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Friday, April 09, 2010

The Final Sting

(An album review)

Scorpions - Sting in the Tail

Genre:Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
Label: Universal
Released: March 23, 2010
Rating: 2/10

1. Raised On Rock
2. Sting In The Tail
3. Slave Me
4. The Good Die Young
5. No Limit
6. Rock Zone
7. Lorelei
8. Turn You On
9. Sly
10. Spirit Of Rock
11. The Best Is Yet To Come

"We want to end the Scorpions' extraordinary career on a high note."
~ Klaus Meine

Sorry, Klaus, but this album is an epic FAIL!
I expected so much better than this. The riffs sound recycled. The lyrics are uninspired. The rockers sound like a desperate attempt to recapture the glory of Rock You Like a Hurricane. The ballads are, in a word, boring. Adding a guest female vocalist on The Good Die Young was, to me the ultimate musical sacrilege. Your final album should be yours, and yours alone. The only track on this album that I found to be memorable was Raised on Rock, the single track that was realeased before the album. Even it sounded a bit recycled...

What more can I say? If this is the best the guys can do, perhaps it is a good thing that this is their final album.


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