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Harem Scarem - Overload

Reviewer :
Kaj Roth Format: Album
Year: 2005
Label: Frontiers Records
Genre: AOR
Producer: Harry Hess
Artist discography


Do you remember how it was with Harem Scarem on their first 6-7 albums?!,how they always developed their sound from one album to another coz noone sounded alike from the debut via "Mood swings" and "Voice of reason" up to "Believe" and "Big Bang Theory".
But the latest 3 efforts "Weight of the world","Higher" and the new one "Overload" are all going in the same style and that is both for the good and bad coz all of us who want HS to sound like "Mood swings" again are happy with these new guitar dominated and supermelodic albums but one thing I have noticed is that the songs mostly goes in the same tempo which is a shame coz it?s hard to seperate them.
Don?t misunderstand coz I think "Overload" is a great record and HS still run over the major part of all melodic rock bands in the world but something better happen with the next album or otherwise we can?t tell the difference between none of these latest efforts.
"Overload" is a safe buy but hardly surprisingly good,great album that will end up on many playlists ohyeah......they have to impress me more though to be on my Best of 2005 list.


Melodic Net Comments 

Brent Rusche
Although "Afterglow" is one of my favorite tracks ever to be penned by the band, I will once again agree with Kaj's review here. Production is big and hits hard. If you are a newcomer to the group, purchase this one after you familiarize yourself with others like the Self-Titled, Mood Swings, Weight of the World, Higher and Human Nature.