RESTLESS AND WILD is a savage album that seems more primal than what followed, yet was still delivered with great precision.
Wolf Marshall's buzzsaw Marshall amplified guitar sound is wonderfully overpowering and his neo-classical guitar ideas quite
inspiring. The overall sound of Accept on this record is quite reminiscent of some of Judas Priest's late 70s albums, yet
delivered with just a bit more ferocity. While Udo Dirkschneider may not possess the range of Rob Halford, his shrieking
delivery carries these songs more than capably.
The album opener "Fast As A Shark" could be called proto-speed metal with its double bass drumming and hyper speed guitar
solo. Lots of other amazing tracks to be found here including the title track, "Neon Knights" and "Princess Of The Dawn".
This was a solid album that possessed far better songwriting than their early records. The only criticism I'd make is that
the production and sound quality isn't quite as good as BALLS TO THE WALL, lending it more of a rawness that might be
comparable to Metallica's KILL 'EM ALL. Highly recommended.