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The Night Watch



3.59 | 58 ratings

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4 stars "The Night Watch" just play wonderful music fully reminiscent of the great Genesis era. Simone being of course a Gabriel emulator, which is fine with me. "The Night Watch" was his first project. He'll soon start an new one : "The Watch" which is pretty much a ... clone of "The Watch" (do you follow me ?).

I did see "The Watch" in Verviers last year and even if I loved their covers for "Can-Utility" and "Hogweed", the whole show was very good (even if the audience was scarce, unfortunately).

If ever one band matches the neo-prog description available on PA, "The Night Watch" (you can include "The Watch" as they are really one and single musical entity) is definitely amongst the medalists. Fully respectfull of their model, they deliver very pleasant music. Lyrics are frankly above average which is rather remarkable and deserves a mention.

If Genesis is one of the band you are praising (but is there any doubt that this luminous band is praised on PA ?) you should be charmed by the good work of "The Night Watch". Expressive vocals, great mellotron, complex rhythms...

Of course they are VERY similar to the ones you know but still, it is so nice to listen to these very nice songs of "The Night Watch". I can't think of a single weak number here. My faves being the opening song "My Ivory Soul" and "The Fisherman" but the best and most emotional one (just listen to the chorus) is "The Black Cage". Very, very good.

Four stars for this very good album. Of course you would need to be somewhat open-minded and accept some similarities with the ones we will always love. But this is my case. I just hope that there will be other prog freaks thinking as I do.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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