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U.D.O. / Anvil - O2 Academy Islington, London (UK) - 19 April 2016

The pairing of former Accept vocalist Udo Dirkschneider and the Metal "comeback" kings Anvil is a truly value for money double bill. This is especially true when you take account of the fact that Dirkschneider has billed this as the "Farewell To Accept" tour, this being the last time he will play these songs.

Anvil singer and guitarist Steve "Lips" Kudlow appears in the middle of the audience, surrounded by enthusiastic Metal hordes, he begins the classic instrumental 'March Of The Crabs', heads are banging and phones are recording. It is a short eight song set, relying on mostly classic material, only 'Die For A Lie' from the new 'This Is Anvil' release being the exception.


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It is apparent Anvil still love what they do. Kudlow looks like a crazed caveman thrashing licks out of his flying V guitar whilst drummer Rob Reiner is still rightly regarded as one of the best sticks-men in the business; his solo on 'Swing Thing' is testament to this. 'Winged Assassins', '666' and 'Mothra' still sound wonderfully absurd, and it's touching that the band still look like they cannot believe they a have second chance in the Metal world. Even after the band leave the stage, the audience are still chanting for them.

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The last time I had seen Dirkschneider himself in action, was fronting Accept on the 'Metal Heart' tour in 1985! A little older now, yet still dressed in his familiar combat clothes, he has lost none of his distinctive Metal growl. This was a real trip down memory lane; 'Starlight' 'Living For Tonight' and 'London Leatherboys' came fast and furious. Dirkschneider stomped around the stage like an enraged tank commander looking for his battalion. The more sensitive approach of 'Winterdreams' had all singing along, before the band hit hard with 'Neon Nights', 'Son Of A Bitch' and the riff pleasing 'Princess Of The Dawn'. Of course 'Balls The To The Wall' and 'Fast As A Shark' had to be encores.

If this is the last time we will hear these classics, then it is a real loss to the Metal world.

Ray Paul


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