar playing which is fitting given that his three sons are in the band with him!
Bassist Tyla, guitarist Todd and drummer Dane have all inherited their dads musical ability and have a well honed playing style that adds to the Records energetic feel. Add to this the high octane vocals of frontman Neal Starr and you have a recipe for success that throws up cracking songs like the opening Skin And Bones, the full throttle Welcome To Hell and the heavy grooving Step Into The Fire.
The Age Of Absurdity flies by, such as its energetic approach with the pace only dropping as the end of the album is reached with the epic finale that is Into The Dark, a fitting closing track for the album.
With this album, Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons have carried on Motörheads tradition of making straight ahead and spirited rock n roll albums as this is exactly what this record is. Lemmy would no doubt be proud of his guitar foil and his band of merry men.
Former Motörhead hero and expert six stringer Phil Campbell and his band refuse to give up with the energetic The Age Of Absurdity.