U.D.O. – Rev-Raptor (2011)

“Balls to the Wall” back in ’83 was a wall breaker, demolition metal anthem. Accept was the most powerful Teuton answer for the NWOBHM. Accept’s beginnings can be traced back to 1968, when Udo Dirkschneider and Michael Wagener formed a local band called Band X, which in 1976 changed its name to Accept. But Udo left Accept in 1987 and a large fan community followed him to U.D.O., proved to be continuously pure heavy metal without any Trend-Sound influences.
At the beginning of 90s, Accept and Dirkschneider met and spontaneously decided to relaunch the band with the core members Hoffmann, Kaufmann, Dirkschneider and Baltes.A new album, ” Objection Overruled” was released worldwide in 1993 followed by “Predator” in 1996, but the chemistry between Accept and Udo was again strained and Udo left once again. Later, asked if there will be another Accept album with him as vocalist, Dirkschneider replied: “That would be a problem. You know, it’s easy to play the old songs, because they already exist. Especially for me it was easier, because I still do those classics with U.D.O., but for some of the guys it was a bit harder. But everybody did a great job on stage. I understand that people want a new Accept album, but composing songs together would have been a disaster. That way we would destroy more than we would create. We have a good relationship now and it’s best to keep it that way.”
But fans have U.D.O. and Udo never disappointing his fans, “Rev-Raptor”, the 13th studio album of his band sounds just the same as his debut, “Animal House” 24 years ago.

And well, they are “the Rock’ N ‘Roll soldiers”, don’t matter if this sounds pretty cliche. Udo Dirkschneider – vocals and his band mates: Stefan Kaufmann – guitar, Igor Gianola – guitar, Fitty Wienhold – bass and Francesco Jovino – drums delivered another collection of pumping, full of energy heavy metal songs. 13 tracks exactly as this genre meant to be in the 80s. Fans will be delighted and I admit, Udo does what he know best and what he must do: heavy metal.

Track Listing:

04.”I Give As Good As I Get”
05.”Dr. Death”
06.”Rock’N’Roll Soldiers”
09.”Pain Man”
10.”Fairy Tales Of Victory”
12.”True Born Winners”
13.”Days of Hope and Glory”

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