Maximum Metal Rating Legend
5 Excellent - Masterpiece. A classic.
4.5-4 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a lacking.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio.
2.5-2 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors.
1.5-1 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible - Waste of your life and time.

Note: Reviews are graded from 0-5, anything higher or not showing is from our old style. Scores, however, do not reveal the important features. The written review that accompanies the ratings is the best source of information regarding the music on our site. Reviewing is opinionated, not a qualitative science, so scores are personal to the reviewer and could reflect anything from being technically brilliant to gloriously cheesy fun.

Demos and independent releases get some slack since the bands are often spent broke supporting themselves and trying to improve. Major releases usually have big financial backing, so they may be judged by a heavier hand. All scores can be eventually adjusted up or down by comparison of subsequent releases by the same band. We attempt to keep biases out of reviews and be advocates of the consumer without the undo influence of any band, label, management, promoter, etc.

The best way to determine how much you may like certain music is to listen to it yourself.
Band
U.D.O.
Title
Nailed To Metal--The Missing Tracks
Type
LP/EP
Company
AFM
YOR
2003
Style
Power
6/29/2004 - Review by: Ken Pierce
U.D.O. “Nailed To Metal” – The Missing Tracks AFM Records 2003 Reviewed by: Ken Pierce

Track Listing
1. Holy
2. Raiders Of Beyond
3. Metal Heart
4. X-T-C
5. Drum Solo
6. Fast As A Shark
7. Princess Of The Dawn
8. Restless And Wild
9. Thunder In The Tower
10. Hard Attack
11. Balls To The Wall
The release of U.D.O.’s “Nailed To Metal - The Missing Tracks” is a really good live recording. While I have never really been a fan of Udo Dirkschnieder’s voice, I found myself really feeling the intensity he delivers his songs has been kept throughout his career. I first saw Accept when they opened for KISS on the “Lick It Up” tour and the fans were Legion at this performance. Yet for some odd reason I was not into them yet. I would change that opinion after a few more listens to the “Restless And Wild” and “Balls To The Wall” albums.

I will admit that this release includes all of the Accept tracks that I loved growing up as a young metal fan. “Princess Of The Dawn”, “Balls To The Wall”, Metal Heart” and Restless And Wild” as well as “Fast As A Shark” are all here so that made for an enjoyable listen. It is quite different hearing Stefan Kaufmann as a guitar player rather than a drummer, but the guy on this album Lorenzo Milani does an amazing job and there is a killer drum solo done on the CD. I would later find out that Stefan has not been playing drums since 1987, but as I said I was always a moderate Accept and UDO fan. Igor Gianola is featured on Guitar as is Fitty on the Bass. After doing a little research, I found that the tune X-T-C was an older pre-UDO Accept tune. Clearly UDO does this number justice. UDO completists will enjoy it, and new fans can appreciate it since it covers a wide range of stuff.

After giving this piece a listen, I realized I need to dig up my old Accept music and also find my way to the shops to purchase some U.D.O. I advise fans check this one out and be aware that there is also a DVD of this release available for the hungry metal maven.

For more information on U.D.O. and what he is up to, please refer to his homepage at http://www.udo-online.de/

Rating: 7/10

--Ken Pierce 06.28.04
  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    N/A :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
Eric Compton10/23/2011
3
Thunderball
2004
AFM
Eric Compton11/29/2004
-

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: U.D.O.
INTERVIEW INTERVIEWER DATE TAGLINE


<< back >>