Harry Hess and his compatriots in Harem
Scarem is an institution in hard rock, and have on a regular basis
released one outstanding album after another, but have so far never
caught a break. This Canadian band have since the early days been a
household name back home in Canada and have a very strong hard core fan
base in Europe, but the mainstream hard rock scene have somehow managed
to miss out on them for a long time...
is a small trip back to the roots, not as experimental as they were on
their last studio album "Overload". The old trademarks are
still at hand; great melodies, strong hooklines and choruses, Harry
Hess' very distinct raw vocals and Pete Lesperance's outstanding guitar
melodic masterpiece has all the tools to make it big, just take a listen
to the powerful ballad "Hanging on", which bands like Extreme or Mr. Big
would be proud of if it were their creation. Or how about "Give Love /
Get Love", a song with very strong Queen references, simply breathtaking
and in my humble opinion their best Queen influenced song ever - and
there have been a few.
could go on and on about this album, which is bound to be a genre
highlight in 2007. The album offers 11 well produced jewels, and I wish that
people will take notice to Harem Scarem this time around, because they
have all the ingredients to make it with this great album.
what are you waiting for? If you are into hard rock, then make sure to
rush out in the second week of 2007 and buy this album... I promise you
it'll bring you as much joy as it has brought me so far...