Personnel: Udo Dirkschneider (vocals); Mathias Dieth (guitar); Thomas Smusznyski (bass); Stefan Schwartzman (drums).
Recorded at Dierks Studios, Cologne, Germany between October 1989 & January 2000.
All tracks are digitally remastered.
Personnel: Udo Dirkschneider (vocals); Mathias Dieth, Wolla Böhm (guitar); Stefan Schwarzmann (drums).
When Udo Dirkschneider sang lead with the West German metal band Accept, it was clear that AC/DC's Bon Scott was his primary influence. And the headbanger took his love of Scott with him when he departed Accept and formed his own band, Udo, in 1987. Though not as strong as his work with Accept, Faceless World is a decent album that employs mildly gothic imagery at times. Not content to simply crank up the volume and hit us with power chords, Dirkschneider and friends make melody a priority on "System of Life," "Stranger," "Blitz of Lightning" and other songs on this exuberant CD. Faceless World may not be Balls to the Wall (one of Accept's best releases), but it isn't anything to be ashamed of either. Who could have predicted that only three year's after Faceless World came out, this type of rock would have lost so much ground to alternative rock? ~ Alex Henderson