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The Watch



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4 stars The Watch's 4th studio-album already, after the strong effort 'Vacuum' (2004), this album contains many mellotron-passages and of course, the Genesis-sound is here again. Beautiful! Maybe the melodies are a little less exciting than on 'Vacuum' but this album is still worth buying, for sure.

1. Sound Of The Sirens Brilliant album-opener. A mellotron-overflow and uneven passages. Reminds of their Vacuum-song 'Damage Mode'. 4/5

2. The Border Shorter song, not too brilliant, but nice to take some rest after the mind-blowing 'Sound Of The Sirens'. 3/5

3. Two Paces To The Rear This is The Watch's own 'Firth Of Fifth'. A 9-minute epic with a beautiful mid-section, varying with moog, organ, guitar and mellotron. 5/5

4. When I Was A Tree Very nice song about the threataning of the environment. 3/5

5. Another Life Inspired by 'The Court Of The Crimson King' beautiful mellotron-filled song and many various passages. 4/5

6. Berlin, 1936 One of the better tracks. It's about Germany before WW2. The mid-section sounds like 'Hogweed.' 4/5

7. Soaring On The best track of the album, period. Like 'Deeper Still', this song creates shivers down your spine. When it fades out, a beautiful synth-solo starts to shine, pity!! 5/5

If you like symphonic 70's prog like Genesis and King Crimson, don't hesitate and buy this.

Robin | 4/5 |


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