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Band
U.D.O.
Title
Steelfactory
Type
LP/EP
Company
AFM
YOR
2018
Style
Traditional
9/13/2018 - Review by: Eric Compton
Tight, polished and surgically precise
You know exactly what you are getting from the new U.D.O. It's record number 16 give or take a few, not to mention the original material from Accept which is identical. Like last hour's Primal Fear release, this one was produced and recorded at Hansen Studios. It sounds tight, polished and surgically precise. The frontman still sounds fantastic (studio trick?) and the tracks are copy and paste German Teutonic metal. Whether you punch your clock at the 'Steelfactory' depends on your love of this genre. For me, I've got a fond appreciation of the man, his style and his legacy.
Recommended for fans of: Accept, Scorpions, AC/DC
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
3.5
MUSIC
3.5
VOCALS
3.5
PRODUCTION
4
ARTWORK
3
LYRICS
3


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: U.D.O.
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
24/7
2005
AFM
Eric Compton8/17/2005
-
Decadent
2014
AFM
Eric Compton3/10/2015
4
Metallized - Best of
2007
AFM
Sinnercorp8/1/2008
4
Nailed To Metal--The Missing Tracks
2003
AFM
Ken Pierce6/29/2004
-
Rev Raptor
2011
AFM
Chris Kincaid5/6/2011
3.5
Rev Raptor
2011
AFM
Eric Compton10/23/2011
3
Steelfactory
2018
AFM
Eric Compton9/13/2018
3.5
Thunderball
2004
AFM
Eric Compton11/29/2004
-

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: U.D.O.
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