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3.50 | 32 ratings | 2 reviews | 25% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 2021

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. An Intro (3:06)
2. Red (6:17)
3. Abendlicht (7:38)
4. The Fisherman (5:55)
5. Hatred of Wisdom (5:15)
6. Howl the Stars Down (3:37)
7. Black Is Deep (3:56)
8. Red Is Deep (9:30)

Total Time 45:14

Line-up / Musicians

- Simone Rossetti / lead vocals, Mellotron, synthesizers, flute
- Giorgio Gabriel / electric guitars, 6- & 12-string acoustic guitars, classical guitar
- Marco Fabbri / drums & percussion
- Mattia Rossetti / basses, bass pedals, 6- & 12-string electric guitars, vocals
- Valerio De Vittorio / keyboards, Hammond L122 organ, Mellotron, synthesizers

Releases information

The Watch has ventured into the world of the concept album!
Five stories that revolve around the idea of cathartic violence.

Label: Pickup Records
Format: Vinyl, CD, Digital
September 24, 2021

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THE WATCH The Art of Bleeding ratings distribution

(32 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(47%)
Good, but non-essential (25%)
Collectors/fans only (3%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by friso
3 stars The Watch from Italy is one of the more famous Genesis tribute bands. Besides touring with early material from that classic prog band the Watch also releases albums of original material in the Genesis style. 'The Art of Bleeding' is their first concept album, with a loose concept based on crimes of passion. The band mixes its influences (perhaps closest to 'The Lamb Dies Down' here) with a sound pallet of eighties wave synths. That works really well for me on especially the first two tracks of the album. Vocalist Simone Rossetti has that Peter Gabriel timbre, but besides that he is quite limited in putting the variety of emotions into the music. His heavy Italian accent doesn't help much either. The Watch also has the same muddled sound as the early albums of Genesis and I would have preferred a more 'open' production sound. The compositional style of the band is actually quite complex, with a lots of variations on all musical themes. It does require some extra listens to acquire to all the songs, almost none of the material is an instant 'hit' so to speak. The more concise song 'The Fishterman' being the only exception. The songs do eventually open up a bit and I like the often dark atmospheres. Still I can't help but feeling something is missing here, which I'm guessing has much to do with the mixing. This album still comes warmly recommended to fans of Genesis and IQ. It's also a step up from their previous record 'Seven'.

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3 stars Twenty years ago I received The Watch first album Ghost as a CD-R to review, this week I received The Watch latest effort The Art Of Bleeding as a WeTransfer to review, the only original member is Simone Rossetti, a lot changed within 20 years, but The Watch still make wonderful 70-77 Genesis in ... (read more)

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