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Glass Hammer


Symphonic Prog

3.32 | 152 ratings

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2 stars Each Glass Hammer album sounded like a tribute band to the magical Yes. With "Chronometree", they will dramatically evolve in their musical direction.

They will now complete it with deep similarities with ELP as well. What a change! We'll get now a morph of Keith Wakeman. Big deal!

Musical passages are at times pleasant ("Empty Spaces", "Revelation", "Chronoverture") at times frankly boring ("An Eldritch Wind"). I guess that there are audiences for such an album which is deeply rooted in the mid-seventies sound which I praise so much, but preferably when performed by the genuine artists.

But, I'm often inclined to pardon some of these tributes, depending on my mood I guess. The instrumental "Chronotheme" injects some Crimsonian sounds during the opening, but ends on the same ELP-ish keyboard sounds. The worse moment is probably the YesBallad "A Perfect Carousel". Gosh!

This is not a bad album, but déjà vu a hundred times. Creativity is not on the rendezvous. Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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