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Watchtower - Demonstrations In Chaos (10/10) - USA - 2002

Genre: Progressive Metal
Label: Monster
Playing time: 75:39
Band homepage: Watchtower

Tracklist:

  1. Meltdown
  2. Asylum
  3. Argonne Forest
  4. Social Fears
  5. Tyrants In Distress
  6. Energetic Disassembly
  7. Cimmerian Shadows
  8. The Eldritch
  9. Instruments Of Random Murder
  10. Hidden Instincts
  11. The Fall Of Reason
  12. Control And Resistance
  13. Cathode Ray Window
  14. Ballad Assassin
  15. Meltdown
Watchtower - Demonstrations In Chaos
Who doesn't know them, the Texas-gods WATCHTOWER, the godfathers of the so-called Techno-Thrash, or generally speaking, heavy Prog Metal. Their music always has been jazzy and progressive, but definitively Metal! This time around, you can find mainly demo tracks, altogether sung by Jason McMaster. The sound is pretty good, the "Energetic Disassembly" material sounds even better than on the original-LP!

It's interesting to listen to the "Control And Resistance" stuff with McMasters vocals, as it's generally known, that HADES-shouter Alan Tecchio did the vocals on the former record. Jason's vocals shows new aspects of the whole thing and it becomes clear, that he fits better into WATCHTOWER than Tecchio... With "Cathode Ray Window" and "Ballad Assassin", you can even hear two unreleased tracks.

With their original line-up at the 2000s Bang Your Head, they demonstrated that one might have to reckon with them in the future. The show was just great and they could convince some people, who normally think their music is too complex. We still wait for the new album "Mathematics", guys! (Online October 11, 2002)

Ralf Henn



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