UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER

"My Way" (Atomic Fire Records; 2022)

Reviewed by Snidermann

Most things in metal music are rarely surreal; however, when I saw that the legendary former Accept singer Udo Dirkschneider had released some cuts you would not expect, well, that, in my book is the definition of surreal.

To hear Udo sing Ike and Tine Tuner's "They Call It Nutbush City" and Frank Sinatra's "My Way," you know you are in for something special. Udo recorded these cuts because ... well, because he could. When Udo Dirkschneider says he wants to do a cover album, you just say "yes sir." A few of the cuts on this album (the ones that aren't quite so surreal) are:

"Man On The Silver Mountain" (Rainbow)
"No Class" (Motorhead)
"The Stroke" (Billy Squire)
"Paint It Black" (The Rolling Stones)
"T.N.T" (AC/DC)
"Hell Bent For Leather" (Judas Priest)
"We Will Rock You" (Queen)

Udo sounds great at 70 years old and, in celebration of that birthday, he recorded this CD. Ultimately, the name of the recording is "My Way" and that is just what you get here: Udo Dirkschneider recording the music that influenced him and doing it his way. And I, personally, wouldn't have it any other way!

Great release by a truly legendary metal artist.

For more information, check out https://www.udo-online.com.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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