Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Watchmoore is a young three-man band that emits a unique yet well-developed sound. Watchmoore seems to emulate the genre and style of established bands like Deftones, Circa Survive and Chevelle.
The first song "Meta" has an alchemical metamorphosis to it. Beginning somewhat mellow and enchanting, it soon turns into an explosion of hard-rock glory. The lyrics “the reasoning lost in memories, watching it all fade,” are the precursor to the slow build-up toward the end of the song. During this time, it seems like a soft rock, almost Nirvana-like song, but then toward the end, Watchmoore shows its true colors with super heavy rifts and bass lines and you can’t help but get lost in the intense vibrations. Right before the closing, you could have sworn that you were listening to another song, but it is just another break before the next swelling of uber massive hard-rock waves.
“Fractures” has a beautiful persona to it; one that is lovely yet carries pleasant faults that anyone could easily look over. It begins with a hypnotic guitar chord and then turns into a deep winding river of heavy melody. “Try to stop these paper lanterns from falling… it’s breaking my mind.” The heavy bass and drum patterns in the back are edgy and give the song an angst-y vibe. Then, it all levels out again into the familiar flowing melody, “…following the signs of life.”
"Drag The Rivers" is starts with an intense guitar riff that only get more intense when the double bass drum kicks in. The band settles in a fog like mist so the vocalist has some space to sing the verse. It isn't to long before the band revs up the distortion and goes into a part that tips its hat to the band Tool.
All the songs on Watchmoore are somewhat shadowy and seem like an oncoming storm, yet there is always that break of light within the tracks that free the listener to a higher plateau of thought and emotion. The recording quality on this production is superb and anyone into semi-hard rock will greatly enjoy this collection of songs.
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