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3.27 | 23 ratings

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4 stars This is a very solid prog-rock/metal album. By no means wildly original, but they can certainly play their instruments, and the vocals are very warm, extremely pleasant to listen to.

If originality is crucially important to you then you won't enjoy this. That said, this is by no means generic. The guitarwork is mostly excellent, with some good metal riffs, but also effective on the softer parts.

Hourglass are undoubtedly pulling out all the stops to be as 'prog' as possible, at times the long running times seem a little unnecessary, but the near-27 minute title track is suitably epic, running across several sections, incorporating good contrast of light and dark, fast and more mellow playing. Some great guitar solos too.

Hourglass are definitely a band to keep your eye on, and deserve to be better known than they currently are.

Degolas | 4/5 |


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