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Review: Overdose - Two Wheels and Gone
Two Wheels and Gone

Label: Splattered! Records
Year released: 2020
Duration: 39:54
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy Metal


Review online: January 2, 2023
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 3.83/5 (76.67%) (6 Votes)

The good thing with the Internet is that you can check stuff out before buying it. The bad thing with the Internet is that you can check stuff out before buying it.

I grabbed this album at a record store in Quebec City ("Le Knock-Out" on St-Joseph; check it out if you're in the area) last summer. This is one of those places where I'll browse through the metal vinyl section and buy something only after confirming that it's actually metal (there are some other "heavy" genres in that section) and knowing only that – no prior sampling. Two Wheels and Gone is total Motörhead worship, though Overdose (this is the one from New York City) crank up the heaviness a little bit, so this motherfucker is really crushing. If you've been hankering for more Motörhead, this is one of those bands delivering the goods - and attitude - and making you beg for more. The vocals are very much in Lemmy's vein, though a little bit more in the background. The music is straight out of the Motörhead handbook, but Overdose take a rawer and heavier approach to the whole thing, moving a little farther from the rocking part and more into a raw heavy metal direction. Doesn't matter, this album will rock your socks off. I like how Overdose took the Motörhead sound and didn't just ape it, but rather kept the basics that everyone with a hint of taste loves, and just "heavied" the hell out of it. This is one of those blind purchases that makes you go, "Oh yeah baby, that's the stuff."

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