Recorded at Dierks-Studios, Cologne, Germany from October to December, 1984.
Accept attempted again to crack the lucrative American market with their 1985 release, METAL HEART. Like its predecessor BALLS TO THE WALL a year earlier, METAL HEART is heavy yet melodic rock. The ingredients remain the same--singer Udo Dirkschneider's rough vocals are on display throughout, as is the shredding lead guitar of Wolf Hoffmann. Longtime Scorpions producer Dieter Dierks joins the crew for the album, wisely not interfering with the Accept sound.
Standout tracks include such amped-up rockers as the title track, "Midnight Mover" (which contained a truly dizzying accompanying video), "Screaming for a Love Bite," and "Up to the Limit." Although Accept seemed to be on the verge of breaking through to the big time, Dirkschneider would exit the band after just one more album, 1986's RUSSIAN ROULETTE.