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  • WatchTower - Energetic Disassembly

    WatchTower - Energetic Disassembly
    1985 Independent


WatchTower - Energetic Disassembly

1985 Independent :: Reviewed by rofreason on 2005-07-14

Having a sronger to kinship to jazz fusion that strict metal, Watchtower are a band definitely not afraid to show off their chops. On Energetic Disassembly, the band rips through some of the most progressive material ever written for the metal world. Outlandish rhythms, unpredictable time changes, some fierce guitar work and the air raid siren vocals of Jason McMaster (later of Dangerous Toys) are all thrown in apot and boiled, the result being a musical feast for the ears. But it's not only the suberb performances and choice of material which separates this form the pack, for the band also chose to use some truly innovative guitar and drum sounds (they sound electronic) here. Not much actual "song" here, which tends to turn off a lot of potential listeners, but all i have to say is that these guys rip, and Rick Colaluca is on of the best drummers in metal, period. I'm not as big on this as the follow-up, but if you get into say, Cynic or Atheist, you must have this. <br><br>Over the years I've grown to appreciate this album more, and with the recent re-release on Monster records, you may just agree with me more.