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Review: Accept - The Rise of Chaos
The Rise of Chaos

Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Year released: 2017
Duration: 46:18
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy Metal


Review online: September 21, 2017
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 3.72/5 (74.36%) (39 Votes)

My initial thoughts about this album haven't changed all that much since the first couple of times I listened to it: It's good but not great and it's a "safe" album. Accept haven't tried to push their limits at all on this one and have stuck to catchy and easy-listening (metallically speaking) material and I'd say even gone a bit commercial on a couple of songs. They're big on very repetitive choruses and some of them are a bit too annoying to be repeated this much, so that really got old quick.

If you like Accept, you're going to like this. The band's signature sound is there and there are some really good songs but too many average ones for my taste. They're not bad, just average. I actually had to take a break from listening to it after a couple of weeks because I couldn't stand it anymore. Fast forward a few weeks and it's OK again. Let's face it, these guys simply set the bar too high with Blood of the Nations and Stalingrad. A safe buy if you don't expect something of the same calibre as those two albums.

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