Stalingrad (Accept album)

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Stalingrad
Studio album by Accept
Released April 6, 2012 (2012-04-06)
Recorded 2011
Genre Heavy metal, speed metal
Length 56:26
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Andy Sneap
Accept chronology
Blood of the Nations
(2010)
Stalingrad
(2012)
Blind Rage
(2014)

Stalingrad is the thirteenth studio album by German heavy metal band Accept, which was released on April 6, 2012, by the independent German record label Nuclear Blast Records.[1][2] It is their second album since their 2009 reunion, and like its predecessor, Blood of the Nations (2010), was produced by Andy Sneap.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
BW&BK 8.5/10 stars[4]
Thrash Hits 5.5/6 stars[5]

Critical reception of the album has been largely favorable. AllMusic published a review giving the album three-and-a-half stars out of five. Reviewer James Christopher Monger also noted that current vocalist Tornillo does an "awfully convincing Udo Dirkschneider impression."[3] Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles and Thrash Hits also gave the album positive reviews.[4][5]

The album was successful, debuting at number six on the German albums chart.[6] Stalingrad also debuted at number 81 on the Billboard 200, becoming Accept's first album to crack the top 100 in the United States since Metal Heart (1985), which peaked at number 94.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Music by Wolf Hoffmann/Peter Baltes. Lyrics by Mark Tornillo.

  1. "Hung, Drawn and Quartered" – 4:35
  2. "Stalingrad" – 5:59
  3. "Hellfire" – 6:07
  4. "Flash to Bang Time" – 4:06
  5. "Shadow Soldiers" – 5:47
  6. "Revolution" – 4:08
  7. "Against the World" – 3:36
  8. "Twist of Fate" – 5:30
  9. "The Quick and the Dead" – 4:25
  10. "Never Forget" (bonus track) – 4:52
  11. "The Galley" – 7:21

Personnel[edit]

Band
Production
  • Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 32
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[9] 68
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[10] 8
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 77
German Albums (Official Top 100)[12] 6
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[13] 5
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[14] 80
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[15] 22
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[16] 46
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[17] 66
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 10
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 17
US Billboard 200[20] 81
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[21] 29
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[22] 7
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[23] 13
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[24] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Accept: New Album Title Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Accept: 'Stalingrad' Release Date Announced". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. Retrieved January 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Monger, James Christopher. "Accept - Stalingrad". AllMusic. Retrieved April 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Gromen, Mark. "ACCEPT - Stalingrad". BW&BK. Retrieved April 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Dare, Tom. "Album: Accept – Stalingrad". Thrash Hits. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Accept: More 'Stalingrad' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Accept - Awards". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Accept - Stalingrad - Brothers In Death" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  9. ^ "Accept – Stalingrad - Brothers In Death" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  10. ^ "Accept: Stalingrad - Brothers In Death" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  11. ^ "Accept – Stalingrad - Brothers In Death". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  12. ^ "Accept – Stalingrad - Brothers In Death". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  13. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ – Magyar Hangfelvétel-kiadók Szövetsége". Mahasz.hu. LightMedia. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  14. ^ "「スターリングラード」 アクセプト│オリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  15. ^ "Accept – Stalingrad - Brothers In Death". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  16. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  17. ^ "Accept – Stalingrad - Brothers In Death". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  18. ^ "Accept – Stalingrad - Brothers In Death". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  19. ^ "Accept – Stalingrad - Brothers In Death". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  20. ^ "Accept Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Accept. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  21. ^ "Accept Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Accept. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  22. ^ "Accept Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums for Accept. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  23. ^ "Accept Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Independent Albums for Accept. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  24. ^ "Accept Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Accept. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-06-10.