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Glass Hammer


Symphonic Prog

3.74 | 205 ratings

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5 stars Here is another pure example of the symphonic prog style of the 70's, mainly Yes influenced, because of the vocals and the bass work. As for the keyboards, it has some ELP and Genesis influences, and is the dominant instrument on any Glass Hammer's cd. But on this cd the keyboards are not as bombastic as some previous cd's. The vocals have never been so present, and Jon Davidson was the missing piece to give the band all the sparks they need to perfect their compositions.

We can find a lot of very nice arrangements in the music that are quiet refreshing to hear from the band. There is some beautiful vocals parts, beautiful and delicate passages with acoustic guitars and piano. The compositions are very emotional because the melody is always on a high level even on the quiet passages. This is true on tracks that are developed at the slow pace for 6 minutes, but the vocals and the great instrument work keep the intensity throughout the whole song. What could have been a boring ballad, is rather a excellent song of 10 minutes.

This new cd is a little bit less bombastic and more oriented through vocals than the previous cd, "If" with some nice arrangements where every instruments shines with songs that have some strong melodies that can only takes us back to the best music of Yes.

rdtprog | 5/5 |


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