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The Watch



3.51 | 128 ratings

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2 stars I read all the reviews I could find on this band and fully expected a Genesis clone band the likes of which have not been seen since Kyrie Eleison or Newschwanstein. I have no problem with clones if done well. I was hoping and expecting "the best album Genesis never released". Boy was I misled. The two aforementioned bands each released an album so much like vintage Genesis, it made my heart soar. This ladies and gentlemen does not come close. Simone Rossetti does not sound all that much like Peter Gabriel and his accent is quite pronounced and distracting. The compositions mostly have that 'wall of sound' that is so prevalent with modern bands. That trait has nothing in common with Genesis. I agree that there are occasional Genesis like moments, but they seem contrived, or pasted in, not a natural part of the arrangement. If you want to come as close to possible to Foxtrot era Genesis, try Kyrie Eleison or Newschwanstein. DO NOT BELIEVE THE HYPE and spend your money only to be (very) disappointed as I was. Buyer beware.
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