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U.D.O.
Metallized The Best of U.D.O

Company: AFM Records
Release: 2007
Reviewer: Sinnercorp
Genre: Power
Rating
4



  • Die hard U.D.O. fans will enjoy this album



  • "Metallized - 20 Years Of Metal: Best Of U.D.O." covers material from the band's 20+ year history, featuring outtakes from great albums like "Animal House" (1987), "Faceless World" (1990), "Solid" (1997), "Holy" (1999) and "Man And Machine" (2002).

    U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT front man Udo Dirkschneider, is one of those constant presences in heavy metal. Most metal fans are familiar with Udo as the gravel-voiced singer of German power metal pioneers Accept, but he has maintained a very active career with his band U.D.O over the past 20 years. U.D.O. challenged their fans to vote 12 songs to be included in "Metallized", as a Best-Of album. This is an all around greatest collection of U.D.O. band highlights, the songs are all great, and this disc is definitely worth the purchase just for the "Balls To The Wall" acoustic version performed by UDO. There are 12 tracks and two unreleased songs "Shadow Maker", "Terror In Paradise" and with "Bullet And The Bomb", performed live in St. Petersburg (formerly known as Leningrad) wrap up "Metallized."

    With the acoustic version of "Balls To The Wall" (ACCEPT classic), the question remains, "How can you disassemble a major Metal anthem such as this and turn it into a lullaby?" Why the band decided to even make an attempt at this is beyond all human comprehension. With "Best Of", Albums, it is usually created by a genius in suit and then persuades bands to do things not normally done. They throw in a few extra tracks and hope that it will appeal to the audience. Now, all the tracks are remastered and cleaned up.

    If you are a die hard U.D.O. fan, you will enjoy this album. If you are looking for something new and exciting, this isnít the album you are looking for. This album does have some great tracks but if you own the originals, there isnít any real reason to shell out the cash to get what you already own.


    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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    ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: U.D.O.
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    TITLE BAND
    DOR
    REVIEWER DATE
    24/7U.D.O.
    2005
    Eric Compton8/17/2005
    DecadentU.D.O.
    2014
    Eric Compton3/10/2015
    Metallized - Best ofU.D.O.
    2007
    Sinnercorp8/1/2008
    Nailed To Metal--The Missing TracksU.D.O.
    2003
    Ken Pierce6/29/2004
    Rev RaptorU.D.O.
    2011
    Eric Compton10/23/2011
    ThunderballU.D.O.
    2004
    Eric Compton11/29/2004


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