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Spock’s Beard or Glass Hammer

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    Posted: February 14 2012 at 17:08
Shadowlands is great. Thus, Glass Hammer.
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Never been a great SB fan but Glass Hammer were brilliant up to and inc Shadowlands ,best retro prog band I've come across ( I don't count Par Lindh Project as 'retro'). Recently not so bothered but Chronomotree,Lex Rex and Shadowlands remain firm favourites of mine.
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I like both but prefer GH.  They've had a few weaker albums along but their best albums (Lex Rex, Shadowlands, If and Inconsolable Secret) are great.
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The Beard for sure. While Glass Hammer are talented I've always felt their albums were a bit too clinical sounding. SB has more fun.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progrules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2012 at 04:07
SB are ok but no more (with the exeption of V) whilst Glass Hammer have produced several great albums (Lex Rex, Shadowlands, Inconsolable Secret). So Hammer it is.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hober Mallow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2011 at 11:27
Both are good (not great), but spocks beard is definitely more consistent withe their music
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2011 at 19:28
Although the Glass Hammer sound appeals to me, I have not heard a whole lot of their music (mostly early releases) that really grabbed me.  Spock's Beard, on the other hand, I find consistently good, so SB it is.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2011 at 15:24
If it was Neal Morse v Glass Hammer then I would vote Morse.
Spocks beard are just okay to me. Have some great moments but I struggle to really enjoy their music.
Glass Hammer on the other hand have made a trio of symphonic keyboard based prog albums that are among my favourites (Chronomotree, Lex Rex and  Shadowlands). Their DVD's (Lex Live and Live at Belmont) are also way more fun than the one Spocks Beard DVD I have. Unfortunately GH's latest IF is not so much to my liking but they still get my vote for giving me so much more enjoyment than SB.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2011 at 12:33
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Spock's beard!

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I beg to differ, Hammer all the way !!!!
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I say Spock's Beard strictly because their music is good.  The vocals, however, do not appeal to me.
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I've been listening to Glass Hammer a lot more lately - just bought If and Culture of Ascent and love them both - but I think I still prefer Spock's Beard.  As Epignosis mentioned, their music is just more consistent than GH, but I really like both bands.  Another vote for SB.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2011 at 08:16
Spock's Beard. Somehow a lot of Glass Hammer's work does not appeal to me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote arcane-beautiful Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2011 at 07:50

Well Spock's Beard are my favourite band ever...so i'll say Glass Hammer :D

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Originally posted by yanch

Spock's Beard by a lot. Glass Hammer are technically excellent, but their music does little for me. The Beard, even with a few hiccups after Neal Morse left, have produced better music.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2011 at 07:12
Spock's Beard only has one 5 star album for me, while Glass Hammer has two.  However, the "weaker" material from SB is generally consistent in the 4 star area, while GH has quite a few in the 2-3 star range.  I'll vote SB on consistency and on the majesty that is V, but I encourage folks to check out Shadowlands and Culture of Ascent.
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