Album review – ACCEPT – The Rise Of Chaos
By NEIL WILSON
I AM a long-time fan of this legendary German heavy metal band since Breaker (1982) and can 100 per cent honestly say: I absolutely LOVE the latest album!
The Rise Of Chaos – the band’s fourth studio album since reforming over a decade ago with Mark Tornillo on vocals is the metal album of the Year’ – to me!
I have thoroughly enjoyed the three predecessors. All delivered some outstanding heavy metal music, some killer songs and proved the band still kick some major fucking ass, something they’ve done consistently for almost four decades!
The Rise Of Chaos sees Accept lose none of their firepower, tenacity or killer attitude. But the player does see them return to their roots and this album could easy slot between Metal Heart and Russian Roulette …
old fans, you know what I mean?
That old-school groove and direction is absolutely dynamic throughout the new CD! It’s as if the band have heard another band inspire them or sat down and said let’s make a killer ‘old school’ album and they certainly
have attained that goal!
Song-wise, where do I start? The double kick attack of, “No Regrets” and “Carry The Weight” is a brace of bulldozers, the latter reminiscent of TV war anthems and both songs will having you head banging and singing along!
“Die By The Sword”: meaty riff, sing-a-long chorus, complete with traditional Accept backing vocals! The mid – paced monster, ‘Hole In The Head’ is crushing, with a half time chorus that works well.
The title track, “The Rise Of Chaos” is sublime, Accept delivering a killer song with all the right stuff featured and is a definite highlight, among a plethora of equally great tunes. The frantic intro riff disguises that
“Koolaid” is in fact a four-on-the-floor stomping rocker and to many listeners, the stand-out here. Catchy riff, great groove and that chorus – it will be sung forever more at shows!
The marauding, “Analog Man” is vintage Accept and delivers yet another likeable tune, with a tasty riff and hypnotising groove. Picking up the pace, we have the up-tempo charge of “What’s Done Is Done” – lots of tasty licks, driving riff topped and another gang chorus.
Riffarama reigns supreme on, “Worlds Colliding” – a cruiser with a catchy chorus and closing this,epic album is “Race To Extinction’ – the band doing what they do best!