|Studio album by Glass Hammer|
|Released||October 23, 2012|
|Recorded||2012 at Sound Resources, Chattanooga, Tennessee|
|Genre||Progressive rock, symphonic rock, art rock|
|Label||Arion Records/Sound Resources|
|Producer||Steve Babb and Fred Schendel|
|Glass Hammer chronology|
This is the last album with Jon Davison acting as sole lead vocalist, with former vocalists Susie Bogdanowicz and Carl Groves returning on the following album. It is also noteworthy to note that the song titles, when read in sequence, form a kind of poem. It is the first album featuring Davison in which he was not actively involved into the songwriting process, as he joined Yes previously in the year and was not available for the songwriting sessions.
As some previous albums like Journey of the Dunadan or Chronometree, Perilous is a concept album. However band member Steve Babb stated "we have never done a concept album like Perilous. It is essentially one unified vision; one musical idea in thirteen parts or movements. The emotions and ideas expressed in the lyrics ebb and flow with the music; but they have a definite story to tell with a beginning, middle and climactic end."
About the story of Perilous, Steve Babb stated "It should be obvious from the album art and the title Perilous that something dire is lurking just beyond that gate. Imagine two children lost in a cemetery at night and the unsavory characters they might meet as they try to find their way home. That is the setting for our allegory." However he stated that the listeners should interpret the ultimate meaning for themselves.
|The Phantom Toolbooth|||
|Sea of Tranquillity|||
|Something Else! Reviews||(positive)|
All lyrics written by Steve Babb; all music composed by Babb, Fred Schendel and Alan Shikoh.
|1.||"The Sunset Gate"||7:37|
|2.||"Beyond They Dwell"||4:00|
|3.||"The Restless Ones"||3:36|
|4.||"They Cast Their Spell"||3:21|
|5.||"We Slept, we Dreamed"||7:41|
|6.||"The Years were Sped"||2:57|
|7.||"Our Foe Revealed"||6:27|
|8.||"Toward Home we Fled"||6:47|
|9.||"As the Sun Dipped Low"||1:32|
|10.||"The Wolf Gave Chase"||1:59|
|11.||"We Fell at Last"||1:55|
|12.||"In that Lonely Place"||3:10|
|13.||"Where Sorrows Died and Came No More"||6:34|