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ACCEPT BLIND RAGE REVIEW 2014

 

ACCEPT - BLIND RAGE

NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

AUGUST 15 2014

 

 

I must admit that until the reunion album ‘Blood of Nations’ four years ago now I was only a passing fan of Accept having pretty much ignored the first incarnation as far as purchases go, but when last outing ‘Stalingrad’ hit and stood toe-to-toe quality wise with ‘Blood’ I knew it was time to go back and check out that back catalogue. And you know what? I think I actually prefer modern-day Accept with Tornillo behind the microphone.  There I’ve said it…

 

For those wondering the Andy Sneap produced ‘Blind Rage’, due out in a few days on Nuclear Blast, is my favourite Accept record yet.  This is great Metal for Metal lovers across the globe – instant fury but strangely instantly accessible too, this is a band at the very top of their game and true to their roots to boot.

 

Listen to tracks like opener ‘Stampede’ which grabs a power Metal staple and augments it, adding chord changes and ladling on the melody; or the anthemic ‘Dying Breed’ which salutes the Metal fans and bands that led the way. Then maybe flip to the class of ‘Dark Side of my Heart’ the type of song that Accept excels at, or ‘the old school ‘Trail of Tears’. If you still aren’t convinced then turn up ‘Fall of the Empire’ then close with the dual power of ‘Bloodbath Mastermind’ and ‘From the Ashes We Rise’ and tell me this isn’t one of the best metal releases of the year!

 

This one stands tall and will not be cut down…

 

 

by Mark Rockpit

 

ACCEPT BLIND RAGE REVIEW 2014