This really is a great record and is my favourite Accept album....(although of course Balls to the Wall and Restless & Wild are tremendous also)
The heavy tracks (Sick,Dirty&Mean, this ones for you, Objection Overruled) are incredible - the rhythm section create this incredible rumble as Accept thrash into these tunes at 100mph
The Anthemic tracks (I Dont wanna be like you, All or Nothing, Bulletproof) are all classic Accept harking back to their glory days in the 80's
Then you've got straight Metal tracks (Protectors of Terror, Slaves to Metal) which showcase classic Accept riffs, a truely beautiful ballad (Amamos La Vida) and a jaw droppingly good instrumental (Just by my own) where Wolf Hoffmann shows off what every guitarist in the know had already twigged, that he's one of the greatest guitarists alive.
Speaking of Wolf Hoffmann, his influence on this album is massive as he contributes all guitars (rhythm and lead) and his lead work throught the record is unreal! This album should be heard by all guitarists, as it really is a tour de force. On a few of Accepts earlier albums, I felt that Wolf's guitar was a bit low in the mix. Not here, the guitar soars and really elevates the album.
This is a bit of an underrated classic, one which Udo called 'a very good Accept album'.
I go beyond that and say its great and definitely my favourite Accept album - only thing to make it better would be to include the following bonus tracks:
Losers & Winners (Awesome riffing, awesome bass rumble!)
Princess of the Dawn (Still can't beat that guitar riff)
Fast as a Shark ('nuff said!)
But hey, I'm just being greedy now!!!