After stablished themselves two years ago as the best comeback band in many years with Blood Of The Nations. Accept reinforced that statement with Stalingrad, a pure load of Heavy metal awesomeness that is just a straight kick in the face.
From the first riff of Hung Drawn and Quartered you can tell that this album is gonna kick serious ass. Sharp guitars and the voice of Mark Torillo will get you going right away. Stalingrad the title track of the album has a great 80’s vibe that reminds me Running Wild on their early works, very German, very strong and fast. Hellfire is a relaxed song with a great guitar work by Wolf Hoffman. not fast not slow just the right tempo. Flash To Bang Time is like the title indicates, a banging song really fast and full of ups and downs. Shadows Soldiers is a semi-ballad that perhaps is the most relaxed song on the album, the lyrics carry such passion and the voice of Torillo will make you feel that.
Revolution is another pumping song that start slowly and build up speed towards the head banging stage. Against The World is a more melodic song that is full of good riffs and drum fillings, personally is a bit different from the rest of the album. Twist Of Fate is a kind of blues ballad, very calm with a great guitar and vocal work. The Quick And The Dead is one of the fastest songs in the whole album, very punchy and aggressive. The Galley is such a catchy song that has the Accept style all over, lots of riffs and great bass guitar lines.
Stalingrad is not just another album in the discography of Accept, Stalingrad is the next stage on their comeback plan. Very different at what they did on Blood Of The Nations, I could called a more adventurous album, that still condense the unique style of Accept, but keep experimenting with new sounds adapting them to their own. Powerful guitars, amazing vocals & kick ass classic heavy metal.
01. Hung, Drawn And Quartered.
04. Flash To Bang Time
05. Shadow Soldiers
07. Against The World
08. Twist Of Fate
09. The Quick And The Dead
10. Never Forget (bonus track)
11. The Galley