Blood of the Nations

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Blood of the Nations
Studio album by Accept
Released August 20, 2010 (2010-08-20)
Recorded November 2009–January 2010 at Backstage Studio, Derbyshire, England
Genre Heavy metal, speed metal, thrash metal, power metal
Length 67:30
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Andy Sneap
Accept chronology
All Areas – Worldwide
(1997)
Blood of the Nations
(2010)
Stalingrad
(2012)

Blood of the Nations is the twelfth studio album by German heavy metal band Accept. It is the band's first studio recording since 1996's Predator and the first album to feature vocalist Mark Tornillo and drummer Stefan Schwarzmann. It is the first album without Udo Dirkschneider on vocals since Eat the Heat in 1989. This is also the first album to feature guitarist Herman Frank since Balls to the Wall in 1983.

Tracklist[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Beat the Bastards"   Wolf Hoffmann, Mark Tornillo, Peter Baltes 5:24
2. "Teutonic Terror"   Hoffmann, Tornillo, Baltes [additional credit 1] 5:13
3. "The Abyss"   Hoffmann, Tornillo, Baltes 6:53
4. "Blood of the Nations"   Hoffmann, Tornillo, Baltes 5:37
5. "Shades of Death"   Hoffmann, Tornillo, Baltes [additional credit 2] 7:32
6. "Locked and Loaded"   Hoffmann, Tornillo, Baltes 4:28
7. "Kill the Pain"   Hoffmann, Tornillo, Baltes 5:47
8. "Rolling Thunder"   Frank, Tornillo 4:54
9. "Pandemic"   Hoffmann, Tornillo, Baltes 5:36
10. "New World Comin'"   Hoffmann, Tornillo, Baltes 4:50
11. "No Shelter"   Hoffmann, Tornillo, Baltes 6:04
12. "Bucket Full of Hate"   Hoffmann, Tornillo, Baltes 5:12
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Time Machine" (Bonus track for Digipak and Japanese SHM-CD editions) Hoffmann, Tornillo, Baltes 5:25
14. "Land of the Free" (Bonus track for Japanese SHM-CD edition) Hoffmann, Tornillo, Baltes 4:51

Additional credits[edit]

  1. ^ Includes excerpts from "Concerto Mondiale" by Hoffmann and Melo Mafali
  2. ^ Includes excerpts from "Concerto Mondiale" by Hoffmann and Melo Mafali

Reception[edit]

Blood of the Nations
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[1]
Blabbermouth.net 8.5/10 stars[2]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Lords of Metal 87/100[4]
Stormbringer 4/5 stars[5]
Metal Psalter 4/5 stars[6]
Dangerdog Music Reviews 4.5/5 stars[7]
Metal Underground 4.5/5 stars[8]
Metal Assault 8.5/10 stars[9]
Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles 8.5/10 stars[10]

Since its release, Blood of the Nations has been met with positive reviews. Reviewer Scott Alisoglu of Blabbermouth.net reviewed the album positively saying that Blood of the Nations "is the shot in the arm that fans of traditional heavy metal needed", and gave the album 8.5 out of 10.[2] The album also received a positive review from musicreview.co.za, with reviewer Sergio Pereira saying that "This isn't about 3 minute radio-friendly singles, Blood of the Nations is about metal – cold hard metal", and noting that minute-long solos, such as the one in the album track "Pandemic", are rare in current music.[11]

Accolades[edit]

In 2010, The Dinosaur Rock Guitar forum honored Blood of the Nations with a Dino award for "Album of the Year".[12]

The album was voted the "#1 Comeback Album" in a 2013 VH1 poll. Also in 2013, Metal Shock Finland declared it "The Best Shocking Comeback Album".[13]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[14] 19
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[15] 59
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[16] 27
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[17] 9
French Albums (SNEP)[18] 72
German Albums (Official Top 100)[19] 4
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[20] 7
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[21] 74
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[22] 78
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[23] 7
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[24] 15
US Billboard 200[25] 187
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[26] 19
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[27] 41

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Blood of the Nations review". About.com. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Alisoglu, Scott. "ACCEPT. Blood of the Nations (Nuclear Blast)". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ Prato, Greg. "Blood of the Nations review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ Roks, Sjak. "Blood of the Nations review". Lords of Metal webzine. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  5. ^ Samer, Sigfried (August 11, 2010). "Blood of the Nations review" (in German). Stormbringer webzine. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Blood of the Nations review". Metal Psalter webzine. August 16, 2010. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  7. ^ Hartranft, Craig (August 23, 2010). "Blood of the Nations review". Dangerdog Music Reviews. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  8. ^ Wels, Todd (August 21, 2010). "Blood of the Nations review". Metal Underground.com. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  9. ^ Brackett, Brianna (September 14, 2010). "Blood of the Nations review". Metal Assault.com. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  10. ^ Lawson, Dom. "Blood of the Nations review". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Review: Accept – Blood Of The Nations". musicreview.co.za. Retrieved January 22, 2011. 
  12. ^ http://www.dinosaurrockguitar.com/new/node/464
  13. ^ http://metalshockfinland.com/2013/08/20/accept-blood-of-the-nations-voted-the-1-comeback-album-by-fans-on-vh1/
  14. ^ "Accept - Blood Of The Nations" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  15. ^ "Accept – Blood Of The Nations" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  16. ^ ds. "Čns Ifpi". Ifpicr.cz. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Accept: Blood Of The Nations" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
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  20. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ – Magyar Hangfelvétel-kiadók Szövetsége". Mahasz.hu. LightMedia. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  21. ^ "ブラッド・オブ・ザ・ネイションズ アクセプトのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  22. ^ "Accept – Blood Of The Nations". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  23. ^ "Accept – Blood Of The Nations". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  24. ^ "Accept – Blood Of The Nations". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  25. ^ "Accept Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Accept. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  26. ^ "Accept Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums for Accept. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  27. ^ "Accept Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Independent Albums for Accept. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-06-10.