RATINGS: A = must own B = buy it C= average D = yawn F = puke

U.D.O. – Live in Sophia
AFM Records

http://www.afm-records.de/news/en

Rating: B

U.D.O. is a German Metal band lead by UDO Dirkscheider, former lead vocalist for the band Accept. On November 16, 2011 the band rolled into Sofia, Bulgaria to play a show, which was recorded for DVD release.

The band was on fire that night and was very fired up from such a responsive crowd as they commented, “The audience was absolutely fantastic and forced us to play for nearly 2 hours and 30 minutes. More than 2,000 fans welcomed back us after 7 years and pushed everybody over his personal limit. Sofia was absolutely great and we will never forget this show.”

The band played a mix of their material, as well as several Accept classics. The Accept music is very cool to see played live. Accept were a great band that never really got the respect in America they deserved. The classics found here include “Screaming for a Love Bite,” “Princess of the Dawn,” “Neon Nights,” “Up to the Limit,” “Metal Heart,” “I’m a Rebel,” “Balls to the Wall” and “Burning.”

Don’t think that U.D.O. is just an Accept cover band, though, as their aggressive style of their original songs sits nicely with the classics. Just check out “Rev-Raptor,” “Break the Rules” and Living on a Frontline” to hear how damn hard these guys rock.

U.D.O.'s setlist :

01. Rev-Raptor
02. Dominator
03. Thunderball
04. Leatherhead
05.
Independence Day
06. Screaming For A Love Bite (ACCEPT cover)
07. Heart Of Gold
08. Vendetta
09. Princess Of The Dawn (ACCEPT cover)
10. I Give As Good As I Get
11. Guitar Solo
12. Neon Nights (ACCEPT cover)
13. Break The Rules
14. Man And Machine
15. Drum Solo
16. Living On A Frontline
17. Up To The Limit (ACCEPT cover)
18. Two Faced Woman
19. Metal Heart (ACCEPT cover)

Encore:

20. The Bogeyman
21. I'm A Rebel (ACCEPT cover)

Encore 2:

22. Balls To The Wall (ACCEPT cover)
23. Burning (ACCEPT cover)

By Jeb Wright

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