become the norm from Mr German Metal himself Udo Dirkschneider and his band U.D.O.,
they're giving us a taste of what’s to come on his
new album ‘Rev-Raptor’ with the ‘Leatherhead’ EP, which proceeds
that particular album.
the band and Udo the man have become true Heavy Metal legends ever since
they shook the world with their debut album ‘Animal House’ back in
1987. It's right to say that U.D.O. has become bigger than Accept over the
years, mainly due to the mighty vocals of the man himself and the
bands reluctance to be swayed by the differing rock trends and sticking
to their guns. They've continued to produce Heavy Metal albums that have come to define
the genre, with their straight shooting riff spewn rock n' roll.
gets the old metal juices flowing from the off with the title track
‘Leatherhead’, which is as straight shooting a Heavy Metal track as
you can get, with Dirkschneider at his mighty best as the twin guitar duo
of Kaufmann and Gianola mix it up big style on the six string razors,
while the thunderous back beat is delivered courtesy of Fitty Wienhold
and Francesco Jovino. This old school Heavy Metal, real denim and leather
it’s the anthemic ‘Rock N Roll Soldiers’, again taken from the new album
and a song that finds U.D.O. at their very best with a ballsy sing-a-long chorus and
majestic guitar work. Everything a metal fan could want. It's heads down and horns
in the air stuff.
also has two previously unreleased tracks that were only available on the
bands 2004 DVD 'Thundervision'. These are two very different tracks, first up
it's ‘Free Or Rebellion’, another great metal anthem that has
that raise the horns and salute the metal gods vibe going on. Then it’s the
simply stunning mellow rock of ‘Run’. This one shows the other side
of Dirkschneider’s vocals as he brings it down to almost ballad mode.
real gem and a real insight into the other side of his vocals.
This song shows
the man we normally associate with screaming metal also has a softer side.
also boast two video clips 'Leatherhead'
and 'Jingle Balls' (from a cooperation with the 'Evil Disposition' band of EMP mail-order)
which round off this taster for the new
album, which I know is simply going to blow you all away.
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