Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
European edition of the veteran German metal acts latest. $2 lower than the Japanese pressing, but the catch is that it doesn't have the Japanese bonus track. 12 TRX: 1)Hard Attack 7)Predator 2)Crossroads 8)... more »
European edition of the veteran German metal acts latest. $2 lower than the Japanese pressing, but the catch is that it doesn't have the Japanese bonus track. 12 TRX: 1)Hard Attack 7)Predator 2)Crossroads 8)Crucified 3)Making Me Scream 9)Take Out The Crime 4)Diggin' In The Dirt 10)Don't Give A Damn
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think Jon was not in a right state of mind or something when he chipped in his review of this album. More than likely he decided to give U.D.O.'s "Solid" album a listen and think twice about whether or not the Tank's age is in question. And a comparison to ZZ Top??? I'm really stumped on that one. He might as well compare Slayer to Shania Twain. It was a real treat to hear Peter sing again. The duet with Udo on Crossroads is a fan's dream come true. Hard Attack and Take Out The Crime make any ZZ Top song sound like a nursery rhyme."
A must for any Accept fan!
_-^-_ | 05/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the 90s, when many other hard rock bands weren't doing as well as the previous decande, Accept was still as good as ever. This album may not have quite the level of intensity of Death Row or Restless & Wild, but it's definitely close. This is a typical Accept album; it is fast, aggressive, & technically adept hard rock. I totally agree with the reviewer who said that this is nothing like ZZ Top about that! My only complaints about this album are the last song "Primitive" which isn't too great (but not bad) and Peter's singing on many of the songs (the duet with Udo was nice, but I thought there were too many places on the album where Peter sung.) Even if you haven't heard much Accept, but you like power metal music, you'll probably like this album very much."
OK, But Nowhere Near As Good As Their Previous Releases
wizey | Margate, Tasmania, Australia | 12/12/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a long time Accept fan since I first heard them at high school, but I must say that this album is nowhere near as good as their previous releases. The production sounds great and there are some good things about the album, but in general I think it lacks consistency.
I love the opening track "Hard Attack", it's a real hard rocking a#s kicker! It has the great gang vocals of classic Accept and rocks on in the AC/DC or Krokus sounding style. Unfortunately the rest of the album does not come close to being as good.
The next track "Crossroads" is the next best track with Udo and bassist Peter Baltes sharing the vocals.
Others which are ok are "Lay It Down" and "It Ain't Over Yet" on which Peter sings lead vocals (he sounds like a cross between Paul DiAnno & Gene Simmons), and another couple of rockers with Udo again - "Don't Give A Damn" and "Run Through The Night". However even these are nothing outstanding.
The rest of the tracks are just fillers which should not have been put on an album. I think that they would have been better off holding the release of this album until they put some more better songs on it to give it more consistency. To me it sounds like a band who have lost direction and are about to go their separate ways.
If you wanto to get into Accept, check out albums like "Balls To The Wall", "Restless & Wild", "Metal Heart" & "Russian Roulette".
I don't think this album is worth getting (despite the great opening track) unless you are like me and want to complete your Accept collection. Thankfully Udo has gone on to release far better albums with his new band.
2.5 stars for this one I reckon."