At its core, WHISPERS FROM A RAVEN’S DREAM would best be classed as a symphonic metal album, especially considering the band’s free-fall use of Synth Keyboard work, but vocally and lyrically this album is closer to a gothic rock feel than anything else, imagine if you can a half-way point between KAMELOT and THE DAMNED
I’ll never understand why this band didn’t get the commercial success, they deserve. To me they were always very close to Def Leppard, sometimes even better. With “Mood Swings II” we get the opportunity to re-discover the best album Harem Scarem have ever done. Sadly there isn’t much more to discover, than the three new tracks, a better production and a documentary about recording this album (on a bonus DVD). So long-time fans of this band may not decide they need the whole record. Any way – an amazing album with stunning songs remains a fantastic album, so everybody who missed the original “Mood Swings” and calls himself a fan of Melodic Hard Rock has to buy “Mood Swings II”, immediately!
they are best known as a pop-rock band with a bit of a rebellious nature and a slightly harder edge than most other pop-rock style combos. That is actually a pretty decent description of what you can expect to hear on the new album INDUSTRIAL HIPPIES and while I can’t recommend it to fans of the band because I have nothing else of theirs to compare it to, I can recommend it to anybody that enjoys some harmless ear-friendly rock music with a bit of cheekiness thrown in too…