Rev-Raptor

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
If younger listeners aren't supposed to like the music that their parents listened to, that "fact" is lost on all the younger headbangers who have discovered U.D.O. in the 21st century. Today's college-age headbangers weren't even born in 1983, when Udo Dirkschneider was still Accept's lead singer and belted out "Balls to the Wall." But that hasn't prevented them from becoming U.D.O. converts, and a variety of younger and older listeners will find that Dirkschneider is in very good form on Rev-Raptor. This 2010-2011 recording, like other albums that Dirkschneider has come out with in the 21st century, finds him playing it close to the vest creatively. Instead of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
If younger listeners aren't supposed to like the music that their parents listened to, that "fact" is lost on all the younger headbangers who have discovered U.D.O. in the 21st century. Today's college-age headbangers weren't even born in 1983, when Udo Dirkschneider was still Accept's lead singer and belted out "Balls to the Wall." But that hasn't prevented them from becoming U.D.O. converts, and a variety of younger and older listeners will find that Dirkschneider is in very good form on Rev-Raptor. This 2010-2011 recording, like other albums that Dirkschneider has come out with in the 21st century, finds him playing it close to the vest creatively. Instead of experimenting, Dirkschneider offers yet another dose of '80s-style metal. Some of the tracks favor a strong Judas Priest/Iron Maiden aesthetic ("Motor-Borg," "Leatherhead," "Terrorvision," "Pain Man"), while others are closer to AC/DC, Accept, and Krokus ("Rock 'n' Roll Soldiers"). But either way, Dirkschneider maintains a stubbornly pre-'90s perspective. And that's probably for the best because, even though Rev-Raptor takes few chances, it is a solid outing. Dirkschneider and his sidemen in U.D.O. sound like a well-oiled power metal/heavy metal machine throughout the album; Rev-Raptor is predictable, but Dirkschneider never comes across as bored or uninspired. Dirkschneider no doubt reasons that if it isn't broke, don't fix it -- and he still belts out this type of old-school metal with plenty of conviction. Although not essential, Rev-Raptor is a likable effort whether one discovered Dirkschneider back in the '80s or got hip to his work in the 21st century. And even though the material is consistently melodic, Dirkschneider is still keeping it balls to the wall.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/31/2011
  • Label: Afm Records
  • UPC: 884860035828
  • Catalog Number: 3262
  • Sales rank: 74,780

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rev-Raptor (3:41)
  2. 2 Leatherhead (4:09)
  3. 3 Renegade (3:28)
  4. 4 I Give As Good As I Get (4:18)
  5. 5 Dr. Death (3:45)
  6. 6 Rock 'n' Roll Soldiers (4:15)
  7. 7 Terrorvision (3:59)
  8. 8 Underworld (4:18)
  9. 9 Pain Man (3:53)
  10. 10 Fairy Tales of Victory (4:00)
  11. 11 Motor-Borg (3:23)
  12. 12 True Born Winners (3:25)
  13. 13 Days of Hope and Glory (4:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
U.D.O. Primary Artist
Udo Dirkschneider Vocals, Group Member
Stefan Kaufmann Guitar, Group Member
Igor Gianola Guitar, Group Member
Fitty Wienhold Bass, Group Member
Francesco Jovino Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Udo Dirkschneider Composer
Stefan Kaufmann Composer, Producer, Engineer
Igor Gianola Composer
Manfred Melchior Mastering
Fitty Wienhold Composer
Sandra Eichner Media Consultant
Sandra Schmid Promoter
Michael Pander Web Design
Friedel Bollacke Accounting
Martin Müller Nürnberg Video Producer, Video Director
Christiane Bollacke Accounting
Johannes Kraus Accounting
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