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The Watch

 

Neo-Prog

3.52 | 108 ratings

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Trafficdogg
4 stars Love it or hate it, there is something special about this album that stands out beyond others in this sub-genre of progressive rock.

Why would one hate this CD ? The most notable criticism seems to be that it smacks og GENESIS clonism. There is certainly enough to make you THINK about Genesis but is it really merely cloning? Listen very closely and you will discover things about THE WATCH that seperate them from the G men. Still... it is a very good product. Closer the golden age of prog and true to the genre's roots than your Marillions,Arenas, IQs and so forth. These guys carry power, grace and conviction in their music and they're all great musicians.

It is easy to be critical of something that harkens back to a different era and write it off as a copy. Don't make the mistake of doing that with this CD. It really is a quality work. Both sides of the scale make excellent points as the reviews go but it's all about perspective. If anything about this band appeals to you, don't let the reviews sway you one way or the other. Buy the CD and judge for yourself... you can always unload it at your local record store if you don't like it.

Trafficdogg | 4/5 |

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