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CHRONOMETREE

Glass Hammer

 

Symphonic Prog

3.32 | 152 ratings

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M27Barney
4 stars What can I say about this CD? First listening and the standout feature is the Emersonesque Hammond with Howe/Relayer Slide guitar featured throughout. Thus ELP and Yes influenced, but that would be doing this a VERY BIG INJUSTICE to dismiss this effort as derivative as some of the reviewers have. Sure, the singer isn't going to be everybodies cup of tea but I mainly just treat vocals as part of the music and I reckon that the singer takes nothing away. But the music, starts good and just gets BETTER and BETTER, in fact I would have to conclude that Chronos Deliverer, (track six) gave me the biggest first-listening buzz that I have has since first hearing Cinema Show back in 1977 when I first heard Genesis. How can this CD only get a 2 oe 3 stars when some of the dross that makes it into the top 50 albums is a mystery to me. This is a PROGRESSIVE ROCK site and this CD is quite clearly a welcome addition to any collection due to it's fusion of ELP/Yes with a bit of Camel and Genesis thrown in for good measure, GET THIS if you're a true devotee of Symphonic progressive rock, but only if you are open to clearly influenced, technically executed keyboard orientated prog. I'd give this 4.75, but round down to 4, time to have a scoring system from 1-100 me thinks.
M27Barney | 4/5 |

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