Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Gerard - The Ruins of a Glass Fortress CD (album) cover





3.74 | 48 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

5 stars If you like bands like ELP or UK than you will like this album very much. After the great albums The Pendulum and meridian here we have The Ruins of a Glass fortress. This album takes you back to Danger Money from U.K. but very stronger and powerfull. The organ and synthesizers are like Eddie Jobson. Even the violin sound that keyboardplayer Toshio Egawa used on his synthesizers are in the Jobson style. Bass player Atsushi Hasegawa sounds like John Wetton when he was with king crimson, and drummer Masuhiro Goto is like Terry Bozzio. You may say: This is very cheap, but when U.K. came out with Danger Money in 1979, everybody was saying that they were imitating Emerson Lake & Palmer. The only thing i can say is when it's good enjoy it and if it's a copy of another band it doesn't matter. How many bands are there today playing great symphonic rock? The title track of this album is one of the best things i have heard in my life. It's very nostalgic hearing the acoustic part one which turns into the progressive part two. a little weak thing of this record is that there is a japanese singer. He cannot sing in english, at least for me it's difficult to understand him. Anyway for me this also a great Gerard album, you won't be dissapointed.

Rudy Stift

Rudy | 5/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this GERARD review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.