Ascension Of The Watchers – Numinosum (2007)

Holy fucking shit this is boring. There’s some good ideas, some good instrumentation and some good vocals from Mr Bell, but fuck are the songs too long. The album in general could probably lose a third of its run time (that Simon & Garfunkel cover can be the first thing to get into the sea and never emerge again) and be wholly better for it.

The first third is easily the best stuff here, even though parts come extremely close to biting Love Of Life era Swans (colour me surprised when I found that ex-Swan Vincent Signorelli was the drummer for this, as he also drummed on that album).

I was supposed to see these guys in the new year but I’m not going to be going after hearing this monstrosity of a record.