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Glass Hammer


Symphonic Prog

3.32 | 152 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars This album from the acclaimed USA progrock band Glass Hammer sounds in general as a tribute to "Tarkus" from ELP, especially the Hammon organ play is very similar to Keith Emerson. But Glass Hammer also features variation in their compositions: mellow parts with vocals, piano and Mellotron, delicate acoustic guitar (lots of flageolets) and synthesizer evoking mid-Genesis and wonderful Gilmourian slide guitar play. The two guest guitarists Terry Clouse (Somnambulist) and Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) turn out to be great counterparts from the bombastic keyboards by delivering strong soli, interplay with the keyboards (Hammond and Mellotron) and duo-guitarwork.

This is not progrock at the level of Spock's Beard or Ayreon, the vocals sound sometimes a bit affectuated but the songs are mature and pleasant for all those who like ELP and that kind of progrock.

erik neuteboom | 3/5 |


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