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Release date: 1982
Style: Heavy metal

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01. Fast As A Shark
02. Restless And Wild
03. Ahead Of The Pack
04. Shake Your Heads
05. Neon Nights
06. Get Ready
07. Demon's Night
08. Flash Rockin' Man
09. Don't Go Stealing My Soul Away
10. Princess Of The Dawn

Top 20 albums of 1982: 4

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Additional info
Recorded February / March and June 1982 at Dierks Studios, Cologne / Germany.
Mastered at C.B.S.
Herman Frank is credited with playing on the album but all guitars were recorded by Wolf Hoffmann before he joined the band.

German label Brain Records released the album in October 1982, but its U.S., U.K. and Canadian release was delayed until March 1983. It was even released in some parts of Europe in 1983.

The American version has a different cover, which is a photograph of the band in concert. The cover shown on the right (which depicts of an image of two guitars on fire) is the original.

Guest review by
Valentin B

Rating:
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Accept are back after their 1981 release Breaker, this time with a far more mature and highly influential album. It is an undeniable classic, although slightly flawed when viewed as a whole, something which I will explain later. The sound you should expect here would be a typical 80s production: prominent guitars and vocals; difficult to hear bass; a few samples; and some quirky, stringent, clean-electric and acoustic guitar passages here and there.

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published 24.01.2011 | Comments (12)

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ThunderAxe1989 - 18.06.2012 at 21:11  
Rating: 8 This is the album where I think they truly found their sound. The other three releases before this one, I was not impressed at all. Very powerful old school release. Some may say "Fast As A Shark" was the first sort of Speed Metal song. For the longest time I was saying Judas Priest's "Freewheel Burning" was the first one (especially cuz of the twin guitar techniques in the solos).....
Marcel Hubregtse - 18.06.2012 at 21:51  
Rating: 9
Written by ThunderAxe1989 on 18.06.2012 at 21:11

This is the album where I think they truly found their sound. The other three releases before this one, I was not impressed at all. Very powerful old school release. Some may say "Fast As A Shark" was the first sort of Speed Metal song. For the longest time I was saying Judas Priest's "Freewheel Burning" was the first one (especially cuz of the twin guitar techniques in the solos).....


Fast As A Shark outdates Freewheel Burning by almost two years. And as for the twin guitars, speed/thrash metal can easily be played with one guitar plus Accept also have the twin guitar attack/
Boxcar Willy - 18.06.2012 at 21:54  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.06.2012 at 21:51

speed/thrash metal can easily be played with one guitar

*Gives Guitar*

do it then, tough guy.
Marcel Hubregtse - 18.06.2012 at 22:01  
Rating: 9
Written by Boxcar Willy on 18.06.2012 at 21:54

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.06.2012 at 21:51

speed/thrash metal can easily be played with one guitar

*Gives Guitar*

do it then, tough guy.


*sigh*

Not that I can do it, but a speed/thrash band doesn't have to have two guitarists, there are bands that consist of just one. Hell, even Metallica started out as a one guitar band
Boxcar Willy - 18.06.2012 at 22:05  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.06.2012 at 22:01

Written by Boxcar Willy on 18.06.2012 at 21:54

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.06.2012 at 21:51

speed/thrash metal can easily be played with one guitar

*Gives Guitar*

do it then, tough guy.


*sigh*

Not that I can do it, but a speed/thrash band doesn't have to have two guitarists, there are bands that consist of just one. Hell, even Metallica started out as a one guitar band

*double sigh*

I'm aware that most thrash bands have one guitarist, I was just poking fun.
Marcel Hubregtse - 18.06.2012 at 22:07  
Rating: 9
Written by Boxcar Willy on 18.06.2012 at 22:05

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.06.2012 at 22:01


I'm aware that most thrash bands have one guitarist, I was just poking fun.


They don't

Most consist of two guitarists
Boxcar Willy - 18.06.2012 at 22:08  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.06.2012 at 22:07

Written by Boxcar Willy on 18.06.2012 at 22:05

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.06.2012 at 22:01


I'm aware that most thrash bands have one guitarist, I was just poking fun.


They don't

Most consist of two guitarists


Quote fail, but a lot of OLDER thrash bands do.


Since when did you become a troll?
Marcel Hubregtse - 18.06.2012 at 22:11  
Rating: 9
Written by Boxcar Willy on 18.06.2012 at 22:08

Quote fail, but a lot of OLDER thrash bands do.



Motorhead and Venom are not and were never thrash, no matter what the kiddies proclaim nowadays. Metallica only performed as such once or twice all their recordings have two guitar parts.


The reason I originally said that about the two guitarists in Freewheel Burning is because dual guitars are not a defining trait for speed/thrash.
Boxcar Willy - 18.06.2012 at 22:14  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.06.2012 at 22:11

Written by Boxcar Willy on 18.06.2012 at 22:08

Quote fail, but a lot of OLDER thrash bands do.



Motorhead and Venom are not and were never thrash, no matter what the kiddies proclaim nowadays. Metallica only performed as such once or twice all their recordings have two guitar parts.


The reason I originally said that about the two guitarists in Freewheel Burning is because dual guitars are not a defining trait for speed/thrash.

I don't want to get into an arguement with you, but when did I say Venom Or Motorhead were Thrash?

And, again, I was just poking fun.
Marcel Hubregtse - 18.06.2012 at 22:17  
Rating: 9
Written by Boxcar Willy on 18.06.2012 at 22:14

I don't want to get into an arguement with you, but when did I say Venom Or Motorhead were Thrash?


You said "a lot of OLDER thrash bands do." so I assumed you meant Motorhead and Venom. Because please try and name at least five OLDER speed/thrash bands with one guitarist. I bet that with a lot of luck you will manage one.

That is: NOT ALLOWED TO USE ANY INTERNET. So, straight from the top of your head.
Boxcar Willy - 18.06.2012 at 22:19  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.06.2012 at 22:17

Written by Boxcar Willy on 18.06.2012 at 22:14

I don't want to get into an arguement with you, but when did I say Venom Or Motorhead were Thrash?


You said "a lot of OLDER thrash bands do." so I assumed you meant Motorhead and Venom. Because please try and name at least five OLDER speed/thrash bands with one guitarist. I bet that with a lot of luck you will manage one.

That is: NOT ALLOWED TO USE ANY INTERNET. So, straight from the top of your head.












Fuck.
Marcel Hubregtse - 18.06.2012 at 22:22  
Rating: 9
Written by Boxcar Willy on 18.06.2012 at 22:19












Fuck.


took me ages to come up with four myself But three of those are actually well known and one of them only had one guitar on their first album.
Boxcar Willy - 18.06.2012 at 22:25  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.06.2012 at 22:22

Written by Boxcar Willy on 18.06.2012 at 22:19




Fuck.


took me ages to come up with four myself But three of those are actually well known and one of them only had one guitar on their first album.

Well, it's not like it's a genre that I listen to often, so it would be even harder for me

anyway, back to Sludge land
Cuca Beludo - 28.06.2012 at 03:10  
  Heavy metal perfection.
megadeath13 - 28.12.2012 at 01:31  
  Nearly, nearly perfect! "Fast as a shark"and "Shake your heads" are the highlights.
belphegor666 - 13.07.2013 at 01:08  
  Fast As A Shark/Princess Of The Night/Restless And Wild are the best songs from this particular album...dynamites
Nick K. - 16.07.2013 at 13:52  
Rating: 8 Almost perfect. "Fast as a shark", title track, "flash rockin man", all of them are legendary.

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