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Good but not great. The bonus DVD is the real gem.
on 6 September 2015
Blind Rage is another expertly crafted album by the Mark Tornillo's era Accept.
However, even being majestically produced by wizard producer Andy Sneap, the freshness factor when compared to "Blood of the Nations" and "Stalingrad" is already waning (it is similar to the process that occurred with Blaze Bayley's first three albums, also produced by Sneap). The songs themselves, of course, are not bad, on the contrary, but them tend to be forgotten very soon after listening to the whole album..
The real gem here is the bonus DVD, containing a live performance in Santiago, in 2013. The sound is gorgeous (probably a lot of overdubs in the studio - whatever), making most of the songs (mainly the old ones) sound better than in the albums! Pre-Tornillo songs (I mean Udo's era) include "Monsterman", "Up to the Limit", "Fast as A Shark", "Metal Heart", "Balls to The Wall", "Winners and Losers", "Neon Nighs", "Princess of the Dawn" and "Breaker".
It is clear, watching the video, that this is guitarist Wolf Hoffmann's show (followed by bassist Peter Baltes). Second guitarist Herman Frank (no longer in the band), barely makes a guitar solo.