The "Wir greifen nach den Sternen"-feeling with stadium suitability is also spread by the band from Southern Germany on their fifth album. The thirteen new tracks do this with much less bells and whistles than their predecessors of "Idiom", rocking rougher, more unpolished. Singer Christian Brauchle comes across remarkably passionate, like a successful mixture of Caleb Followill (Kings Of Leon) and Steve Hogarth (Marillion) plus the so important own note. However, the band could work even harder on this very own handwriting if they don't want to be content with being labelled the German Kings Of Leon. While on "Idiom" it was Coldplay that came extremely close to TOS, this time it's the followill gang that seems to have done it to them ("Worlds Collide", "City", "Someone Somebody"). By the way, the artwork is charming: The band offers insights into the studio with Bud Spencer-Terence Hillb and Tracy-Chapman posters and presents their lyrics on loose pieces of paper (also with studio motifs), apparently handwritten with a ballpoint pen.
Top Track: Mission