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IF

Glass Hammer

 

Symphonic Prog

3.89 | 303 ratings

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brotherjohn
5 stars I'm not normally one to write a music review since music is so subjective, but for this gem I will make an exception. Quite simply this is the finest offering of vintage symphonic prog I have heard in many many years. Its as if Yes got together and made a masterpiece. And thats what this album is, is a masterpiece. Every song is fantastic. Vintage keyboard sounds, wonderful melodies, and tight, complex arrangements abound. Never a dull moment, as this cd just improves as it goes. The last 2 tracks are especially strong, with the final track 'If The Sun' being the magnum opus here. The middle section is painfully beautiful and emotional, as beautiful as 'Soon' or 'Turn Of The Century' with just as strong a melody for sure. Each member is brilliant on their respective instrument and yes, Jon Davison, from the Yes tribute band 'Roundabout', sounds more like Jon Anderson than anyone out there. Normally, I wouldn't really be interested in a band that sounds this much like another, in this case, Yes, but because it is so amazingly good, I dont mind at all, in fact I'm thrilled with every note on this album. A runaway for my favorite album of 2010 absolutely.
brotherjohn | 5/5 |

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