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Glass Hammer


Symphonic Prog

3.71 | 215 ratings

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4 stars I am reviewing this after two listens and why not? The musicianship stood out clearly and the writing was strong throughout the lengthy compositions. This was my introduction to Glass Hammer and I was not disappointed as I have been with other CD's selected from the top 10 here on PA. The music is derivative of Yes/Genesis, but the ELP influence of Chronometree isn't as obvious here. All the tracks are good but 3 (Farewell to Shadowlands) and 1 (So Close, So far) stand out and the epic (Behind the Great Beyond) has some excellent moments. Tight muscianship, plenty of keyboards, long instrumental breaks, music redolent with fragrances that would have found favour in 1975. If your looking for 1973-1975 pompous, we-can-play, over the top symphonic prog with loads of arpegios in synth and organ, this CD is your BAG. Het on it and again a 4.75 rounded down to a FOUR STAR....alas
M27Barney | 4/5 |


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