Review: Dirkschneider “Live – Back To The Roots – Accepted”

Review: Dirkschneider “Live – Back To The Roots – Accepted”

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After successful 2016 tours and release of double live CD ‘Live – Back To The Roots’, Dirkschneider project expectedly release a live DVD called ‘Live – Back To The Roots – Accepted’.

Double DVD includes 26 most famous, recognizable and loud hits from Udo Dirkschneider’s era of Accept plus one bonus track “My Way”, which will be available on CD or vinyl versions.

Udo tells about an album: “It’s still so much fun to sing these songs live, they are a part of my biography, but nevertheless it’s about time to turn that page. There was so much talking and speculations about me and ACCEPT, so this is kind of a musical statement from my end – which seems to be very interesting for the fans who came to these shows”.

It’s hard to disagree with that, because Udo’s voice was an Accept‘s “business card” for years. So when the first chords of “Metal Heart”, “Balls To The Walls” or “Breaker” sounds, you expect to hear Udo’s voice, and not the other one.

This is a honest, good recorded live album: here can be saw a crowd that singing almost all the songs, musicians that gave everything to the music and of course Mr. Dirkschneider, who is still perform in his age of 65, and not looks like a shadow of himself. Of course his voice already not exactly as it was before, but it still sounds heavy. And it seems that no Udo, and no U.D.O.‘s musicians won’t stop touring or studio works.

Surely, someone can say that “there is nothing new in this album, only the old songs”. There are other opinions, like “if Accept will return in their original line-up…” (let’s take the things real: Accept is another band now, which have only the name in common). Anyway it’s ok and I accept (pun intended) all this opinions. But I really prefer to write reviews on albums like this, and not obituaries, which I need to write often last years.

‘Live – Back To The Roots – Accepted’ will be released on August, 4 via AFM Records.

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