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Glass Hammer


Symphonic Prog

3.40 | 194 ratings

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5 stars They did it yet again, and even topped themselves in the process. Yes indeed, The Inconsolable Secret by GLASS HAMMER is a true symphonic prog masterpiece. This double disc set starts with two epic tracks on Disc One, A Maker Of Crowns and The Knight Of The North. Both tracks weave effortlessly through various emotions and styles, masterfully telling a story based on a lengthy poem (The Lay of Lirazel) by Steve Babb. The musicianship is absolutely top notch, and aside from the immeasurable talents of Steve Babb and Fred Schendel, features the very capable acoustic drumming of Matt Mendians. Disc Two picks up where Disc One left off with Long And Long Ago ... and then the music takes a very distinct turn, becoming extremely symphonic, orchestrated, and choired. The tracks are stunningly beautiful and the vocals are equally impressive. To make a long story short, The Inconsolable Secret will absolutely become a progressive rock classic. This album is truly that damn good. Add in the always gorgeous artwork of the world-renowned Roger Dean, impeccable design and layout, and a very generous smattering of added bonus goodies on the enhanced disc one, and you have a package rarely seen in today's music industry.
Cinema | 5/5 |


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