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THE MIDDLE EARTH ALBUM

Glass Hammer

 

Symphonic Prog

2.41 | 60 ratings

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Ivan_Melgar_M
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3 stars Just another album based in the "Lord of the Rings" ? I don't believe so, its good but not great.

The production is excellent and the USA band has a great achievement in creating a perfect atmosphere, as if the album was a story told in a medieval bar, and that deserves some credit.

But the album has many problems one of them is that most of the music is too repetitive and looses the interest of the listener after two or three songs, that's why it's hard to describe this album track by track.

Another problem is that all the work done creating the perfect medieval atmosphere is useless if the album lacks of substance or strength and IMHO it is a bit weak in both aspects.

The best song without doubt is "Mithrandir", taken from their much better album "On to Evermore" where it was called "This Fading Age" and adapted to fit in this release, this track is one of the band's best efforts, great instrumentation and beautiful vocals, the song is wonderful.

"Middle Age Album" is not for everyone, If you're not familiar with the band you should better start with "Chronometree", "On to Evermore" or "Lex Rex" but if you're a Glass Hammer fan I see no reason to ignore it.

Ivan_Melgar_M | 3/5 |

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