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2012 was a very successful anniversary year for U.D.O. and the way it was celebrated, with the release of Celebrator, the live record Live In Sofia and the whole back catalogue being available again as reissues, was definitely worthy of its occasion. It also shows that the band around Udo Dirkschneider still has its finger on the pulse of time and that a lot of fans are waiting for new songs by this legendary band. In May 2013 the wait is over and U.D.O. will deliver their next studio album. The title is Steelhammer and it is one of the most powerful outputs the band has created so far. Steelhammer marks a return to the band's roots, a return to real, organic drum sound and biting Metal guitars. This contemporary yet traditional mixture will definitely blow your mind.

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The riffs kick in....the siren induced whammy echoes through the speakers like a armor plated ambulance ready to rescue you from the pounding you are about to receive on U.D.O.'s 'Steelhammer.' The album is the most fetching and headbang forcing album the former Accept vocalist has released since the phenomenal 'Thunderball' (2004). Rhythmic anthems like 'A Cry for the Nation,' 'Metal Machine,' 'Stay True,' and 'When Love Becomes a Lie' have all the hallmarks of all time U.D.O. classics that fans have enjoyed over the years, such as 'Thunder in the Tower,' 'Man and Machine,' 'Lay Down the Law' and 'Blitz of Lightning.' Fans are also treated to the softer side of the power biter in 'Heavy Rain' and perhaps his most interesting offering ever, the monumental 'Book of Faith.' The album is the first to feature new guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen (Ex-Amberian Dawn), who brings a fresh young exciting flare to the veteran act. 'Steelhammer' is an essential album to any metal fan's collection. --Metal Underground.com

'Steelhammer' gets it right from first to last; it's a fine dose of 'keep it true' heavy metal. There's a good variation in tempo across the songs, with lots of catchy melodies and hooks, and burning guitar solos. For pure heavy metal, some of the best tracks are 'A Cry of a Nation', a commentary on world financial politics, 'King of Mean', 'Steelhammer', the accessible 'Never Cross My Way', and 'Stay True'. The most curious song here maybe the final one. 'Book of Faith' is developed with a strong symphonic layer for an epic feel and has some interesting religious allusions.
Of course there's Udo's trademark vocal style. While that grizzly bear raspy growl remains, Dirkschneider can vary his approach. Probably the most notable is on 'Heavy Rain', a ballad where Udo is equally raw and smooth, not a contradiction for him. Then there's the audio effects applied in 'Timekeeper'. Then there's his true melodic metal side in 'Never Cross My Way' and 'When Love Becomes A Lie'. Or the Spanish language song 'Basta Ya', written and performed with Victor Garcia Gonzales of Warcry.
UDO's 'Steelhammer' is simply a very good classic melodic heavy metal album, with Dirkschneider at full strength and in fine form. Easily recommended. (4.6/5.0) --Dangerdog

One can randomly flick through any track on 'Steelhammer' and be guaranteed a blazing experience. Whether it's the piano-led starkness of 'Heavy Rain' - a magical swooning journey bereft of any metal - or the pounding bulldozer that is 'Stay True', one can only marvel at the staying power of U.D.O. Simply put, this German five-piece are going nowhere, and long may they remain tattooed on our psyche, because without these sort of veterans metal would be truly dead and buried. (8/10) --Metal Forces

1. Steelhammer
2. A Cry Of A Nation
3. Metal Machine
4. Basta Ya
5. Heavy Rain
6. Devil s Bite
7. Death Ride
8. King Of Mean
9. Timekeeper
10. Never Cross My Way
11. Take My Medicine
12. Stay True
13. When Love Becomes A Lie
14. Book Of Faith

Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 21, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: AFM Records
  • ASIN: B00BQU12FU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,346 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Still, strong vocals and guitars.
Brutusmaxximus
Dirkschneider and Weinhold also produced the album, bringing a new approach to U.D.O.'s sound.
trebe
I'm sure most people that enjoy Accept, and UDO, will know what his sound is like.
Dave

