U.D.O. - Timebomb
In the neverending stream of metalclassics from Mr. Dirkscheider & Co., Timebomb is one of the first albums that come to mind when thinking about a good album from the early 90's.
On this album we get to hear Mathias Dieth and Wolla Bohm on guitar, and they do their work good - really good. The riffs are outstanding, and on this album it's slightly more aggressive, rawer and to-the point than the previous releases. The melodies are of course still there and combined it turns out to be one hell of a metalpackage. After this album U.D.O took a break for almost 6 years, and than returned with the album Solid, which was like a kick in the face again, and from there we all know what happened. This album was the first taster of what would be.
Apart from the fact that this album contains a little less of the singalong melodies and choirs than usually from this band, the music is fundamentaly the same as you might have heard on the earlier Accept and U.D.O albums, and should appeal to anyone that are a fan of simple, magnificent riffs and simply put - metal to the bone. The band is still active, and has released a lot of albums since and is soon entering the studio again for a new effort due later this year.