Accept (1979) PVC 6904

PVC (6904)
Producer: Frank Martin
Rating: *** (Noteworthy)
Recorded September and December 1978, released January 1979 (Germany only)

This German outfit clearly got its cues from Judas Priest and fellow countrymen the Scorpions (mixed with a bit of Van Halen on “That’s Rock’n Roll”).  This debut comes across as a second-rate version of Priest, but their semi-amateurish delivery works quite well on some of the material, especially as the set progresses.  While this doesn’t come close to early Maiden, it’s a worthwhile listen for metal fans.