Although Thanks to a Monster’s Many Heads is not a new release it is a new discovery for me that I feel I should share. It is Glass Delirium’s debut album that was released in August 2009. Glass Delirium is a progressive hard rock band formed in Denver, Colorado in 2007 that fuses many musical styles including rock, metal, jazz, classical, and pop to create a unique sound of their own.
My discovery began at Rock on the Range when I was handed a card advertising a free download for Glass Delirium’s Thanks to a Monster’s Many Heads. Not one to turn away new music I downloaded the album as soon as I got home. I don’t know what I expected, but what I got was an astonishingly unique listening experience. I thought such a blend of styles would just create chaotic noise. Few bands attempt such a feat, and even fewer succeed at making it work for them. Well, Glass Delirium succeed quite well at it. “Transfixation” is a great example of just what they can do. It is one of the heavier songs on the album and features death metal sounding growls. The female and male vocal trade off between Cassi Mergo and Vince Nunez feels fresh where it has become stale for many bands. Many songs utilize the piano as lead at times like “Quintessence” where it leads into a nice guitar solo. Songs like “An Enigma” and “Glass Delirium” have a fun, bouncy feel to them. Parts of them feel like they belong in a burlesque or cabaret show. Thanks to a Monster’s Many Heads carries that energy through the entire album.
This is one of the best music discoveries I’ve made in a while. This is a great debut album from a band possessing tons of potential. I would love to see them live. If the energy on the album is carried into their live shows I’m sure they put on a great performance.
I can’t wait to see what these guys do next. Head over to their website, download the album, and see for yourself.