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Harem Scarem
June 2017
Released: 2017, Frontiers
Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewer: John Haseltine

Harem Scarem are back with an infectious new album, UNITED. Known for their melodic rock / AOR style, they do not seem to stray away much from what has been their formula for well over 20 years.

UNITED is the bands 14th studio release. I may or may not have given them a listen or two in the past. With this genre of music, if I don’t really get into a band right away, I sometimes tend to avoid said artist. Not that Harem Scarem is a band to stray away from, but for me personally, the power pop sound or ‘80s era hair metal they put out does not get a lot of shelf space in my collection. With that being said, UNITED is a really enjoyable listen. From the very first listen, each track has a familiarity of so many others I have heard before or even recently. It could be due to the fact that they are such an influential band that others try to compare. With UNITED, they are on the top of their game.

The tracks are almost on the infectious side. They convey the every so memorable chorus that you can’t seem to kick out of your head after listening to. With the more melodic rock scene growing ever so strongly these days, Harem Scarem are delivering it the right way to the masses.

I recommend this to anyone who likes their rock/metal on the lighter side. And for those who are into more of the heavier stuff, don’t be embarrassed, it is okay to say you are now a fan of Harem Scarem. If you listen to UNITED, you be.
Track Listing

1. United
2. Here Today Gone Tomorrow
3. Gravity
4. Sinking Ship
5. One Of Life’s Mysteries
6. No Regrets
7. Bite The Bullet
8. Things I Know
9. The Sky Is Falling
10. Heaven And Earth
11. Indestructible


Harry Hess lead vocals, guitar
Pete Lesperance lead guitar
Stan Miczek bass guitar
Darren Smith background vocals
Creighton Doane drums



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