Music Review: U.D.O. – Steelhammer

Posted: November 14, 2013 in Music
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UDO-Steelhammer-DLPSteelhammer. Steelhammer. Steelhammer. Hammering your brain.
Steelhammer. Steelhammer. Steelhammer. Driving you insane.

No, it’s not deep, but it is fun. UDO’s latest album marks a triumphant return to 80’s values – straightforward tunes, crisp production and silly lyrics. Highlights include the powerful opener (Steelhammer, Steelhammer; you get the message), the Louis-Armstrong-esque ‘Heavy Rain’ and the overblown ‘Book of Faith’. Some of the more straightforward songs are frothy and forgettable, but they’re all imbued with an infectious sense of enthusiasm. Objectively, it’s a middling album – it falls some way short of being Metal Heart Part 2 – but objectivity be damned. There’s plenty here to put a smile on the face of any ageing headbanger. 3.5/5

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