CRIMSON GLORY: Astronomica [Digi pack, 2CD. Extra CD: live recordings of their classic songs (1989). Still factory sealed]
CRIMSON GLORY: Astronomica Impressive Digi pack, double CD. Extra CD includes live recordings of classic C.G songs (U.S.A ’89). Still factory sealed. The Astronomica album is the BEST crimson glory album ..PERIOD !!!?
Crimson Glory has made a one hell of a glorious return to the throne of American power metal.
If you like the new Priest and older (and heavier) Queensryche, then getting into Crimson Glory is by no means a stretch! This is a great comeback for a band that has been remembered by many and who have been cited by many later day bands as being a key influence. All original members are present with the exception the original vocalist and drummer. New on vocals is Wade Black and on drums is the well known Steve “”Doc”” Wacholz. Wacholz’s (Savatage 1984 to 1996). Founding members Jon Drenning, Jeff Lords and Ben Jackson produced a fascinating album of many elements. The eerie theme springs from Jon’s own life-long fascination with UFOs and ETs. Musically, the songs range from the hypnotic “”March to Glory”” that the album opens with (watch that one turn up on football fields) to some damn catchy prog rock metal, to some effective ballads. The band uses Wade’s incredible vocal range to good effect, weaving both high and low notes into a tapestry with the music that simply fits like a glove. “”War of the Worlds”” features Wade at his highest range, which may provoke some King Diamond comparisons. “”Astronomica”” has a lovely oriental feel while “”The Other Side of Midnight”” seems to almost be a continuation to the song Lost Reflection off of their first album. Very haunting and emotional and let’s Wade show off his softer. Astronomica heralds a new standard by which anything heavy, anything progressive, and anything worth listening to will be measured. Astronomica is perfect in conception, execution, and ability to summon emotion without ever once losing it’s footing on the rock
Crimson Glory performing the song “”Astronomica”” live at the Hydrogios Club in Thessaloniki,Greece at April 25th,2000