Power of Metal.dk Review

Living In Yesterday
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 24 August, 2012
Playing time: 39:00

Best known for spending 17 years as frontman of Harem Scarem, one of the most well known and respected Melodic Hard Rock bands from Canada, Harry Hess has been redesigning his career as music producer and songwriter.

As information: This is nothing for the up-tempo thrash-metal fans here!

In this production there is no doubt that Mr. Hess still have huge numbers of quality-filled songs to share with all melodic rock-loving fans. He has filled this album with high-octane melodic rock tracks with super talented musicians, who gave Harry the powerful and well-filled sound wave that flows out of my speakers. He is joined by Peter Lesperance on bass and guitars and Creighton Doane on the drums.

Guest guitarists on 'Living In Yesterday': Howie Simon (Jeff Scott Soto), Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear), Chris Green and Tommy Denander! This is an album, which in a style blends Def Leppard and Bryan Adams. Almost all the ten tracks are true gems and if you like this genre, then this is a disc you must have in your CD collection. Harry's vocals is in top class and with the talented additional musicians he has surrounded himself with on this disc, makes this production a piece of art many melodic rock fans will appreciate greatly. I can't find one filler on one of this summer's real surprises. Like a bolt from the blue, it tore up much emotion and I believe especially many female fans will love these soft and languorous melodies.

I like the clean tones and the harmonious songs like a calm river that flows through the wild terrain. Nice mix with ballads and rock tunes creates a disc for the future.

Best songs: "Living In Yesterday", "What If", "Reach For You" and "Nothing Lasts Forever".

01. Living In Yesterday
Reach For You
It's Over
Don't Leave Me
What If
Nothing Lasts Forever
Falling Down
I Live For You
I Don't Wanna Want You
Where To Run
Label: Frontiers Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 77/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 10 August, 2012
Website: www.frontiers.it/news/10561/