Objection Overruled

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Objection Overruled
Objection Overruled (album).jpg
Studio album by Accept
Released 1 February 1993 (1993-02-01)
Recorded 1992
Studio Dierks Studios, Stommeln, Cologne, Germany
Genre Heavy metal
Length 47:52
Label RCA/BMG Ariola (Europe)
CMC International (US)
Victor (Japan)
Producer Accept
Accept chronology
Staying a Life
(1990)Staying a Life1990
Objection Overruled
Death Row
(1994)Death Row1994
Singles from Objection Overruled
  1. "All or Nothing"
    Released: August 1992
  2. "I Don't Wanna Be Like You"
    Released: January 1993
  3. "Slaves to Metal"
    Released: 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal7/10[2]

Objection Overruled is the ninth studio album by German heavy metal band Accept, released in 1993. It is the first to feature Udo Dirkschneider on lead vocals since 1986's Russian Roulette. It was recorded at Dierks-Studios in Stommeln after pre-production at Roxx Studios.


In contrast to some of the other Accept albums, Wolf Hoffmann recalls Objection Overruled as an easy one to record: "That was great! I mean, making up and having reunions are always great in a way because you feel that sort of spirit or fresh wind again. It was great! We had a ball back then," adding, "we just really pretty much made records like we always did and felt like we should use the old formulas with no more sort of experiments and just pretty much do what Accept is known for; and that's what we did."[3]

Udo concurs, calling Objection Overruled "that classic Accept sound again"[4] as well as "a very good Accept album".[5] It was only after the album's release that rifts would begin to re-emerge within the band.

The uncredited cover photo was taken by Wolf Hoffmann.

Until 2017 "Bulletproof" and "Amamos la Vida" was the only song from the album that is still played in live shows[6]. In their 2017-2018 tour, they also included the title song back to their setlist.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics and music written by Accept and Deaffy

1."Objection Overruled"3:39
2."I Don't Wanna Be Like You"4:18
3."Protectors of Terror"4:03
4."Slaves to Metal"4:37
5."All or Nothing"4:31
7."Amamos la Vida"4:39
8."Sick, Dirty and Mean"4:33
10."Just by My Own" (Instrumental)3:29
11."This One's for You"4:10
Total length:47:52


Band members
Additional Musicians
  • Frank Knight - Additional Vocals
  • Pre-production at Roxx Studios
  • Produced, recorded and mixed by Accept at Dierks Studios Gmbh, Stommeln
  • Uli Baronowsky – engineer
  • Steffan Böhle Kunstfrei, Hamburg – cover design
  • Breeze Music Gmbh – publisher


Chart Peak
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[7] 17
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[8] 22
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 21
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 22


  1. ^ Anderson, Jason. "Accept Objection Overruled review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 August 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 8. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
  3. ^ Antunovich, Tony (27 November 2005). "Accept - Wolf Hoffmann". Metaleater.com. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Interviews - U.D.O." Metalkings.com. March 2004. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  5. ^ Kazantzis, Dimitris; Sakis Nikas; George Anasontzis (2004). "Interviews - U.D.O." Rockpages.gr. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  6. ^ http://www.setlist.fm/stats/songs/accept-7bd69eb8.html?song=Bulletproof
  7. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Accept – Objection Overruled". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  8. ^ アクセプト - アクセプトのアルバム売り上げランキング (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Accept – Objection Overruled". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Accept – Objection Overruled". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 June 2014.