Glass Hammer Breaks the World

Progarchy

Review: Glass Hammer, THE BREAKING OF THE WORLD (Sound Resources, 2015).

Tracks: Mythopoeia; Third Floor; Babylon; A Bird When it Sneezes; Sand; Bandwagon; Haunted; North Wind; and Nothing, Everything.

The band: Steve Babb; Fred Schendel; Kamran Alan Shikoh; Aaron Raulston; Carl Groves; and Susie Bogdanowicz.

Additional musicians: Steve Unruh and Michele Lynn. Produced by Schendel and Babb. 

Birzer rating: 10/10

The cover art is as gorgeous as the music.  Now, THIS is a real album cover. The cover art is as gorgeous as the music. Now, THIS is a real album cover.

A mortal yet strives in his fallen state

Blessed is he

Who hears yet the strains of the song eternal

–Mythopoeia

Just when you thought the greatest and most venerable American prog band could get “none more prog,” along comes THE BREAKING OF THE WORLD, the best work of Glass Hammer’s career and, in some related fashion, their most progressive album thus far. This is not just album number fifteen in a list…

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