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Harem Scarem

Voice of Reason

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Category: AOR

Year: 1995

Label: Warner (Canada)

Catalog Number: 0630-10613-2

Average Rating: 78 / 100 (23 ratings)

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Personnel
Harold Hess vocals, keyboards
Pete Lesperance guitars, vocals, keyboards
Darren Smith drums, vocals
Mike Gionet bass, vocals
Tracks
1.  Voice of Reason  4:16
2.  Blue  4:47
3.  Warming a Frozen Rose  5:52
4.  Let It Go  4:39
5.  And That's All  4:28
6.  Breathing Sand  4:44
7.  Candle  4:55
8.  The Paint Thins  4:35
9.  I'll Be Brief  3:49
10.  Untouched  4:31
11.  Necessary Evil  5:01
  
Total Running Time:  51:37

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From: Eugenio Chahin Date: June 20, 2001 at 15:23
This is what I call evolution! This Harem Scarem haves a very rough and dark sound. A little less melodic hard rock but much more experimental and complex. It turns out into a beutiful Black diamond with songs such as Blue or warming a frozen rose. If u are specting the same Harem Scarem of the first two albums u willbe dissapointed, but if u are a little open minded u will love. Any one that likes to talk about HS write to kissexciter@hotmail.com Im into trading stuff so show me what u got!

From: Hardinho Date: July 15, 2001 at 22:43
Fuck! How can someone call this album as an evolution? Eugenio Chahin, one thing you gotta know is that no one hard rocker is even a little bit open minded!!! If you say a boring AOR is as an avolution compared to the great hard rock of the two first albums and also say you like Harem Scarem, I don's know where are the poser-spirit people!!!!

From: Absurdo Date: July 16, 2001 at 3:11
I agree with Hardinho!! If you are looking for 'very rough and dark sound' like Eugenio... i dont know what you´re doing at AOR session. Your place is the progressive rock. Hard Rock and AOR is for the people who likes fun, fun, fun! This HS album is not an evolution...it´s very depresive and boring....for people like you!

From: T-BONE Date: August 10, 2001 at 15:34
This is a good cd, but it's not Harem Scarem. They should have changed their name for this cd. Music is good, but it's not that signature Harem Scarem style.

From: José Carlos Date: February 25, 2002 at 12:25
Su último albun bueno hasta la fecha, esperando a ver que han preparado para 'Weight of the world'.

From: Nicoco Date: March 11, 2002 at 16:49
A great album. Ok i'm open minded ;-) First time i found it too dark... but well, when you love guitar (and that great sound of guitar) and dark atmospheres, hard to catch melodies, this is for you...

From: Steve T Date: April 29, 2002 at 10:39
I agree...when I first heard it it was wayyy too dark. All the upbeat sound was gone and this was a very dark and introspective album. It took a few plays but this album IS a grower and the likes of Let It Go, Blue and Warming A Frozen Rose are all excellent songs. But AOR this isn't. The sound is getting thicker and blurry and progressively heavier. It is Harem Scarem but at the same time it's different. Great album all the same and Pete's playing is, as ever, amazing.

From: Steve T Date: April 29, 2002 at 10:41
I agree...when I first heard it it was wayyy too dark. All the upbeat sound was gone and this was a very dark and introspective album. It took a few plays but this album IS a grower and the likes of Let It Go, Blue and Warming A Frozen Rose are all excellent songs. But AOR this isn't. The sound is getting thicker and blurry and progressively heavier. It is Harem Scarem but at the same time it's different and most of it is in the 'No Justice' style from Mood Swings. Great album all the same

From: Date: April 29, 2002 at 21:58
Mood Swings fans were mighty confused when HS followed with VOICE OF REASON. It was dark, moody and very heavy compared to previous efforts. Those who gave it a chance were rewarded with a band at their creative peak. All the trademark hooks and lines are there, if like me, you cared to scratch the surface. My favourite album of the 90's for sure. Pure genius!

