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PLANET EARTH?

The Watch

 

Neo-Prog

3.71 | 137 ratings

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Poldo65
2 stars I have always been a big fan of Genesis and, usually, I am also very indulgent in judging the work of the so-called Genesis's "clones". Nonetheless I think that this last effort from THE WATCH is a typical example of good packaging without content.

Yes, a first superficial listen to the new album PLANET EARTH? could also excite some fans of the classic symphonic prog rock. In reality, this album lacks completely of the creativity, emotion and musical virtuosity of the original model. These musicians are certainly talented guys, but without any inspiration. Even the singer, Simone Rossetti, is in my opinion a pale copy of Peter Gabriel. In appearance, he has a very similar tone of voice, but he surely doesn't have the same capacity of playing the role.

I have found the music on this album rather boring and monotonous. All the songs have a similar structure and there are no epics, no changes of rhythm, no improvisations at all, and this is very unusual for a symphonic prog album.

The problem with this band is that it sounds perfectly similar to Genesis but unfortunately it is not.

If you are a fan of Genesis and you are looking for a new, fresh and much more creative version of the good old symphonic prog rock, you should better aim to THE THOMAS TRACKS by the Netherlands' band 5BRIDGES.

Poldo65 | 2/5 |

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