Accept is a German group formed in 1976 in Solingen and originally composed of Wolf Hoffmann, Udo Dirkschneider and Peter Baltes. Who will be joined quickly by Gerhard Wahl and Frank Friedrich.
Group which released a first eponymous album three years later in 1979, album which unfortunately fell somewhat under the radar. Just like "I’m a rebel" in 1980 and "Breaker" in 1981.
They will have to wait for 1982 and the release of the album "Restless and wild" to finally see their efforts rewarded, notably thanks to titles like "Fast as a shark" and "Restless and wild".
The beginning of recognition, the real one, came a year later in 1983 with the release of the album "Balls to the wall", an album which allowed the group to expand its notoriety on a planetary level. Album which will mainly produce the single of the same name.
But it was the album "Metal heart", which came out in 1985, which was really going to consecrate them on the international scene. Album from which will be extracted two flagship titles that are "Midnight mover" and "Screaming for a love-bite".
Planetary success which was not denied in 1986 with the release of the album "Russian roulette", an album with less success than its predecessor but with major success all the same. A success mainly due to the single "T.V. war".
A beautiful machine which will start to seize up thereafter with an album "Eat the heat" in 1989 which knows only a relative success. A counter performance which foreshadows a slow, but inexorable, collapse of the group in the Charts. Decline during the decade which will follow and this in spite of the release of several albums.
The group will rise again from its ashes in a surprising way during the decade of 2010 but that is another story ...
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Lady Lou 1979
I’m a rebel 1980
Fast as a shark 1982
Restless and wild 1982
Balls to the wall 1984
Midnight mover 1985
Screaming for a love-bite 1985
T.V. war 1986
Generation Clash 1989
I don’t wanna be like you 1993
All or nothing 1983
Bad habits die hard 1994
Hard attack 1996
1979 ... a first title which immediately shows the trend : little guys aren't here to laugh. We have been warned !
1980 ... the rise in power is linear and the group shows more than obvious potential. Certainly, in a very particular musical field but which will experience its heyday during this blessed decade
1981 ... a title which borders on the speed of light and especially the exit of the road. But overspeed is one of the main components of this musical movement. Take it or leave it !
1981 ... certainly the group will never finish at the top of the Charts with such a sound but they are far from demerit, we have to contend
1982 ... a year that will not be remembered as their best, that's clear. On this track, we are at the limit of the inaudible. Not to mention a title intro that will be controversial given that it refers to a time of the darkest for Germany ...
1982 ... Germany and England provided most of the top names in this musical movement. A natural predisposition that only historians can explain to us ...
1984 ... then THIS title comes ! They sign here surely what will remain as one of their most emblematic titles and which finally allows them to access the Elite of the discipline. HU-GE !
1985 ... the sound, like the style, now fits perfectly with the latest trends of the moment in this field. But they still lack that little extra that would allow them to produce THE title that could make all the difference on the competition ...
1985 ... a BIG year 1985 with quality on every level. The group is inspired like never before and unrolls in an impressive way !
1986 ... the relapse is brutal the following year with a return to the original bases. Too much overspeed kills overspeed, a concept that they find difficult to master at first glance ...
1989 ... big air gap of 3 years followed by a return in a certain form. In any case, sufficient form to see them return to the race. For how much longer, good question ...
1993 ... this time, it's a 4 years air gap that will separate this title from the previous title. And the least we can say is that the group does not come back especially inspired in this new decade ...
1993 ... and yet, when they want, they can produce quality title, the proof ! A production of quality title too sawtooth and which will have strongly penalized them in the end ...
1994 ... once again in excess and over-boosting. Frankly unfortunate because they had all the potential to have the same career as a German band called...Scorpion
1996 ... unfortunately, they never knew how to find the recipe, or at least the magic ingredient, which could have propelled them to the highest peak of the Charts. Hard law of the trade ...
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