Accept have made a comeback unlike any other metal band out there. Of course there are bands like Helloween and Iron Maiden that came back after some dysfunction between original band members. Accept was dormant for long stretches of the 90’s and 2000’s. Now, they’re firing on all cylinders and released the fantastic, Too Mean To Die. Coming from Nuclear Blast Records, the album is just another heater on the heels of Stalingrad, Blind Rage, and The Rise of Chaos.
The band had to take TWO breaks to get this one out. One mandated and one forced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mark Tornillo, singer, and Accept savior, had this to say about the album.
After the cruel year 2020 for all of us worldwide, we are happy that we can present our new album to the fans. We are very excited about the reactions. And we’re looking forward to hopefully being on stage in front of you again soon and looking into your beaming faces as we rock out together with you. No question: The Best Is Yet To Come.
Andy Sneap of Judas Priest and Megadeth fame produced the album at his studio in Nashville, Tennessee. His masterwork is on full display with the record alongside the excellent work from the band. Too Mean To Die is the first record that Phillip Shouse is on for the band, and he adds to the ridiculously talented guitar trio the band has.
Yeah, But Where Can You Get It?
You can get the album directly from the source, here. If you’re looking for one of the colored vinyl or regular vinyl, they might have a couple left, but those are nearly all sold out. If you have the chance to listen to this album, please do it. I don’t have enough time under my belt with it for a full review, but it’s absolutely a contender for Album of the Year already. My favorite track is “Zombie Apocalypse” or “Too Mean To Die”.
If your 2021 needed an injection of classic style heavy metal, Accept’s Too Mean To Die is the perfect remedy.
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