Saturday, September 10, 2016

Watchtower - Concepts of Math: Book One [Mini Album] (2015-2016)

Watchtower, as odd as it seems, I've never been obsessed with, despite loving a lot of the other early progressive metal bands pre-Dream Theater, etc.

But I did take a little dive into their music I want to say 6 or 7 years ago and enjoyed some of it. It is more technical metal with naturally 80's  Hair Metal vocals, which to some, almost sounds like Dream Theater.

But they're closer to saw Death or even Cynic I suppose.

That being said, I'm certainly looking forward to hearing this, their 1st release in over 2? decades. It's a Mini-Album or in-effect, an EP. A little like the SikTh release from late in 2015, Opacities.

WATCHTOWER - 'Concepts Of Math: Book One' (Album MCD)



Legendary progressive metal group Watchtower will make their triumphant return with the release of a brand new mini-album, "Concepts of Math: Book One". Scheduled for worldwide release on October 7, the album will feature their 2010 digital single, "The Size of Matter", along with three additional tracks the band surprised fans by releasing digitally late last year. WATCHTOWER will also introduce a new lengthy nine minute track, "Mathmetica Calculis", to round out the release. A complete tracklisting is as follows:
1. M-Theory Overture (3:38)
2. Arguments Against Design (4:12)
3. Technology Inaction (6:20)
4. The Size Of Matter (4:51)
5. Mathematica Calculis (9:54)
"Concepts of Math: Book One" is now available for pre-order on digipack cd and limited-edition vinyl. Vinyl variants will include standard black (limited to 300 copies worldwide) and a super exclusive blue variant (limited to 100 copies), which will only be available through Prosthetic's U.S. webshop. Get your copy now from…/watchtower-concepts-of-math-book-o…
WATCHTOWER was formed in 1982 in Austin, TX and has been hailed as the first jazz inspired progressive metal band. They have released two full length albums to date: “Energetic Disassembly” in 1985 and 1989’s “Control and Resistance”, which is often hailed as the benchmark for progressive metal and has influenced a countless number of heavy, technical bands including Dream Theater's drummer Mike Portnoy who proclaimed, "Before there was Dream Theater, there was Watchtower...In the 80's, Watchtower's "Energetic Disassembly" and "Control & Resistance" albums were hugely influential on me…I've been waiting almost 3 decades to see what they would follow these albums up with…and now the wait is finally over!!"