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Blood of the Nations
Type: CD
Company: Nuclear Blast
Release: 2010
Genre: Traditional
Reviewer: Eric Compton
Published: 9/1/2010
Stunning comeback record from these German traditional pioneers
This is a tough pill to swallow. I really love this new album, yet as good as it is, it doesn’t assuage the fact that Udo should be singing these songs. We know the traumatic effects of a Udo led Accept, thus the inevitable break-ups through the years that eventually led to Mark Tornillo (T.T. Quick) becoming the full-time vocalist in 2009. The line-up of Baltes, Frank, Hoffman and Schwarzmann is astounding as a package with Andy Sneap’s high yielding production standards. ‘Blood of the Nations’ has the Teutonic metal fury we’ve come to know and adore from these Germans. Highlights are the gang-led choruses of “Beat the Bastards Down”, “Teutonic Terror” and the spirited “Blood of the Nations”. Tornillo nails that high raspy delivery perfectly and, based on this recording alone, would have been my obvious choice as the replacement. With all that said, I still feel damn shameful playing it for some reason.
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Eric Compton // Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for MaximumMetal.com for nearly 10 years and is the author of the heavy metal book series--Denim & Letters. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia.

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5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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