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By helirob99 on May 22, 2013
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I pre-ordered the CD thru Amazon, and it arrived early on 5-21-13. I have listened to the whole CD several times, and I love it. The sound of this CD is great; gone are the crappy guitar and drum sounds of Rev-Raptor. As the label on the CD states, "Steelhammer marks a return to the band's roots; a return to real, organic drum sound and biting Metal guitars." This CD has some awesome powerful Metal that you would expect of U.D.O., and a few surprises as well. The songs were written and produced by Udo and Fitty. Get this CD, you will NOT be disappointed.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By T. Burrey on June 15, 2013
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Udo may have released many albums in his solo career, but this one, Steelhammer, is the best so far. there are no real fillers on this album. every song makes you want to hear the next. and finally no more fake drums, guitar amp modelers, 3,472 voice choir drowning out Udo in the choruses, whimpy half-time break downs that kill the song, boring guitar solo's.... no more of the -tor era!!! U.D.O. is back in a big way. the songs are aggressive. the drums drive the music right through your brain and never let up. the guitar solo's are creative, memorable, and awesome to listen to. Udo's voice is at the top of his game. everything is great. BUY THE ALBUM!!!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Steve on June 4, 2013
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Accept fans take note. This is the real deal. Back and better than before. New guitarists and new attitude. Buy it and do not steal it by downloading it illegally.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. D. Clark on June 16, 2013
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SteelHammer comes at you like a freight train !

Im a big Accept fan ! Accept with Udo , Accept with John. Accept came back with Blood of the Nations and Stalingrad both being kick ass albums. It seems that this comeback has awakened Udo to do the same. He has definitely hit the mark !

Im really into this Udo release, however in listening to it I do seem to hear a lot of the last two Accept albums in it. That's not bad.

SteelHammer gets Heavy Metal Album of the Year ! I can easily see why. This is down right ole school heavy metal based with riffs that will tear your head off, along with Udos best vocals in years. Sometimes bringing youth into a band brings new life and that's what has happened here.

It will be interesting to see how or if Accept believes that they have to respond.

There is no doubt in my mind that Udo felt somehow that he had to respond to Accepts comeback with something even more heavier and he has achieved that with SteelHammer.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Brian Rutherford on June 7, 2013
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This album is one of the best I have heard so far this year, an old school metal record to the core. Killer songs on every track, U.D.O sounds really good too, the dude can screech it out and is a really good vocalist. His band is top notch, it's a really good metal record. The riffs are great, I love it when bands keep the old school riffs and hold their notes while the drummer blast double bass kicks , So many bands have forgotten this unforgotten technique! A great album in a sea of crap releases this year!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 22, 2013
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U.D.O IS BACK and as heavy as ever. This is back to their roots.udo is the metal god and his voice is as great as ever .bass and drums and guitars are excellent .all the so called metal bands should heed the steelhammer
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By the trucker on June 13, 2013
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i was a little concerned about purchasing this cd due to the fact i knew that the band had lost two of their key members...well worry no more udo is back and better than ever-great vocals,monster guitar riffs,heavy bass and drums-this cd is awesome-buy this cd and show your support for mr.udo and his bandmates,the guy is a legend and without his influence we wouldn't have a lot of the metal bands that are out there today-i hope udo has no plans of retiring anytime soon because from the sound of this cd he is only getting started"ALL HAIL UDO!!!"
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brutusmaxximus on June 8, 2013
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I ordered Steelhammer through Amazon.com and got it within a few days. I always know that a cd from UDO is going to be great and this is no exception. Steelhammer leads off the song list and is a hard driving song. A Cry of a Nation follows and keeps the driving force moving forward. One thing that you start to notice is that the guitar work is a bit crisper and the pace has picked up. This doesn't at all mean that the guitarists are better then those who just left, it's just different. Metal Machine is the 3rd song and sounds a bit Rev-Raptorish. I like it! Of course I always favor the marching, stun guitar type work and this is certainly all of that and more. There's the standard Accept/Udo chorus that sounds oh so German! UDO's voice is in fine form, at least for someone who sounds like that swallowed jet fuel. Basta Ya is the next metal tune and UDO sings in spanish. It's a really fast, galloping song. You will enjoy it, but it does throw you off a bit because of the spanish. Heavy Rain is up next and the piano fueled song is something UDO should have left in the recording studio. The song is short and seems to only be a laugher. Devil's Bite follows and starts off with a European sounding keyboard then shifts to heavy guitars, which at times merge with the keyboards to give a much different UDO sound. Kind of that lost, hallow feeling you get from some of those European Heavy Metal bands. Death Ride drops the keyboards and starts with quick, choppy guitars. It definitely sounds like UDO is playing with another band, until a few familiar vocal patterns erupt from the diminutive little German that will bring you back to his past successes. King of Men looked like a cool song when I noticed the title and UDO delivers the goods on this one as well.Read more ›
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