HARROW

Power Metal • Netherlands
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Harrow were a Dutch thrash-power metal band, formed in 1982 in Losser. They were quite active in the 1990s, releasing four full length albums. They split up after the released of their fourth album.
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HARROW The Rising Phoenix album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Rising Phoenix
Power Metal 1993
HARROW The Pylon of Insanity album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Pylon of Insanity
Power Metal 1994
HARROW Call of the Unborn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Call of the Unborn
Power Metal 1996
HARROW Embrace the World album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Embrace the World
Power Metal 1999

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HARROW Embrace the World

Album · 1999 · Power Metal
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Genre: power metal

A lot of power metal tends to be pompuous, often bordering on the extremely cheesy. Now, this pompuousity and cheesiness has very much become an integral part of the pwer metal genre. Generally, I have no problem with this, but sometimes I think it can be too much. And then it's refreshing with power metal bands who focus on the power and on the metal and less on being epic and pompuous, such as Nevermore, Rawhead Rexx, Vicious Rumors, and Harrow.

Harrow's fourth and last album "Embrace the World" is a power metal effort which draws on thrash metal and some traditional heavy metal. While there are some symphonic tendencies on this album, the focus is on power, melody and heavy metal guitars, and the symphonic effects are kept in the background. There are also some unusual elements, which reflect a sort of progressive mindset, such as the saxophone solo on "Life Lies Down".

"Life Lies Down" is a noteworthy track because of the sax solo. Another stand-out track is the King Diamond-esque "Masquerade of War" as is the title track "Embrace the World" which is almost a regular progressive metal track.

I think that fans of traditional metal and power metal who need a break from cheesiness will appreciate this album, which is a very good power metal album. Perhaps some thrash metal fans will like it, too.

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UMUR wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Ups that comment was meant for the Embrace the World album.
UMUR wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I just purchased this one for 10 kr. in Fona on Strøget. Listening to the album I agree with your opinion about the album. Non cheese power metal with a heavy edge. I like it!

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