|Scorpions Unbreakable||Sanctuary Records USA / Phantom Europe|
The Scorpions have returned with an album that will largely impress those eagerly awaiting a return to the band's melodic rock best.|
The guys had a lot of work to do to impress this time around, or risk becoming totally irrelevant. Their last couple of albums haven't benefited from experiment, and the last – Eye To Eye, was utterly horrendous. This is not a total classic, but it is a very solid collection of rocking tunes that retains an updated feel – especially with the guitar sound, but is based more upon their classic melodic sound and song structure.
It takes a few listens to get into, but it's most definitely a melodic hard rock album. And that in a nutshell, is why fans will be impressed.
The album features a varied range of tracks, which work together well. There's the darker, modern rock of the opening tune New Generation, the more classic uptempo hard rock of Love Em Or Leave Em, Borderline and Blood Too Hot, the moody mid-tempo melodic rocker Deep And Dark, and the classy big piano ballad Maybe I Maybe You. The album closes with an aggressive rocker Remember the Good Times which is something a little different again.
The strength of the songs is what fuels this album. Completely the opposite to the absolute lack of inspiration behind Eye To Eye.
What's on offer here is an updated classic Scorpions styled hard rock album.
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