Accept – Accept – 1979

Album

Album Accept by the band Accept
Album Accept by the band Accept

Accept is the debut studio album by the German heavy metal band Accept, released in 1979. The album was recorded in a short time span of two weeks at the Delta-Studio in Wilster, Germany. The band had previously released a self-titled EP in 1978, which featured some of the songs that would appear on the album. The album showcases the band’s early sound, influenced by hard rock and blues rock, with elements of progressive rock and proto-thrash metal. The album features the vocals of Udo Dirkschneider, who would become one of the most recognizable voices in metal, as well as the guitar work of Wolf Hoffmann and Jörg Fischer. The album received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the band’s energy and musicianship, but criticized the production quality and the lack of originality. The album sold poorly at first, but gained a cult following over time, especially in Japan. The album is considered a classic of the genre and an important influence on many later bands. Some of the songs from the album, such as “Lady Lou”, “Seawinds” and “I’m a Rebel”, became staples of the band’s live shows and fan favorites.

Accept is considered to be one of Accept’s most important albums. It marked the band’s debut on the German music scene and established their signature sound of heavy metal with a speed metal edge. The album was also a commercial success, helping to introduce Accept to a new generation of fans.

Personnel

  • Udo Dirkschneider – lead vocals
  • Wolf Hoffmann – guitar
  • Jörg Fischer – guitar
  • Peter Baltes – bass, backing vocals
  • Frank Friedrich – drums

The different versions published for this album :