Blood of the Nations

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Blood of the Nations
Accept Blood of the Nations cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released20 August 2010 (2010-08-20)
RecordedNovember 2009–January 2010
StudioBackstage Studio, Derbyshire, England
GenreHeavy metal
Length67:30
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerAndy Sneap
Accept chronology
All Areas – Worldwide
(1997)
Blood of the Nations
(2010)
Stalingrad
(2012)
Singles from Blood of the Nations
  1. "The Abyss"
    Released: 21 May 2010

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 Accept album without Udo Dirkschneider on vocals since Eat the Heat (1989), and the band's first album to feature guitarist Herman Frank since Balls to the Wall (1983).

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com4/5 stars[1]
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Blabbermouth.net8.5/10[3]
Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles8.5/10[4]
Classic Rock4/5 stars[5]
Metal Hammer (GER)6/7[6]
Rock Hard9.0/10[7]

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.[3] 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.[8]

Blood of the Nations debuted at number four on the German albums chart,[9] making it Accept's first highest chart position since Russian Roulette (1986), and their second highest chart position (their 2014 album Blind Rage would debut at number one). It was also Accept's first album to enter the Billboard 200 since Eat the Heat (1989), though it peaked at number 187, making it the band's lowest chart position to date.[10]

Accolades[edit]

In 2010, The Dinosaur Rock Guitar forum honored Blood of the Nations with a Dino award for "Album of the Year".[11] The album won two Metal Storm Awards that same year, when it was voted Best Heavy Metal Album and Biggest Surprise.[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]

At the German edition of the Metal Hammer Awards show in 2011, the song "Teutonic Terror" won the "Metal Anthem" award.[14][15]

Track list[edit]

All tracks are written by Wolf Hoffmann, Mark Tornillo, Peter Baltes, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Beat the Bastards"5:24
2."Teutonic Terror" (includes excerpts from "Concerto Mondiale" by Hoffmann and Melo Mafali)5:13
3."The Abyss"6:53
4."Blood of the Nations"5:37
5."Shades of Death" (includes excerpts from "Concerto Mondiale" by Hoffmann and Melo Mafali)7:32
6."Locked and Loaded"4:28
7."Kill the Pain"5:47
8."Rolling Thunder" (Herman Frank, Tornillo)4:54
9."Pandemic"5:36
10."New World Comin'"4:50
11."No Shelter"6:04
12."Bucket Full of Hate"5:12

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[16] 19
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[17] 59
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[18] 27
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[19] 9
French Albums (SNEP)[20] 72
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[21] 4
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[22] 7
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[23] 74
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[24] 78
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[25] 7
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[26] 15
US Billboard 200[27] 187
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[28] 19
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[29] 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Blood of the Nations review". About.com. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  2. ^ Prato, Greg. "Blood of the Nations review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b Alisoglu, Scott. "Accept - Blood of the Nations (Nuclear Blast)". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  4. ^ Lawson, Dom. "Accept - Blood of the Nations". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. Archived from the original on 19 September 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  5. ^ Berelian, Essi (September 2010). "Accept - Blood of the Nations". Classic Rock. No. 148. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  6. ^ Mineur, Matthias (20 August 2010). "Accept - Blood of the Nations". Metal Hammer (in German). Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  7. ^ Kühnemund, Götz (2010). "Review Album Des Monats: Accept - Blood of the Nations". Rock Hard (in German). No. 280. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Review: Accept – Blood Of The Nations". musicreview.co.za. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  9. ^ "Accept: More More 'Blood Of The Nations' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Accept - Awards". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 30, 2015. Retrieved May 24, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ http://www.metalstorm.net/awards/archive.php?year=2010
  13. ^ http://metalshockfinland.com/2013/08/20/accept-blood-of-the-nations-voted-the-1-comeback-album-by-fans-on-vh1/
  14. ^ https://fanoegerm.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/metallica-kreator-in-flames-volbeat-honored-at-germanys-metal-hammer-awards/
  15. ^ http://www.metal-rules.com/metalnews/2011/09/16/accept-big-winners-at-metal-hammer-awards/
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  17. ^ "Ultratop.be – Accept – Blood Of The Nations" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  18. ^ ds. "Čns Ifpi". Ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  19. ^ "Accept: Blood Of The Nations" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  20. ^ "Lescharts.com – Accept – Blood Of The Nations". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  21. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Accept – Blood Of The Nations". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  22. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2010. 34. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  23. ^ "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 11 November 2010.
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  26. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Accept – Blood Of The Nations". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
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  28. ^ "Accept Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  29. ^ "Accept Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 10 June 2014.