Still trying to put my face back together after this.

…or, So, there was this other band I saw the other night besides Queensryche…

…namely, German heavy metal band Accept. And to be honest, they were phenomenal. I didn’t know any of their songs besides “Balls to the Wall” or “Restless And Wild,” but they rocked those two and all the rest like it was 1983. Original frontman Udo Dirkschneider isn’t with them anymore, but his replacement, Mark Tornillo, is a dead ringer for him, vocally speaking. I seriously did not know Tornillo was not the original singer. I was thinking the other day that I would be interested to hear what Tornillo-fronted recordings sound like…

…and lo and behold, I heard this number on Sirius last night:

That, my friends, is the title track from Stalingrad, Accept’s second album with Tornillo. (I am given to believe the first album with Tornillo at the mike, Blood of the Nations, was really good too.) Between this and their set at the South Texas Rock Fest, I must admit I am in awe. I seriously did not think it was possible for a band to throw down that hard after 30 years. I am definitely gonna have to pick this one up!


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