Cor Cordium is Glass Hammer's 2011 follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed IF, an album which found its place in numerous Top 10 and Best of 2010 lists throughout the prog world. To keep the momentum going from last year's success, singer Jon Davison and guitarist Alan Shikoh return with Glass Hammer co-founders Steve Babb and Fred Schendel to create the band's fourteenth studio album. Cor Cordium features six tracks, including the highly addictive Salvation Station, the epic-length To Someone and the climactic She, A Lonely Tower; art work and a 16 page full-color layout by artist Tom Kuhn and audiophile mastering by Bob Katz of Digital Domain. Cor Cordium will be on the wish list of symphonic prog fans worldwide and a must-have for Glass Hammer enthusiasts.
Once again, the production quality is the best you ll hear all year. A must buy and a top 5 album. --Brian Watson, Dutch Progressive Rock Page
Cor Cordium is a real crock of gold in progs 2011 treasure trove irrespective of what influences can be heard in the stunning production. As one friend remarked earlier today, and I shall credit with him this line, It does rather leave other albums stuck on the ground in the hangar. I cannot agree more. --Alison Henderson, Dutch Progressive Rock Page
To sum up Cor Cordium, it is the album that has really won my heart. I would recommend it to any prog rock lover... I do not want to sound pompous here but, as Michael Nolan put it: there are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those. --Jonathan Pine, Progressiveears.com