ACCEPT – Metal Heart

Accept – Metal Heart (1985, Portrait Records)

1. “Metal Heart” … 5:19
2. “Midnight Mover” … 3:05
3. “Up to the Limit” … 3:47
4. “Wrong Is Right” … 3:08
5. “Screaming for a Love-Bite” … 4:06
6. “Too High to Get It Right” … 3:47
7. “Dogs on Leads” … 4:23
8. “Teach Us to Survive” … 3:32
9. “Living for Tonite” … 3:33
10. “Bound to Fail” … 4:58

Udo Dirkschneider – Vocals
Wolf Hoffmann – Guitars, Electric Sitar, Backing Vocals
Jörg Fischer – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Peter Baltes – Bass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Stefan Kaufmann – Drums

Produced by: Dieter Dierks

Balls to the Wall is Accept’s best album, but this would be my second favorite. It’s a lot more accessible and pop-metallic than the pure heavy metal thunder of Restless and Wild and that’s probably why I like it so much. Restless and Wild was heavy, Balls to the Wall was heavy, melodic & commercial, and Metal Heart goes even more commercial and melodic.

“Metal Heart” is the most aggressive song here and the obvious standout but who can resist the pop metal of “Midnight Mover” and “Screaming for a Love-Bite”? I’m not sure where I stand on “Teach Us to Survive”. It’s like some jazzed up version of theme that you might hear from a 1960s spy show.

Highlights: “Metal Heart”, “Midnight Mover”, “Wrong Is Right”, “Screaming for a Love-Bite”, “Too High to Get It Right”, “Living for Tonite”


Posted on August 23, 2009, in Accept and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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