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The Night Watch



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4 stars One would swear vocalist SIMONE ROSETTI was PETER GABRIEL reincarnate, and the NIGHT WATCH's music is so much like that of early GENESIS one wonders if the band would ever have existed without the old masters. Plagiarism, however, never sounded so good and surely the guys can't be condoned for pulling it off so successfully. This being said, "Twilight" contains some highly original material in the purest prog tradition.

"My Ivory Soul" is an aggressive, powerful opener in 7/8 reminiscent of early GENESIS at their darkest (shades of "Supper's Ready" come to mind). "The Fisherman" is a highly dramatic piece with a memorable theme, alternating between aggressive and slow passages with prominent guitar work and keyboards reminiscent of "One for the Vine". "Tomorrow Happened" with its syncopated intro is a bit more crimsonesque yet still manages to incorporate a fair amount of symphnonic elements. "The Black Cage" with its slippery chord changes, prominent drums and dramatic dénouement is simply genial and is sure to bring on the goosebumps. "A Game With Shifting Mirrors" is a dazzling array of musical themes and crazy time changes that will delight anyone into KING CRIMSON. The album closes with the dreamy "Flower of Innoncence", a piece that ends with some beatlesque guitars that trail off into the distance. The prominent percussion, excellent guitar work and highly dramatic vocals throughout the album put "Twilight" in a category of its own, despite its obvious nod to 70's prog. It's a tight little Italian piece with an excellent production, a gem you can't afford to let pass you by.

Hibou | 4/5 |


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