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Glass Hammer


Symphonic Prog

3.07 | 80 ratings

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2 stars So far, this band could hardly move me. Their first two albums were very average and I was only suspicious about this one.

Even if I hate this word, their retro-prog held here is not of the best effect. The title track is a soft and dull song. An attempt to mime "Yes". Needless to say that it doesn't even close. But the band sounded already like this on their previous effort "Perelandra".

The worse is reached with "The Mayor Of Longview". Comparable to the worst Camel songs of the late seventies. Pop, without any soul, repetitive. Really painful.

Same Wakeman-esque keyboard intro for "The Conflict", which is not improving the originality of this album. A poor cloning, indeed.

IMO, the epic song is the best material available on this album. Don't think that they are setting their cloning apart: you'll get some acoustic guitar like.., some fine keyboard à la ., strong bass as.etc. Surprise: the closing section holds vocals à la . Walsh (from Kansas). So, even if the highest originality is not on the rendezvous, this fine piece of music could please some old nostalgic freak ( once their irritation swallowed).

The band will go on with a more "Kansas" oriented song. Almost hard-rocking, providing a solid guitar solo, this song also features "Walshian" vocals.

As you can imagine, this album is not reaching a peak in creativity. Déjà vu and even if "Junkyard Angel" is also one of the best here.

Two stars for this cloning affair.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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