Sound — 7
The nightwatchman is Tom Morellos solo project so you wod think that it would be metal or even rock? No it's acoustic rock & roll with a bit of country in it. Suprised? I was. Slow tempo songs that make sure that you get the point of the song before it's over. It's mayby a bit of to compare it to neil young but it isn't really that farfetched. After few songs you come to realise that it's not just few songs that are acoustic, it's the whole album.
Lyrics — 10
The most songs are about Morellos fiew about the politics and the situation of the world. So it means that he pursuits his own revolution (on his own). Only a acoustic quitar few other instruments, it really highlights the lyricks of a one man revolution. It's all about melancholy and being a martyr. What all the lyrics mean to all of you, you must deside on yourself. Toms singing is absoluthly amazing. His voice compoused with the acousstic quitar makes you want to sit down and lissen to his stories.
Overall Impression — 9
To somebody say that you have to be a big Tom Morello fan to not get bored after the three first songs is a loud of bull. I didn't expect a totally acoustic record. Then again I din'nt expect to hear Tom Morello sing, ever. The hole record sounds really personal. Some people wod have wanted Tom to stay in the metal/rock scene. Mayby some of the RATM, and Audislave fans don't now how to take this album. The Nightwatchman is one of the biggest suprises of 2007. The revolution does'nt always come from the loudest of mouths.