Watchtower
Energetic Disassembly


4.5
superb

Review

by sonictheplumber USER (114 Reviews)
September 27th, 2015 | 47 replies


Release Date: 1985 | Tracklist


In the eyes of the ancient denim-clad warriors, Rush sold out with Signals. Those of us who could dig deep within what Rush had to offer could see differently, but for a headbanger in the mid-80s who wanted a heavy Rush sound there was nowhere to turn. Enter Watchtower's Energetic Disassembly.

The best way to describe this album is simply Rush meets thrash metal. Groups like Iron Maiden and Queensryche were already around for the more heavy-minded proggers, and groups like Metallica and even Venom and Mercyful Fate had come slightly close to a "progressive" sound, but Watchtower observed these groups and said - "Not technical enough. You play bass with a pick"" Those drums are for kids - is this Def Leppard""

Energetic Disassembly is what I like to imagine would have happened if Rush had never listened to The Police - if instead of moving away from bombastic, over-the-top displays of virtuosity and fantasy-themed lyrics, they did the opposite and embraced these aspects of their sound all the while revamping them with a more modern 80s style.

What we have here is a rare case of unrelenting heaviness punching you in the dick mixed with the beautiful craftsmanship of a 70s jazz fusion group. And what about the vocals - the guy's ***ed in the head. It sounds like they got some guy who had never heard music before, showed him Caress of Steel and Sad Wings of Destiny, and then locked him in a studio until the album was done. Crazy.

Buy this ***!



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sonictheplumber
September 26th 2015


9913 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

see how eazy it is bitches

sonictheplumber
September 26th 2015


9913 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

we even got justice to dig this, and some fates warning too believe it or not

Relinquished
September 26th 2015


38825 Comments


now this is how you write a good review with personality

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Parallels
September 26th 2015


8858 Comments


rip hard jams inc

sonictheplumber
September 26th 2015


9913 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

you know there's a dude over on the rush fan forum - he's a pretty cool dude, he doesnt really know any music after 1981 but he admits it and he's not a dick about it. anyway, the first albums he ever heard actually were caress of steel and sad wings of destiny, back in 76. amazing right?

sonictheplumber
September 26th 2015


9913 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

and thanks for pos feedback, it feels good to queef out a review on this fine saturday night

Cygnatti
September 26th 2015


32694 Comments


hard pos

KILL
September 26th 2015


81231 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ya

'll dont realise how much this kicks ass

Titan
September 26th 2015


19170 Comments


'is what I like to imagine would have happened if Rush had never listened to The Police'

lol, could you imagine???

KILL
September 26th 2015


81231 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hahahaha

Ocean of Noise
September 26th 2015


10414 Comments


now this is how you write a good review with personality [2]

Digging: Buckethead - Forever Lake

KILL
September 26th 2015


81231 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dude hard feature it

sonictheplumber
September 26th 2015


9913 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

if just one btbam/tesseract/periphery fan reads this and checks it out, ive done my job as a writer

KILL
September 26th 2015


81231 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dude i posed it twice and i still feel like a fag

sonictheplumber
September 26th 2015


9913 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

dude pos's dont matter anymore, im zen now

KILL
September 26th 2015


81231 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

damn potsy taught you well



zen = ninja

sonictheplumber
September 26th 2015


9913 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

gyspy swag

KILL
September 26th 2015


81231 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

have you ever felt pain?

TheSonomaDude
September 26th 2015


6536 Comments


This looks awesome bro

KILL
September 26th 2015


81231 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yea no shit bro



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