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4894Re: Middle Earth Music

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  • David J Finnamore
    Jan 3, 2002
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      Diamond Proudbrook wrote:

      > What does anybody know about the other group reviewed, GLASS HAMMER?

      Atlanta-based prog-rock band, long associated with the fantasy crowd there. I became aware of them when they played at Dragon Con in 1996. Their Middle-earth songs have some really nice moments here and there. Until the drums and synthesizer pads kick in. I file them somewhere between Styx, old Genesis, and Mannheim Steamroller. Not as melodramatic as Styx (who is? :), not as British as Genesis, often somewhat more rock than Mannheim Steamroller. They often come up with excellent
      little melodic themes. Personally, I can't get past the New Agey pads and pop-rock drums - nothing is further from Middle-earth for me. A few mp3s are available on their site.

      > Folkish and veird,

      Hee hee, me too.

      David J. Finnamore
      Nashville, TN, USA
      I can't be an anti-intellectualist. I don't even know what it means.
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