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The Watch



3.94 | 218 ratings

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4 stars This is a fun, fun album. To say that THE WATCH are an early GENESIS clone would be completely unfair. To say they might make a heck of a tribute band well... Though the style is very similar to PETER GABRIEL's genesis ( due largely to Simone Rossetti's uncanny vocal style) these Italians show more power than did the " G-men" back in the day.

DAMAGE MODE is an excellent power prog track and is as haunting as it is melodic. Notice the homage to STEVE HACKETT in the guitar work. This album almost makes me think about what GENESIS might sound like had the best lineup stayed together and were still recording.It is lush with floating keyboards, sonic guitar playing, adventurous and powerful drumming and killer bass work. There is so much of both eras in this CD but it still, at the end of the day, belongs to THE WATCH. They draw from the masters without tipping over into the dark greyness of " cloning". I will say that the one thing that did bug me about this album was Simone's apparent difficulty with certain english pronunciations. At times it was very difficult to (thank god for lyric booklets) understand what he was singing.

I would strongly recommend this CD to anyone who likes above average progressive rock music, a must have.

Trafficdogg | 4/5 |


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