From: Craig Date: April 29, 2002 at 21:58
Mood Swings fans were mighty confused when HS followed with VOICE OF REASON. It was dark, moody and very heavy compared to previous efforts. Those who gave it a chance were rewarded with a band at their creative peak. All the trademark hooks and lines are there, if like me, you cared to scratch the surface. My favourite album of the 90's for sure. Pure genius!

From: koogles Date: July 4, 2002 at 8:39
From the non-threatening AOR of their debut to the savagely acrobatic winner called 'Mood Swings', Harem Scarem fans should have expected the unexpected when it came time for HS to release a third record. True to form, this was nothing like what had come before. Some folks call it evolution, others dismiss it as lack of focus. I call it just Harem Scarem being Harem Scarem and not wanting to make the same record twice. Dark, yes, but 'Voice of Reason' betrays a band that refuses to stand still.

From: howe Date: January 20, 2003 at 14:07
Hardinho and Absurdo YOU are in the wrong place here with those comments... great CD! It's a pity the backward conventions of AOR kept it from going any further...

From: Emilio Date: April 8, 2003 at 16:36
Si puedes grabarlo no lo compres. Y si alguién te lo regala no lo grabes, y tampoco se lo agradezcas demasiado.

From: John Date: August 25, 2003 at 14:53
A great, great hard rock album. People who bitch about it not sounding like the first two albums need to buy a clue and realize the first two albums sound nothing alike, so VOR shouln't have come as a shock.

From: Romy Date: December 2, 2003 at 13:28
i agree with all people who said it's dark, boring etc. it's not harem scarem style. but indonesia release for this album has acoustic version for 'CANDLE'. very beautiful. the song become romantic rock ballad. i still like this album, especially that song.

From: Dan Friml Date: December 9, 2003 at 8:03
The best Scarem's album to date... I didn't like it so much when it came out, but now it's one of my all time favorites... Masterpiece of rock!

From: PODEROSO YIRO Date: January 2, 2004 at 0:18
UN ALBUM POR DEBAJO DE LO QUE SE ESPERA DE LOS CANADIENSES, DONDE TRAICIONAN SU ESTILO PROPIO Y ADOPTAN UN SONIDO MUCHO MAS OSCURO, LENTO Y DEPRESIVO, NADA QUE VER CON LA ESCENCIA DE HAREM SCAREM, SIN EMBARGO, COMO SIEMPRE, LAS CANCIONES ESTAN BIEN HECHAS. A DESTACAR: 'CANDLE' EN VERSION ACUSTICA(HERMOSA BALADA)Y LOS PASAJES PROGRESIVOS DE 'UNTOUCHED'

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From: Blue Charvel Date: March 18, 2004 at 16:32
I wouldn't call this upbeat by any stretch, but this is still full of great melodies and catchy hooks albeit a bit darker than previous releases. Not my favorite HS by far, but still worth buying, it gets fairly regular play in my deck. Compared to the truckload of crap by melodic bands trying the grunge route out in '95, this takes the angst of the grunge genre and pairs it with the technical proficiency and ambitious songwriting found on every HS release to make something just a bit different.

From: Eugenio Chahin Date: April 28, 2004 at 23:44
I wrote the first review for this album in this page and even some people ask themselves what am I doing at a hard rock/aor review site, I will have to say I do know and that I do also still think this is a great great album. Not because it is more complex and heavier it's always worst; here you'll find lots and lots of cool melodies and hooks, just in other way. Some albums are just not for some people, thats a fact. This is just a GREAT GREAT album. Hope some(just a few)find out it's beauty.

From: Vic Rivera Date: May 26, 2004 at 17:48
Most DEFINITELY an underrated record. As an earlier reviewer pointed out, all of the hooks are there, just with darker progressions and much heavier production. The songwriting really is very smart, mature and shows that these guys can do ANY style and make it their own. I'll probably get a lot of flak for this but it's my favorite HS record - tied with Mood Swings. Diametrically opposed releases for sure but they both have equal strength for what they are.

