Wolf Hoffmann admits Accept experimented in the ’90s and it didn’t really work out that well
Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was recently interviewed by Andrew Daly for Vinyl Writer Music.
The German heavy metal rockers have had a new lease on life ever since lead vocalist Mark Tornillo joined the band and with their last five studio albums starting with Blood of The Nations in 2010 and the latest record Too Mean To Die in 2021. Daly noted that there was a real commitment from Accept to go back to their classic sound with those albums to which Hoffmann indicated:
“Well, the 90s were a shit time altogether. And I think we experimented like a lot of other bands because everybody knew the classic Heavy Metal was out of fashion and it was dead. Grunge time was around and all kinds of new music trends started to develop. And I guess everybody was sort of fishing a little bit for where they belong and what their new sound should be like. And so did we. You know, we experimented and it didn’t really work out that well. So, when we got back together or regrouped, we knew we wanted that classic period of the 80s, but obviously with modern production values and with brand new songs. And that’s what we’ve been doing. And this is still my motto today when I’m writing and recording. And as a matter of fact, I was just sitting here writing another tune or attempting to write something. It’s always when it feels like it’s the 80s and it’s somehow old school, that’s usually a good sign. That’s what we’re going for.”
During the ’90s, Accept released the studio albums Objection Overruled (1993), Death Row (1994) and Predator (1996) with Udo Dirkschneider on lead vocals.
You can read the rest of the interview with Wolf Hoffmann at Vinyl Writer Music‘s website.
Accept‘s “Protectors of Terror” video (from Objection Overruled album):