Way back, I remember thinking that a couple of Accept albums were really cool. The Metal Heart album really got my attention… and I also remember hearing a live clip of the title track back then…
Even thought I’ve always remembered some of their classics Accept fell way back into my memory.
The last few years I noticed their albums with the new (not “new” anymore) vocalist Mark Tornillo. Blood of the Nations, Stalingrad and Blind Rage…. I like them, these releases certainly caught my attention.
Well, The Rise Of Chaos was released on August 4th, 2017. The first listen… I liked it… the second… I really liked it… third listen… ok, I think you can see the pattern here.
I love this album. Mark Tornillo’s vocals are great. I would say he’s like a grittier version of Brian Johnson. And Mr Tornillo has quite a vocal range.
The guitars sound great, the drums sound great…. it’s a really well balanced mix with lots of crunchy guitars and kickin’ drums (great performance by Christopher Williams).
Tracks I love….
Die by the Sword (great vocal performance!), Hole in the Head, The Rise of Chaos….
Koolaid is a great tune which is about the Jonestown massacre. History can teach us a lot, and it’s important to remember! So this, in my opinion, is great on several levels.
No Regrets… Analogue Man….
Ok, I’ll end up naming every song here.
This is a great rockin’ album. For any rock/metal fan, I would really suggest giving this album a few listens.
Glad to see Wolf Hoffmann and co. release these great new albums.