> Accept is from Germany and began releasing albums in the
late 70's. Restless & Wild, however, is from the
golden metal years of 1981-1986. Although it was originally recorded
in 1982, this Heavy Metal Worldwide release in 1987 was the first I've
seen on CD. This also happens to be their best album, and I've heard
just about all their material (which is considerable). Accept
their own metal sound into Nazareth, AC/DC, and Deep
Purple / Rainbow roots.
> I first bought this album on vinyl -- no less a limited edition opaque
red vinyl release. Unfortunately, I sold that collectable once I
bought the CD. Oh well, such is life. At any rate, finding
this album on CD will be difficult and well worth the effort.
> It's nice to able to look back at a group's discography and be able to
discern their best works. Accept has talent and it
shines brightly in this album. It may take some getting used to,
but Udo's grouchy voice (like AC/DC) fits well with the metal
jams. Peter Baltes plays a mean bass, and is responsible for much
of Accept's creativity. Having two guitarists, a singer,
bassist, and drummer is what I'd call a complete metal group. Although
I wouldn't say they're exceptional, Jorg and Wolf certainly had the 80's
hard power riffs down pat. Throw in some Ritchie Blackmore
(Deep Purple / Rainbow) melodic interludes and you have my
kind of music. I guess I'd pick 'Princess of the Dawn' as the album's
best track since it encompasses they're entire range. There isn't
a bad song on the album though.
> Right after the Scorpions (a powerhouse), Accept is my second favorite
metal group to come from Germany. Restless & Wild is their album
to get. Unfortunately, you may not find this album on CD, but I'm
fairly certain a compilation with most of its songs is still available.