From: Harry Date: April 1, 2005 at 8:58
When fans call the HS album with the most creative songs, deeper lyrics and best production their worst, man I can't understand what do they expect from this great band? Do you want the guys to sing "baby, baby, I love you" and repeat the same formula over and over again? This is by no means a dark album (dark???), this is great hard rock with fantastic vocals, solos, choruses and lyrics. Fav tracks: Blue, Let It Go, Candle and Necessary Evil.

From: Neonblack Date: April 19, 2005 at 20:49
Solo se puede calificar este album como MARAVILLA. Oscuro, bello, técnico... Uno de los mejores Lps de H.S. (técnicamente el mejor). No comprendo como la gente no lo aprecia... Vale, no es AOR, pero a mi no solo me gusta el AOR. Todo lo que hacen estos musicazos (incluso Rubber) es objetivamente una obra maestra de la música, otra cosa es que un estilo nos guste más que otro. IMPRESCINDIBLE. EXCELENTE. ACJONANTE. Music all time MASTERPIECE

From: Rob Date: June 18, 2006 at 0:46
This is a MASTERPIECE. It took a couple of listens but I was hooked after that. My favorites: "Voice Of Reason", "Blue", :Warming A Frozen Rose", "Breathing Sand" and "I'll Be Brief". Great CD!

From: Metalmusicman Date: December 10, 2006 at 20:57
I have to agree with Vic on this one. The song writing on this one is top notch. You just have to accept that it has a heavier edge. Every musician has to write what comes out of them. It's not something that you really dictate. You mold and shape it, but the monster is what it is. This is the band tapping into that deeper and darker side. All the killer melodies and hooks that you have come to love are there. It's just amped up a bit. Give it a spin and judge for yourself.

From: Clayton77 Date: January 6, 2007 at 19:19
Only "Warming a frozen rose" keeps the HS-Standart. The rest is confusing and a real disappointment for all the people who wants to hear REAL AOR-MELODIC-ROCK (listen to their debut)!! Couples of good melodies here but it´s the same thing like on the "Dysfunctional"-Album by Dokken.

From: YNGWIEVIKING Date: August 13, 2007 at 5:01
First , like all the AOR lovers i'am a big fan of the 2 first CD ! But this record it's the peak of their creativity ! Yes ,it's a DARK and COMPLEX cd which is not easy in this kind of music , but the songwriting , the guitar playing and of course the singing it's TOP NOTCH ! So if you like serious AOR , you'll sure love it ! A true CLASSIC , the 3rd part of the BEST aor TRILOGY ever ! If you are a TRUE HAREM SCAREM fan , you have to get it NOW ! 99/100

From: metalmaniac777 Date: March 7, 2010 at 8:17
This what-were-they-thinking misfire stands out in Harem Scarem's discography like a fat chick at an Anorexics Anonymous meeting. It's almost scary how badly the band misjudged what fans wanted to hear after their classic "Mood Swings" album, because it sure as hell wasn't this mess. Hess & his partners in crime hearkened to the voice of their dark muse for this outing, crafting a weighty, ponderous, introspective project that carries little of the magic evidenced on their first two CDs. Yes, of course, when judged against the grunge-metal juggernaut of its time, this is a solid effort, but judged against its melodic hard rock contemporaries, it's an epic letdown and remains one of the few Harem Scarem discs I have jettisoned from my collection without a nanosecond of hesitation. I'm sure the band had their reasons for releasing this album, but my reason for not liking is it because it's just not very good.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 26, 2012 at 18:09
1995...grunge music was at its highest position,many bands were dragged by this movement because it was "fashion"...it seemed that HS was not the exception ...is not a bad album but nothing compared with the band's glorious early stuff to say the least..."Voice Of Reason","Blue","Let It Go"(nice solid softy),"Breathing Sand"(nice mid tempo),"The Paints Thins"(rocks alternatively)& "Necessary Evil"(nice softy)are songs that i quite dug them because i'm open minded when talking about music terms but if you are close minded with music genres then avoid it and more if you have listened to their early stuff which is completely different...85/100


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