Harem Scarem
Human Nature

Release date: January 12th 2007
Label: Self produced
Distribution: NL Distribution
Provided by: ArtistWorXX
Website: www.haremscarem.net

Hard Rock

Rating: 85/100
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: December 23rd 2006

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...

This 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 work.

This 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.

I 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.

So 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...