Saturday 23 June 2018
Scaramouche - Scaramouche (1981)
The one and only album from this German band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of percussion, bass, drums, keyboards, guitars and vocals.
A female vocalist adds her voice to one song.
This band was short-lived. It was also one of the German symphonic prog bands in the 1970s.
The vocalist sounds like Klaus Meine in Scorpions. Which is a bit weird.... The music is a bit poppy symphonic prog. Both Machievel and Grobschnitt is good references (I agree with ProgArchives here).
There are some good keyboards here and not so good guitars. The music is a bit on the dull side and drifts over to pomp pop too many times.
The art-work is by far the best thing about this album and it lured me into reviewing it. That and ProgArchives description of this album as a symphonic prog album. They are very much correct here.
The quality of the songs on this forty minutes long album is not good though. It is just a half decent album where I am finding it difficult to stay interested. Hence my rating.