Photo by Marko Syrjala
This is from the biggest daily newspaper in Finland:
Rough translation follows:
POWER BY THE GERMAN METAL WORK HORSES
The German heavy metal work horses Scorpions and Accept are on paper from the same mould, but by Hartwall Arena appearance they are from different worlds.
Scorpions albums would compile a strong heavy rock set. Along with encore of hit ballad WoC, the band demonstrated generously their lighter side. Reggea-beatish ITAT was number three on the set list and soon thereafter the band played several songs long acoustical segment of pops and ballads.
When one adds the colorless new material and too long solos, the gig leaves a bland taste. The band offered the must-play hits and little more, but not a strong backboned rock concert.
Accept on the other hand fully used their short set to their advantage.
Their scale ranging from boogie rock to fast heavy metal played solidly and with a good edge.
Guitarist Wolf and company also have a pleasant dose of Pete Townshend and Wilko Johnson mannerism.
And best of all, the current material of the band is well worthy of playing.
ACCEPT fans hail from all over the world. We’ve become acquainted at shows and through various fan groups, forums, and the Metal Hearts Club app. Now, the opportunity for the band and the fans to learn more in depth about each other is here…
Come and tell us about your respective countries. Share your cultures, customs, and other things that matter to you. This is a place for all of us to truly connect beyond the surface—to build bridges of knowledge, understanding, and friendship.
WOLF HOFFMANN: ACCEPT have never been in Switzerland for a CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL – come and see us and let’s rock together!