By Zane Ewton
Who said the Scorpions couldn't come out
with an album, arguably 20 years past their arena headlining days that
is youthful, optimistic, rocking and completely enjoyable?
That is exactly what they have done with
Unbreakable. These songs fuse all of the elements that made
the Scorpions great. The Scorpions are all about loud riff-rock that
has one goal, to rock you from your head to your toes. If you don’t
believe them listen to the chorus of “Blood Too Hot”. “Your blood
is too hot/ Stand up and rock with me.”
It is hard to disregard the Scorpion’s
purpose when the riffs are so big and the songs are so optimistic.
This really is an “up” album that lets Klause Meine demonstrate his voice
that hasn’t lost a single step with age.
Lead-off track “New Generation” is a have
song calling the youth of the world to step up and make a difference.
Granted, the band can be cheesy at times but the cheese is always genuine.
There’s nothing cheesy about the guitars though. The first five songs
are demonstrations of the guitar prowess of Rudolph Schenker and Matthias
Unbreakable loses momentum with
the overdramatic piano-ballad “Maybe I Maybe You.” But “Someday is
Now” picks the pace back up. Unfortunately another ballad brings
the album down. Out of the three ballads on the album, only one is
memorable and probably would have been a hit 15 years ago, “She Said.”
The album ends on a high note with “Remember
the Good Times” an ode to a bygone era that most Scorpions fans will remember.
Unbreakable really is a fun album--The
kind of metal album to party with, which is something that has been sorely
missed. Rock and roll fans deserve more albums like this. Just
leave the ballads at home next time.
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Love 'Em Or Leave 'Em
Deep And Dark
Blood Too Hot
Maybe I Maybe You
Someday Is Now
My City My Town
Through My Eyes
Can You Feel It
Remember The Good Times - (Retro Garage
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