- Audio CD (January 27, 2009)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Original recording reissued
- Label: ROCKADROME
- ASIN: B001D52TH8
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #213,710 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Energetic Disassembly Original recording reissued
Official reissue of legendary Texas heavy metal band's debut album from the early 80s! The infamous album that almost singlehandedly created a new genre (technical prog metal) and took heavy metal into a new dimension. 10 page booklet with lyrics, liner notes, photos and more!! Essential stuff for any metal collection! Featuring the vocals of Jason McMaster (Broken Teeth, Dangerous Toys) and the guitar of Billy White (Dokken).
Top Customer Reviews
THis is by far one of the most important "techno-prog-metal" albums ever released. I found it to be far too thin in production and tone, but hey, it was the eighties, the advent of MIDI and the day of ultra-thin guitar tones. Perhaps the mastering on this CD will provide me with some unexpected surprises in that regard. I was very let down when the vocalist left for Dangerous Toyz. Did they spell that with a "z"?
Listening to this CD will give you a bridge, if you will, from classic 70's prog rock to the prog-techno-metal of today. WatchTower was way ahead of the game.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I absolutely love this album. Watchtower is like Rush on acid. They have taken all of the best aspects of progressive rock and heavy metal and pushed them to the extreme--insane,... Read morePublished on January 11, 2014 by Daniel Shaw
These guys started whole genres of music with this album: technical thrash and technical death metal -it's a trip you gotta take if you like your metal with brains and talent!! Read morePublished on June 23, 2009 by Metalhead74
To be fair, I'm not a fan of prog rock or highly technical "math" rock. Bands like early Rush, Dream Theatre & Atheist have never really been my thing. Read morePublished on May 29, 2009 by Markus Pacal