"Too Mean To Die" is the sixteenth studio album by the German heavy metal band ACCEPT since they first formed forty-five years ago. Since the reunion with the new singer Mark Tornillo and the brilliant comeback album of "Blood Of The Nations"(2010) where a great future was in sight for the band, but the spiral slowly dropped the spark and the albums have from the brilliant release, ended with an only an okay verdict so my expectations for this release was pretty mediocre, to be honest. After a couple of laps, they show quite immediately that old school heavy metal is still alive and that ACCEPT is hungrier than ever before, lockdown, insecurity creates a lot of frustration in the ACCEPT camp. A freshness of new members around Mark Tornillo and the only original member Wolf Hoffmann can be heard in the mix. Usually it's the singer that is the main man in a band but in this case, it's the guitarist, with the classic ACCEPT guitar sound is something that you immediately recognize, the vibe of Hoffmann's strike on the strings is a signature. JUDAS PRIEST guitarist and super-producer Andy Sneap sprinkles his magic on the eleven tracks and there are certainly echoes of the Midlands legends both in the sonic make-up and structure of some of the tracks.
ACCEPT showing that they still know their thing, I'm impressed with their creativity still reaching these heights, and with such a variety in the tunes, brilliantly worked guys. "Too Mean To Die" was released on January 15th, 2021 by Nuclear Blast Records.
Sum: "Too Mean To Die" is a brilliant release from these Heavy Metal masters!
ACCEPT crew is:
Wolf Hoffmann – lead guitar, backing vocals (1976–1989, 1992–1997, 2005, 2009–present)
Mark Tornillo – lead vocals (2009–present)
Uwe Lulis – rhythm guitar (2015–present)
Christopher Williams – drums (2015–present)
Martin Motnik – bass (2019–present)
Philip Shouse – rhythm guitar (2019–present)
More info @
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