BLOOD OF THE NATIONS is the twelfth studio album by German heavy metal band Accept. It is the band's first studio recording since 1996's Predator and the first album to feature vocalist Mark Tornillo and drummer Stefan Schwarzmann. It is the first Accept album without Udo Dirkschneider on vocals since Eat the Heat (1989), and the band's the first album to feature guitarist Herman Frank since Balls to the Wall (1983). Accept returned in 2010 with this superb slap of heavy metal. There is a definite old school vibe to the music, just as there should be. New singer Mark Tornillo is the ace in the sleeve. He has an excellent, raw voice that fits the music.
Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music.
This wonderful record (Hackett's first solo outing) is absolutely essential listening for fans of classic Genesis. In fact, then Genesis band mates Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford assist on the album, with Phil providing vocals for the standout "Star of Sirius" (the best Genesis song that Genesis never recorded).
The album is loosely organized around the theme of the Tarot (the awesome and frenetic opening track, "Ace of Wands," is named for a Tarot card, as are other tracks), one of Hackett's interests at the time.
Sodom's ''Days of Retribution'' was released with an issue of the German Legacy magazine in order to promote the band's upcoming album ''Decision Day''. In addition to one brand new track, this EP includes three rare bonus tracks from the last three studio records, a Motörhead cover and two live cuts which are probably both taken from the Chris Witchhunter Memorial Concert recorded seven years ago…
This is a great compilation of the legendary German metal band Accept's earlier, best years! These were arguably the best years of the Heavy Metal genre, when power riffs, well structured and technical lead guitar work, and powerful vocals ruled the day. If you like REAL metal, get this!
Features 24bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. Recorded in New York, New York on April 23, 1962. Originally released on Atlantic (1393). Includes liner notes by Gary Kramer. Digitally remastered by Gene Paul (DB Plus, New York, New York). More driving than "Blues Shout," it was recorded with Kenny Burrell (g).