Demonstrations In Chaos Original recording reissued
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Their "Energetic Disassembly" release is completely contained here -- although I must say that I do prefer Allan Techio's voice to Jason Mc Master's, who is the vocalist (the "yellist"! :-)) in these previously unreleased "demonstrations". The rawer production makes me feel a sensation of innovation, as if you were listening to something new in its pure inception -- which is true, men!
If you're into progressive metal, you'll certainly enjoy this album. Watchtower challenged the metal world with intricate song structures, more contemporary harmonies and rhythmical insanity. They settled the basis of what today is known as "progressive metal". Even, "technical thrash metal" bands took from them many nowadays-commonly-used ideas. Yet crude, full of heaviness and attitude, Watchtower's style is for me the essence of progressiveness. I like how their compositions are amazingly short, musically intelligent, concise, smart, original, explosive and lyrically excellent.
To conclude: these guys are in the very root of today's progressive metal. They deserve their place in the history of the genre, and this album is a good homage that they did to themselves. Highly recommended! More than five stars! Go for it, NOW! :-)
Aside from this one complaint, this is still a really great collection of demos; totally worth purchasing, especially for hard-core fans.
New SPASTIC INK!!! For you guys (and gals?) who have kept up with Ron Jarzombek, he has just released the new Spastic Ink C.D., "Ink Compatible". Featuring guest performances by original Tower vocalist Jason McMaster, as well as Jen Johanson (sp?), Marty Friedman and others. 3 years in the making- It was well worth the wait. Check out his website: spasticink.com
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Al fin pude escuchar este albúm que es una joya preciada para los amantes de este genero, mezcla de jazz, metal, tecno y que ha influenciado a grandes como Dream Theater. Read morePublished on June 13, 2011 by Darthg
Jason McMaster & his mates return (sort-of) with this 2002 release. "Demonstrations in Chaos" is a compilation featuring studio cuts, demos, outtakes, & live recordings ALL sung by... Read morePublished on May 29, 2009 by Markus Pacal
WATCHTOWER's mindblowing 1985 debut 'Energetic Disassembly' was and still is a major landmark in progressive metal and one of the most extreme and unique metal albums of all time. Read morePublished on October 22, 2007 by TheManWhoKnewTooMuch
I am a huge D-Toys fan, and when I heard that Jason McMaster's earlier band was Watchtower, I tracked this down. I was very dissapointed. It is more thrash oriented than anything. Read morePublished on June 10, 2006 by zman1975