After the bad, bad “Eye To Eye“ the SCORPIONS finally try it with honest Hard Rock on their latest longplayer “Unbreakable“. Only the biggest fools would have expected another classic like “Love At First Sting“ or “Blackout“, right? But at least they could reach “Crazy World” level again, what is not that bad already.
The total killer hymns like “The Zoo“, “Big City Nights“ or “Dynamite“ have not found their way onto this album, but strong, catchy tunes are not a problem. If you do not put your expectations too high, then songs like the fast “Someday Is Now” that blows through your ears, “My City My Town”, which is perfect for relaxed cruising on the highway with its nice chorus and the good bridge or “Through My Eyes”, which alternates between acoustic guitars and hefty (ok, let’s rather say: heavier) riffs, only put you in a good mood.
Especially the latter song should find its way into the Hanover based band’s live set, because it is closest to the old grenades of the 80s. But also with songs like the dramatic opener “New Generation”, the melancholic rocker “Deep And Dark” or the very energetic, but still very melodic “Borderline” they deliver the goods, depending on your mood. Of course there also are some ballads, but is this any interest for the Rocker? Not really! Apart from that: The scorpion has re-adjusted its poisonous sting and is worth 8,5 points. (Online September 17, 2004)