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->''Fast as a shark he'll cut out of the dark''
->''He's a killer - he'll rip out your heart''
->''On a one way track and you're not coming back''
->'''cause the killer's on the attack!''
-->-- '''"Fast as a Shark"'''

Accept is a German Music/HeavyMetal band. Initially started as Band X in 1968, Accept is one of the oldest and influential German metal bands. [[JustForPun Accept]] no substitutes!

They were successful in the mid '80s until the creative differences and failed attempt at mainstream with their album ''Eat the Heat'' broke the band in the late '80s. They reformed in the early '90s with a DarkerAndEdgier sound but after a couple of years broke up again. Proper reformation didn't happen until 2009.
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!Discography:

* ''Accept'' (1979)
* ''I'm a Rebel'' (1980)
* ''Breaker'' (1981)
* ''Restless and Wild'' (1982)
* ''Balls to the Wall'' (1983)
* ''Metal Heart'' (1985)
* ''Russian Roulette'' (1986)
* ''Eat the Heat'' (1989)
* ''Objection Overruled'' (1993)
* ''Death Row'' (1994)
* ''Predator'' (1996)
* ''Blood of the Nations'' (2010)
* ''Stalingrad: Brothers in Death'' (2012)
* ''Blind Rage'' (2014)

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!!Band provides examples of:

* AlbumTitleDrop: In the chorus of "That's Rock 'n Roll", for the self-titled album:
-->Hey little woman, Accept tonight
-->Come rock and roll and feel allright
* AudienceParticipationSong: "Balls to the Wall", "Son of a Bitch", "Fast as a Shark", "Princess of the Dawn", "Losers and Winners"... they have a lot of these.
* BaldOfAwesome: Wolf Hoffmann.
* TheBandMinusTheFace: It felt kind of weird to see Accept reforming without Udo Dirkschneider. To some fans, it still does.
* BookEnds: The ''Stalingrad'' album: The first part of the song ''Hung, Drawn, and Quartered'' and last part of the song ''The Galley'' sound similar.
* CarefulWithThatAxe: "Heidi heido heida, heidi heido heida, heidi heido heida a a a a a a a a, hei-- *[[RecordNeedleScratch scratch]]* AAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!!"
* ChainsawGood: On the cover of [[http://www.metal-archives.com/release.php?id=819 debut album]].
* ClusterFBomb: "Son of a Bitch" from ''Breaker''. Just look at the chorus:
--> Son of a bitch - kiss my ass!
--> Son of a bitch!
--> Son of a bitch - you asshole!
--> Son of a bitch!
* DarkerAndEdgier: Their first reformation in the early '90s took this direction.
** ''Breaker'' was this to their first two albums, with the rationale being "we're not getting anywhere by being commercial, so let's just play what we want to play".
* DizzyCam: Whoever directed the music video for "Midnight Mover" definetely believed so. The result is somewhat nauseating.
* DoesntLikeGuns: "Guns R Us" make it very clear that the band is NOT fond of guns (or at least not being able to get them so easily).
* DrugsAreBad: "X-T-C", "Bulletproof"
* EpicRocking: "Heaven Is Hell" and "Mistreated".
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: "Bound to Fail", from ''Metal Heart''.
* GalleySlave: "The Galley" from ''Stalingrad'' is about them.
* HeavyMeta: "That's Rock 'n' Roll", "Burning", "Shake Your Heads", "Slaves to Metal".
* HellBentForLeather: The album art for ''Balls to the Wall.''
* IAmTheBand: Wolf Hoffman, currently.
* {{Instrumentals}}: "Pomp and Circumstance", "Drifting Away" and "Just by My Own".
* IntercourseWithYou: "Donation" from ''Objection Overruled''.
* LastNoteNightmare: "Take Him in to My Heart", from the self-titled album.
* Letters2Numbers: "Stand 4 What U R" from ''Eat the Heat''.
* LighterAndSofter: Though ''Eat the Heat'' gets bad flak for being commercial, the few people tend to forget that band's ''second'' album was also very commercial, it even featured a ''disco track''.
* ManlyTears: "Man Enough to Cry", from ''Russian Roulette''.
* NonAppearingTitle: "Russian Roulette" (the title song). According to [[http://www.metallian.com/accept.htm here]], it was originally supposed to be titled "War Games" (a phrase which is in the chorus), but was changed because of legal threats from, well, [[Film/WarGames guess who...]]
* TheNounAndTheNoun: ''Restless and Wild'', and the songs "Losers and Winners", "Rich & Famous", "Sick, Dirty and Mean" and "Thunder and Lightning".
* NumberedSequels: "Generation Clash" from ''Eat the Heat'' got numbered continuation on ''Death Row''.
* PowerBallad: Prominent in the earlier albums.
* ProfessionalKiller: "Sick, Dirty and Mean" from ''Objection Overruled'' is about hitmen and TheMafia in general.
* RhymesOnADime: So, how do you actually ''eat the heat?''
* RockMeAmadeus: Rendition of "Sabre Dance" appears in the middle of "Sodom and Gomorrah" from ''Death Row''.
* RockstarSong: "Rich & Famous" from the limited edition of ''Objection Overruled''.
* SelfTitledAlbum
* SpeedMetal: One of the {{Trope Codifier}}s with "Fast as a Shark".
* SpiritualSuccessor: Udo's first solo album is seen as an Accept album in all but a name, as it was written his former band members.
* StartMyOwn: Original singer Udo Dirkschneider has his own solo career on U.D.O. Guitarists Wolf Hoffman and Herman Frank also have released solo albums.
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Both ''Accept'' and ''Predator'' have songs sung by the bassist Peter Baltes instead of Udo.
* SubduedSection: "Russian Roulette".
* TextlessAlbumCover: ''Balls to the Wall''
* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: "The Quick and the Dead" (''Stalingrad'').
-->''There's two kinds of people... The Quick and the Dead.''
* TruckDriversGearChange: "Winter Dreams", the PowerBallad from ''Balls to the Wall'', has three verses, and goes up a key at the beginning of the second verse and again at the third verse.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The lyrics of "Metal Heart" (written in 1985) begin with "It is 1999 [...]"
* VSign: Used ironically on the cover of ''[[http://en.metalship.org/archives/albums/album10309.jpg Blood of the Nations]]'' album.
* WhyAmITicking: "Metal Heart" is about a disease in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 1999]] which turns human hearts into timebombs.
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