So the Scorpions are retiring, and Sting of the Tail is their final grand swan song. Knowing the industry, and what goes around comes around, I wonder if this venerable German band will retire as many times as KISS. However, the real question is, are the going out strong with heads held high. Does Sting of the Tail display the heritage, stamina, and glory of this seminal melodic hard rock band? While this is work is no Black Out or Virgin Killer, it is possibly the best thing the Scorps have done in 20 years. Most everything from Crazy World on has been experimentations in bullshit. Okay, Humanity: Hour 1 wasn't all that bad, but I'm being a generous and sympathetic fan. Nevertheless, Sting of the Tail has all the melodic heaviness that made this band world conquerers back in the day. If they are indeed quitting now, then the Scorpions are quitting while they're ahead. The Scorpions are going out strong. Sting of the Tail is pure Scorpions. God bless them and thanks for the memories. Enjoy your latter days.
The retiring Scorpions are going out strong. Sting of the Tail is pure Scorpions, generous amounts of melodic heaviness from this premier German band. God bless them and thanks for the memories. Enjoy your latter days.
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