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Steeler - Undercover Animal (8,5/10) - Germany - 1988

Genre: Heavy Metal
Label: Steamhammer
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Tracklist:

  1. (I'll Be) Hunter Or Hunted
  2. Undercover Animal
  3. Shadow In The Redlight
  4. Hard Break
  5. Criminal
  6. Rely On Rock
  7. Stand Tall
  8. The Deeper The Night
  9. Knock Me Out
  10. Bad To The Bone
Steeler - Undercover Animal
1988 German STEELER released their fourth and unfortunately also last album "Undercover Animal". And like on their previous works the five guys around guitarist Axel Rudi Pell delivered the stuff that the fans hoped for: Melodic Metal that makes a good mood and still kicks ass big time. And a lot of it.

Like the great speed-cracker "Shadow In The Redlight", the slightly PRETTY MAIDS-y title-track, "Hard Breaks" with its children's choir, "Rely Of Rock", starting with AC/DC riffs and very rocking, or the strong ballad "The Deeper The Night". Each song eats its way into your ears and stays there. Definitely.

Even 14 days later the album has not lost any of its fascination and still finds its way into my CD player on a regular basis (contrary to albums like GAMMA RAY's "Heading For Tomorrow", which I had loved back then and by now I have had enough of it). The album, next to old AC/DC, KROKUS and WHITESNAKE, is the best party stuff there is. After a tour with SAXON STEELER split, Axel Rudi Pell started out solo and the rest is known. (Online December 31, 2002)

Falk Kollmannsperger



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