So this is where it came from...
the great wilson | america | 04/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"a few years ago, i discovered this band called Spiral Architect. i immediately fell in love with them. the complex arrangements, the brilliant vocals, and above all the mind-blowing basslines stole my heart upon the very first listen. its what i always wanted to hear: a balanced mixture of fusion and progressive metal. i had never heard anyone like these guys, they were totally original......until i discovered watchtower a few months ago. for the record, Spiral Architect ripped off Watchtower for every good idea they had. i was shocked upon my first listen of Control & Resistance. it sounded EXACTLY like Sprial Architect! well, technically Spiral Architect sounded exactly like Watchtower, but whatever...i just couldnt believe it. these guys were doing it 13-14 years before Spiral architect ever thought about it. ok, enough about this...about the album. the album is spectacular. for guys like me, its an extremely satisfying listen. fusion chops, prog metal leanings, it really doesnt get much better. watchtower is my all time favorite progressive metal band, and Control & Resistance is my favorite progressive metal album, bar none. absolutely classic."