"It's a very heavy, sludgy Motörhead song that you wouldn't expect was by Motörhead." Leonard Leal, vocalist for Cephalic Carnage on "Order/Fade to Black" by Motörhead
And guess what? Leal isn't wrong about "Order/Fade to Black" from Motörhead's 1995 album Sacrifice. Credited to all four Motörhead members at the time, Mikkey Dee, Phil Campbell, Lemmy, and Würzel, "Order/Fade to Black" rumbles a bit slower at times than your average Motörhead jam, making it very sludgy as Leal noted. In our previous post about Exhorder's cover of Sacrifice's title track on Löve Me Förever: A Tribute to Motörhead, the album, Motörhead’s twelfth, was one of Lemmy's favorites. This means it really should be one of your favorite Motörhead records too if it isn't already. While the Denver group was in the studio recording their version of "Order/Fade to Black," Leal spoke a bit about how influential Motörhead has been to the band:
"They are forerunners of the Thrash scene. A lot of people were inspired by that. They (Motörhead) kind of invented the kind of music we play in a roundabout way. We paid tribute to Lemmy. We lost a legend but maybe he's writing music somewhere else in a different realm."
Cephalic Carnage's contribution to Löve Me Förever: A Tribute to Motörhead, is absolutely crushing, with anthemic vocals and growling that would make Lemmy proud. The band's sound itself has never been nailed down by one kind of description, but many such as grindcore, death metal, doom, sludge, and even "hydrogrind" a three-pronged combo of marijuana themes, grindcore, and death metal. Cephalic Carnage may have looked back 27 years in Motörhead's catalog for their entry on Löve Me Förever: A Tribute to Motörhead, but they also offered us a glimpse of where metal is headed in the future. And we say bring it ön.
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