Scorpions – Love At First Sting (1984) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Scorpions - Love At First Sting - Album CoverAlmost 20 years down the road after the founding of the Scorpions in 1965, the 1984 album Love At First Sting marked a major peak of this famous band’s career. I still do not think it is their best album, though. Blackout and for sure Lovedrive really took care of this fame thing to a large extent. In other words, this new album surfed onto shore on the gigantic waves the latter two records created so well.

And a huge tsunami it indeed proved to be. The chart and certification numbers just speak by themselves. Scorpions sold an insane number of records of Love at First Sting at a scale that is very difficult to reproduce in this day and age. By 1995 the album hit Gold in Germany, twice Platinum in Canada and three times the same in the US. One gotta repeat this kind of blockbuster first.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

AC/DC – Rock or Bust (2014) – Review


Back to the future! This is what comes to mind when listening to this newest concoction of our favorite rockers from 'AC/DC' from down under. Similar to other albums, this really starts to sound like some 'Krokus' production gone to Australia - some Hoodoo right there.

Cookie cutter style, nicely built and very solid Hard Rock of the Heavy Metal kind, with down-to-earth riffs, of which some of them seem to have matured some more since we last heard them in a studio album back in 2008.

AC/DC – Black Ice (2008) – Review


After a long, indeed a very long waiting time (the former album 'Stiff Upper Lip' released in 2000) our Heavy Metal swinging band AC/DC finally presented 'Black Ice' - in 2008, no kidding, almost a decade later than the former (ok, ok, I get it - not quite a decade, but still...).