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THE MIDDLE EARTH ALBUM

Glass Hammer

 

Symphonic Prog

2.41 | 59 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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1 stars I approached this Glass Hammer album with great suspicion. Another Tolkien derivate album?

The band did already produced one (their debut "Journey Of The Dunadan" which was a rather poor musical experience).

You can easily skip the first seven songs (which means more than half of this album). These are useless folk songs which are absolutely no interesting unless you organize a medieval party. To get almost thirty minutes of these troubadour oriented tracks is rather painful. And dull.

The mood remains folkish, but bearable with "Mirkwood". At least some true vocals and a comprehensive melody. The problem being that the next three tunes are just carbon copies. The dull mood is striking again.Hard.

I even start to miss their cloning music.Which is back with "Sweet Goldberry", to a certain extent.

The closing number provides a good overview of the whole: grotesque.

Same rating as "Journey Of The Dunadan": one star.

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |

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