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Frank, Herman: Fight the Fear

Fans of the legendary German Metal band, Accept, should recognize the name Herman Frank. He was one half of their guitar duo, along side Wolf Hoffmann, on such classics as Balls To The Wall and their comeback album of 2010, Blood Of The Nations. But Frank is also known for his time in the band Victory and the eight albums that he has done with them. Cut to 2019 and Herman Frank has released his 4th solo record, Fight The Fear (AFM Records), another barnstormer of a disc. The guitar work from Frank on Fight The Fear is nothing short of awesome.

Along with Masterplan vocalist Rick Altzi, guitarist Heiko Schröder, former Rage drummer André Hilgers and Jaded Heart bassist Michael Müller, Herman Frank has yet again delivered a take no prisoners, in your face Metal record. Fight The Fear is a razor sharp, heavy album that spares the boredom and goes directly for the jugular. In fact, the disc does even let up for a second until the final track, “Lost In Heaven”, which is somewhat a Power Ballad, that still delivers all of the dynamics of the heavy.

Opening track, “Until The End”, sets the stage for Fight The Fear, complete with its locomotive double bass drums and thunderous, chugging riff. “Sinners” is another no holds barred, Headbanger of a track that will please any old school Accept fan and “Hatred” has a menacing, angry vibe, complete with an excellent vocal performance. Production of Fight The Fear is fantastic, with punchy drums, vocals mixed nicely and with some great modern Metal guitar tones.

Herman Frank and Co. have delivered another great Metal record for 2019. If you have been a fan of any of his previous three solo efforts, you will absolutely love this record and if you have not heard any of the past solo releases, this is a great place to start! Herman Frank brings his Metal “A” game to the masses on Fight The Fear and simply goes right for the throat. This is a high class Metal record that combines the old school and the modern.


Line Up:
Herman Frank (guitars)
Rick Altzi (vocals)
Andre Hilgers (drums)
Michael Müller (bass)
Heiko Schröder (guitars)


Tracklist:
01 Until The End
02 Fear
03 Terror
04 Sinners
05 Hatred
06 Hail & Row
07 Hitman
08 Stay Down
09 Rock You
10 Don’t Cross The Line
11 Are You Ready
12 Wings Of Destiny
13 Waiting For The Night
14 Lost In Heaven

Added: March 30th 2019
Reviewer: Butch Jones
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