THE WATCH – The Art Of Bleeding (2021)

The Art Of Bleeding” is the new album from Milan’s symphonic progsters THE WATCH. The quintet have garnered much acclaim for their classic Seventies Prog sound employing twinkling 12-strings, booming bass pedals, vintage keys, swelling dynamics, and Genesis / Gabriel-esque vocals. But while their peers shoehorn such techniques into dull copycat music in an effort to give it some oomph, The Watch weave them throughout their inspired works with the same kind of grandeur as the young Brits did those many moons ago.
And of course, they also like to step outside that box and allow themselves to be taken in different directions, including the occasional modern sound unheard of in the ’70s. Flashes of other notable influences color these pieces as well – read British neo-prog band IQ…