A number of buildings by architect Andrea Palladio have set Vicenza on UNESCO’s list of world heritage. The Vicenza band Watershape have certainly not reached that status yet. But the band have released their debut album Perception today. The band features members and former members of Arthemis, Power Quest, Hollow Haze, Sinastras, Hypnotheticall.
Watershape is a progressive metal band, heavily influenced by the likes of King Crimson, Genesis, Gentle Giant, Dream Theater, Pain of Salvation & Opeth. The band was founded in 2014 by drummer Francesco Tresca (Arthemis, ex-Power Quest) after his departure from Hypnotheticall. The line-up is completed by Mirko Marchesini (Sinastras, ex-Hypnotheticall) on guitar, Mattia Cingano (ex-Hollow Haze, ex-Hypnotheticall) on bass, Enrico Marchiotto on keyboards and Nicolò Cantele on vocals.
After two singles released and some video covers posted on YouTube, the band decided to take things on the next level, starting the recordings of their first official album, Perceptions, which can be described as a very personal approach of the artistic proposal shown by Steven Wilson and Porcupine Tree. The title Perceptions reflects perfectly the concept of how different people can perceive the various songs of the album in a personal way, especially thanks to the different shades of moods and styles included among the nine tracks of the CD.