Scorpions had found their sound and formula on the preceding "In Trance". The only challenge left to take was to get the quality of the songs up to snuff. This album partially delivers that, offering plenty of hooks, splendid solos and boasting Klaus Meine's grown confidence as a lead singer
With "Pictured Life" and "Catch Your Train", the album kicks off with two solid and tight rockers. Also the ballads are pleasant this time, such as "In Your Park", which is nice, mellow, melodic, and even slightly hippie; and certainly much more charming then their big 80s ballads. The rock'n'rolla of the ensuing "Backstage Queen" is rather forgettable. The title track is quite fun and wild but shouldn't be taken very seriously, the same goes for "Hell Cat". The three remaining tracks are more heavy-weight and serious again, "Crying Days" is a beautiful bluesy ballad with majestic lead guitars, one of their best. One more rocker follows before they go out with another tasty ballad.
A very nice album overall, one of their best.