Midnight are the definition of beer metal. Midnight sound like Motorhead if Motorhead accidentally took tranquilizers and forgot to write chord progressions and progressive minor-key heavy metal leads in their songs. Midnight are Motorhead if when Lemmy got arrested for drug possession in Canada in the early seventies while touring with Hawkwind, Lemmy did not merely get kicked out of Hawkwind and deported back to the United Kingdom; Midnight are Motorhead if the Canadians were really the Soviets who institutionalized and lobotomized Lemmy while forcing him at gunpoint to cart around a potent IV drip of anti-psychotics and sedatives for the rest of his life.
Shox of Violence is four new songs of mediocre Motorhead worship and thrash for drunks at bar shows who want to see a man with a bag over his head not party with them like Lemmy would. The thrash attempts are just as lame and boring as the speed metal. As bonus tracks on the CD version, Midnight also cover a bunch of NWOBHM and glam rock songs nobody cares about or ever cared about as those songs all sucked even back in the seventies compared to Maiden and Priest. Shox of Violence is just another cash grab released for something to sell before the summer festival season. The real question is how long it would take members of the one percent, actual outlaw bikers, to glass Midnight if Midnight went back in a time machine and opened for Sodom in the eighties? The world will never know.