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Accept - Balls to the Wall

Tracklisting

01. Balls to the Wall [05:43]
02. London Leatherboys [03:58]
03. Fight It Back [03:34]
04. Head Over Heels [04:25]
05. Losing More Than You've Ever Had [05:07]
06. Love Child [03:35]
07. Turn Me On [05:12]
08. Losers and Winners [04:20]
09. Guardian of the Night [04:25]
10. Winter Dreams [04:54]
11. Up to the Limit [Live] [*] [05:03]
12. Head Over Heels [Live] [*] [05:57]

Genre

Heavy Metal

Released By / Year

BMG / 1984

Quick Review

"There is one way to show
What you feel for the girl
Write her a lovely letter
Tell her what you're looking for"


One Word Review: Ooomph!

A classic, which sounds occasionally dated, but holds up remarkably well. Udo's powerful croak runs wild in an unrestrained and rampant way, that is both enjoyable, but also sporadically flaky. There's a joyful innocence to the album, the lighthearted and sometimes quite hilarious lyrics (the one quoted above is just one of many) included, but it also lacks some depth. When it works it's brilliant though.

A song like "Turn me on" has an intense and powerful build up, perfectly released in its chorus. The guitar riffs are mean enough to overshadow any shortcomings and nearly every song is strong enough, to still make an impression today.


Favorite songs: Balls To The Wall, Turn Me On, Fight it Back, Losing More Than You've Ever Had.




Written By Steen
Online: Tuesday, March 24, 2015




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Friday, April 10, 2015 - gizmo

The classic to rule them all. Priest, Sabbath, Moterhead etc etc no match for Accept