POWER BY THE GERMAN METAL WORK HORSES

Photo by Marko Syrjala

 

Photo by Marko Syrjala

This is from the biggest daily newspaper in Finland:

Rough translation follows:

POWER BY THE GERMAN METAL WORK HORSES

The German heavy metal work horses Scorpions and Accept are on paper from the same mould, but by Hartwall Arena appearance they are from different worlds.

Scorpions albums would compile a strong heavy rock set. Along with encore of hit ballad WoC, the band demonstrated generously their lighter side. Reggea-beatish ITAT was number three on the set list and soon thereafter the band played several songs long acoustical segment of pops and ballads.

When one adds the colorless new material and too long solos, the gig leaves a bland taste. The band offered the must-play hits and little more, but not a strong backboned rock concert.

Accept on the other hand fully used their short set to their advantage.

Their scale ranging from boogie rock to fast heavy metal played solidly and with a good edge.

Guitarist Wolf and company also have a pleasant dose of Pete Townshend and Wilko Johnson mannerism.

And best of all, the current material of the band is well worthy of playing.