In the CD booklet it tells us that this is a concept album about "a world torn apart by a civil war between humans and robots". That may well scare you off but, despite the Terminator-style concept, it's not a bad album. Desmond Child (of Meat Loaf, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith fame) provided the concept and co-wrote many of the songs. I'm not sure why Desmond Child was brought in given that the Scorps last album, 'Unbreakable', was so excellent. I guess the last album just didn't do brilliantly in the States and that's what this album sounds like: an obvious attempt to write for the American market, at the cost of the Scorps usual distinctive sound. There's a real 'don't bore us, get to the chorus' feeling to these songs. It reminds me of Child's other recent collaboration, Bat Out of Hell III, which also sounded quite laboured and over-written. Although this is good, I think Unbreakable is a far better album.