Accept – The Rise Of Chaos – 2XLP, Ltd Ed of 300, Blue-Red Splatter Vinyl, 2017

Brand new, sealed copy in a gatefold jacket.

Accept continue along the path they started with their three previous albums, which is why the band has recorded their fourth studio album since 2010 once again with Andy Sneap. With the straight forward opening track “Die By The Sword”: Galloping drums, lightning guitars and Accept’s trademark choir instantly silence any doubt as to whether they’re still the top dog when it comes to top-notch Teutonic metal. Second track “Hole In The Head” leaves no time to breathe, before the title track kick-starts and tries to pummel it’s way through the listener’s ear canal. After consuming the “Koolaid” shake, “No Regrets” keeps heads banging with its speedy guitar solos, which concludes the first half of the record. “Analog Man” rings in the second part, telling the story of the world increasing digitization. “Worlds Colliding,” marks the album’s most thoughtful song, swiftly followed by the fastest banger “Carry The Weight.” After 45 minutes, the closer, “Race To Extinction,” lets the record fade out fittingly.