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The Night Watch



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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars THE NIGHT WATCH wear their influences on their sleeves, as they sound like a combination of GENESIS and MARILLION.They only put out this one album before disbanding and their singer Simone Rossetti formed a new band called THE WATCH.There is quite a bit of sampled mellotron on this album, and the vocals are definitely a highlight.

"My Ivory Soul" opens with barely audible acoustic guitar that gives way to a full blown symphonic assault. Some great guitar and vocals follow, as well as waves of mellotron."The Theme" is a short instrumental of acoustic guitar and mellotron."The Fisherman" is my favourite song on this album.You can hear the waves and seagulls in the intro that give way to piano and vocals. Nice.The song becomes quite passionate as we again hear the seagulls. I feel like I have been taken me to the sea. Awesome ! Heavy drums and guitar come in before we hear the cries of the whales and acoustic guitar. More heavy drums and mellotron takes us to the end of this emotional journey.

"Tomorrow Happened" is led by theatrical vocals and synths. Vocals and piano take over 5 minutes in. We then hear what sounds like an atom bomb exploding."The Black Cage" slowly evolves.There is a lot of space in this one. Some good guitar work 7 minutes in."A Game With Shifting Mirrors" is an instrumental. The heavy drums and piano sound great. It all changes after 4 minutes as all we can hear is mellotron before reverting back to original soundscape."Flowers Of Innocence" features the sound of children playing throughout.Tender vocals and acoustic guitar open.There are some tempo and mood shifts in this one. Included are some good guitar melodies.

This is easy to recommend to MARILLION and GENESIS fans. 3.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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