BALLS TO THE WALL is the fifth album by German heavy metal band Accept. European label Lark Records released the album in December 1983, but its US release was delayed until a month later in January 1984 as to not compete with the band's then-current album Restless and Wild, which had arrived in the US in early 1983. It is Accept's only record to attain Gold certification in America. The album's title track became Accept's signature tune and remains a metal anthem and trademark in the genre.
Accept's "All Areas – Worldwide" captures the Teutonic heavy metal legends firing on stage on all cylinders. Featuring live recordings made on their 1993 "Objection Overruled" tour and 1994 "Death Row" tour, this is a unique snapshot of a band at their peak, reunited with inimitable vocalist Udo Dirkschneider. "All Areas – Worldwide" also serves as an impressive live greatest hits collection, featuring the classics ‘London Leatherboys’, ‘Breaker’, ‘Princess Of The Dawn’, ‘Restless And Wild’, ‘Son Of A Bitch’, ‘Metal Heart’, ‘Fast As A Shark’ plus an epic 11 minute version of ‘Balls To The Wall’.
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!
The German group Accept was one of the great metal bands of the '80s, but they never had huge success in North America. "Balls To The Wall" was their breakthrough in the U.S., but that was their only major hit here. They released tons of great albums over the years, and this DVD includes a lot of material.