When U.D.O. is on the cover, you surely get Heavy Metal! The former Accept-singer presents a surprisingly modern new output "Mastercutor" which is absolutely convincing. Especially the single "The Wrong Side Of Midnight" offers oriental flair, as well as the Industrial track "Master Of Disaster" that reminds a bit of Rammstein.
Otherwise there is lots of classic epic midtempo Heavy Metal, e.g. the title track "Mastercutor" and "Walker Of The Dark". Only the ballads "One Lone Voice" and "Tears Of A Clown" (with a bit of Kitsch) give us a break before the powerful Rock´n´Roll finale "Crash Bang Crash".
Be quick to get the limited version with two bonus tracks and "The Wrong Side Of Midnight" video. U.D.O. offer here, again in 2007, first class Heavy Metal that can compete with Accept´s "Metal Heart" and "Balls To The Wall"!