Here we have quite the praiseworthy metal album titled Decadent. Decadent is the fifteenth studio under the name U.D.O. and one with a theme that "deals mostly with the decadent behavior of the rich upper classes, with the main theme of the album basically that of social criticism." Steelhammer their previous album was an impressive robust compilation, and Udo Dirkschneider and his band mates certainly haven't dropped the ball on their newest release Decadent.
Taking flight we are treated to U.D.O.'s dynamic metal on "Speeder", and the band flex that musical muscle again for "Decadent". The title track sounds partly like U.D.O. and Rammstein have united and generated a thumping memorable metal number, I'm sure a song like "Decadent" will be enthusiastically received when performed live. There is also a rather confronting video for "Decadent" dealing with the album's theme that is available to view online. The metal's still biting hard for "House Of Fake", "Mystery" has a cool Hammond sounding intro that is soon substituted by U.D.O.'s addictive slower potent music. "Pain" is a mid-paced heavy rocking tune while next is a power ballad of sorts "Secrets In Paradise" . The guitars are screaming in anger on "Meaning Of Life" and U.D.O. stay on track with more top songs for the remainder of Decadent like "Untouchable", they fire up for the energetic "Rebels Of The Night" and the longest track "Words In Flame" flows with tasty potency.
You basically know what to expect with a new U.D.O. album, that is the distinct raspy vocal style of legendary frontman Udo Dirkschneider and their rock solid ultra-catchy heavy tracks with the odd surprise thrown in. Decadent is no different as U.D.O.'s precision metal crew continue to do it so well and give their fans what they want to hear, Decadent is another stirring U.D.O. release.
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3. House Of Fake
6. Secrets In Paradise
7. Meaning Of Life
9. Under Your Skin
11. Rebels Of The Night
12. Words In Flame