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FM Revolver / Heavy Metal Worldwide
Breeze Music
1 CD
Heavy Metal
Udo Dirkschneider
Wolf Hoffmann
Peter Baltes
(bass guitar)
Jorg Fischer
Stefan Kaufmann

     > Accept is from Germany and began releasing albums in the late 70's.  Restless & Wild, however, is from the golden metal years of 1981-1986.  Although it was originally recorded in 1982, this Heavy Metal Worldwide release in 1987 was the first I've seen on CD.  This also happens to be their best album, and I've heard just about all their material (which is considerable).  Accept injects their own metal sound into Nazareth, AC/DC, and Deep Purple / Rainbow roots.

     > I first bought this album on vinyl -- no less a limited edition opaque red vinyl release.  Unfortunately, I sold that collectable once I bought the CD.  Oh well, such is life.  At any rate, finding this album on CD will be difficult and well worth the effort.

     > It's nice to able to look back at a group's discography and be able to discern their best works.  Accept has talent and it shines brightly in this album.  It may take some getting used to, but Udo's grouchy voice (like AC/DC) fits well with the metal jams.  Peter Baltes plays a mean bass, and is responsible for much of Accept's creativity.  Having two guitarists, a singer, bassist, and drummer is what I'd call a complete metal group.  Although I wouldn't say they're exceptional, Jorg and Wolf certainly had the 80's hard power riffs down pat.  Throw in some Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple / Rainbow) melodic interludes and you have my kind of music.  I guess I'd pick 'Princess of the Dawn' as the album's best track since it encompasses they're entire range.  There isn't a bad song on the album though.

Bottom Line:

     > Right after the Scorpions (a powerhouse), Accept is my second favorite metal group to come from Germany.  Restless & Wild is their album to get.  Unfortunately, you may not find this album on CD, but I'm fairly certain a compilation with most of its songs is still available.


ACCEPT / Restless and Wild | front cover scan
ACCEPT / Restless and Wild | back cover scan
ACCEPT / Restless and Wild | front cover scan
ACCEPT / Restless and Wild | back cover scan
CD | Tracks:
  1. Fast as a Shark
  2. Restless & Wild
  3. Ahead of the Pack
  4. Shake Your Heads
  5. Neon Nights
  6. Get Ready
  7. Demon's Night
  8. Flash Rockin' Man
  9. Don't Go Stealing My Soul Away
  10. Princess of the Dawn

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