Sunday, February 8, 2009
No, not the pamphlet-distributing society of Jehovah's Witnesses.
THIS Watchtower is a killer technical/progressive Thrash band formed in Austin, Texas in 1982. Definitely another "music-nerd" type Metal band, the main focus here is the virtuosity of its members, four dudes that, when combined as a team, pull off some feats of shreddification unmatched by anyone since. Although the mix is questionable (the bass, while fabulously played, is cranked up SUPER high), this is a true classic of the Heavy Metal genre, weird, rippin', and INTENSE.
And how great of an album title is "Energetic Disassembly"? Seriously. A Metal band in Eureka in the early 90's named themselves after this record. Good call.