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The Night Watch



3.59 | 58 ratings

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3 stars So are they like Marillion or like Genesis? Well, I think since this music is far more complex than anything Marillion ever did with or without Fish, and since the vocals are much more in the Peter Gabriel vien, this is much more like a lost Genesis album then Marillion. When you also consider that this band began life as a PG Genesis cover band, I think it becomes obvious who they are trying to sound like. Still, I quite enjoy this album, as I have a soft spot for bands that attempt to mimic PG long as they do it well. And for me, this album does it quite well. The first three tracks could have been on the album after The Lamb, had Gabriel not left the band. Excellent stuff. It should be said that singer Rossetti has a higher range than Gabriel and is probably a better technical singer overall, but does lack much of Gabriels genuine emotional style. Still very good though. Track 4 is a bit disjointed, but still in the Genesis vien, while 5 is another winner. Track 6 is instrumental and we are suddenly in 80's Crimson territory!! I kid you not. Certainly not as intricate as anything on Discipline, but certainly retaining a sound and feel of that era. A fairly different track that works very well. The album closes with a beautiful pastoral piece. Overall the album is quite a bit darker than PG Genesis, and this respect is probably the only real comparison to Fish Marillion. All in all, an enjoyable album if you like bands that wear their Genesis influence on their sleeve. I personally do. I'd give this 3 1/2 stars, but for the archives I'll round down to 3.
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