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Motorhead's last 20th century studio release, 1998's SNAKE BITE LOVE, is cut from the same cigarette-burned, whiskey-soaked cloth as such classic latter-day releases as ORGASMATRON and OVERNIGHT SENSATION. If you were expecting Lemmy and his cohorts to suddenly shift musical gears and try something out of character, you were sadly mistaken. Motorhead had long perfected their garage metal sound, and offer another helping with SNAKE BITE LOVE. "Assassin" shows off drummer Mikkey Dee's underrated abilities behind the kit, while "Love for Sale," "Dogs of War," and "Don't Lie to Me" also prove to be metallic standouts. Although not quite in the same league as such early career monuments as OVERKILL or ACE OF SPADES, SNAKE BITE LOVE shows that Motorhead still has plenty of gas left in its tank.