Monday, October 1, 2007

Scorpions got depth

The new Scopions record -Humanity Hour 1 is remarkable. And while the record itself is tremendous and has all those classic elements rock fans have come to know and love the German stalwarts - Klaus Mein's screeching vocals and the dualing guitar virtuosity of Matthias Jabs and Rudolf Shenker.

But what's truly remarkable is the lyrical and emotional depth of the album, a "loose" concept based on humanity on the brink of disaster. Though dark and melacholy, "Humanity" also exudes a certain hope.

Seems that the band that famously brought us such albums as "Love at First Sting," "Taken by Force" and "Virgin Killer" seem to have grown up a bit.

If this album's any indication, it's been well worth the wait.