For an album solely created and marketed by one man, KingBathmat's 'Son Of A Nun' debut demonstrated that it's possible to make an album that sounded like the work of an experienced production team even if John Bassett presumably has the humblest of studio facilities at his disposal. 'Crowning Glory' is the quick follow-up and this time a multimedia CD (including photos, earlier MP3s and even a rather nifty promo video) is also provided. Musically it's much the same; a mix of gothic tunefulness and progressive rock pushed through a psychedelic filter. This time though the material is a little more introspective. At its best - the colourful and powerful 'Top Of The World', 'Final Star' and 'A Million Dreams' - the melodies are wonderfully memorable, although the middle of the album does seem to lack the impassioned side to Bassett's vocals which is usually stamped on his best songs. However, even if Bassett doesn't always hit the mark, the fact that such imagination and talent is on show puts the work of far more financially privileged bands to shame.