U.D.O. – Touchdown – 2023
Touchdown is the latest release by German metal band U.D.O. led by former Accept Singer Udo Dirskschneider. It feels kind of silly introducing him like that since he’s been in U.D.O. far longer than he was in Accept. But I guess he will always be associated with his old band in one way or another. Touchdown is the new album but there’s not much that sounds fresh on it. And nothing sounds old for that matter. It just sounds like the same old album he (or they) has been putting out for the last 20-plus years. It sounds ok, but not fantastic. The songs are good but not great. Udo Dirkschneider continues to be the master of the mediocre with this album. No surprises, although I really liked the finishing title trach touchdown. Fast and heavy and mean!