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Accept: The Rise Of Chaos
Accept - The Rise Of Chaos CD Album Review

Accept: The Rise Of Chaos

Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

Following a significant resurrection in 2009, iconic German metal band Accept has been riding a third wave of success, delivering three new albums and touring extensively to appreciative fans. But change has also been something of a constant for the band as wekk. Both guitarist Herman Franck and drummer Stefan Schwarzmann bailed on Accept in between the Blind Rage Tour legs in late 2014. They have been replaced by Uwe Lulis (Rebellion, Gravedigger) and Christopher Williams, respectively. Now Accept returns with their fifteenth studio album, The Rise Of Chaos. There's a lingering theme flowing through album revolving around the chaotic nature of our current world.

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While not trying to be simplistic nor condescending, but when you hear the name Accept, you basically know exactly what you're going to get: traditional heavy metal, the German side of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal as it were. It also means that you get the keystone to Accept's sound, the raspy lead vocals begun by Udo Dirkschneider and now delivered by Mark Tornillo. After these things, you know the rest of the Accept sound. It starts with brisk thick riffage in twin guitar harmony. These are followed lightning guitar solos, and a lot of them. And all these things are undergirded by a strong steady rhythm that both powers the band's engine and gives hard rock groove to the songs. The last thing you need to toss in the mix are song arrangements that merge all these things with catchy refrains and Accept's signature gang backing vocals. When these things mix and sweeten, Accept is at their best as with Die By The Sword, What's Done Is Done, Analog Man, Koolaid, a reference to the Jim Jones cult tragedy, and the sardonic humor of Hole In the Head. Fundamentally then, The Rise Of Chaos is merely Accept doing what Accept does best, delivering classic, keep it true, heavy metal with energy, finesse, and groove. Get it. You'll like it.



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The Bottom Line

The Rise Of Chaos is merely Accept doing what Accept does best, delivering classic, keep it true, heavy metal with energy, finesse, and groove. Get it. You'll like it.

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