Released: Jun 2012
Label: Nuclear Blast
The surprise, given these German thrash lifers' rep, is how so much of their 13th album looks beyond spitting homicidal threats over meat-cleaver guitars to express a certain all-for-one revolutionary ethos. "From Flood into Fire," romantic as a mid-level Accept anthem, urges us to conquer calamity together; "Civilisation Collapse," "United In Hate," the Marines-inspired "The Few, The Proud, The Broken" and other screamers follow suit. Outcasts and the frail, starting fires and riots, marching arm-in-arm into Armageddon with occasional acoustic passages for solace -- look out, Angela Merkel!