Faceless World

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Faceless World
Udofacelessworld1990cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 25, 1990
RecordedOctober 1989 - January 1990
StudioDierks Studios, Cologne, Germany
GenreHeavy metal
LabelRCA Records
ProducerStefan Kaufmann
U.D.O. chronology
Mean Machine
(1989)
Faceless World
(1990)
Timebomb
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Rock Hard8/10 stars [1]
AllMusic3/5 stars [2]

Faceless World is the third studio album by German heavy metal band U.D.O., released on February 25, 1990, by RCA Records. It was recorded in Dierks Studios in Cologne and mastered in Hamburg. The album's musical style features a more light approach than previous and future albums, and achieved great success. Previous guitarist Andy Susemihl had left the band, but takes writing credits for "System of Life", "Living on a Frontline" and "Future Land". Guitarist Wolla Böhm was added, but is only credited and pictured in the album as a member, although he does perform with the band in the "Heart of Gold" music video. All guitar work was done by Mathias Dieth.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Udo Dirkschneider and Stefan Kaufmann; all music composed by Dirkschneider, Kaufmann and Mathias Dieth except where noted.

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Heart of Gold" 5:00
2."Blitz of Lightning" 4:23
3."System of Life"Dirkschneider, Kaufmann, Dieth, Andy Susemihl4:12
4."Faceless World" 6:31
5."Stranger" 5:15
6."Restricted Area" 3:09
7."Living on a Frontline"Dirkschneider, Kaufmann, Dieth, Susemihl4:19
8."Trip to Nowhere" 3:22
9."Born to Run" 3:26
10."Can't Get Enough" 3:22
11."Unspoken Words" 5:13
12."Future Land"Dirkschneider, Kaufmann, Dieth, Susemihl5:13
Total length:53:25

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Stefan Kaufmann – producer, mixing
  • Uli Baronowsky – engineering, mixing
  • Ananda Kurt Pilz – cover art
  • Wolfgang Burat – photography
  • Tim Eckhorst – design (Anniversary Edition)

Charts[edit]

Peak
position
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[3] 52
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[4] 37

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Faceless World". Rock Hard. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  2. ^ Alex Henderson. "Faceless World - U.D.O." Allmusic. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – U.D.O. – Faceless World". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 January 2017.

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