typing as I listen - this is right up my street - this reminds me of Serenity's stuff, you a fan of them?

Nightwish old school style verse - YES!!!

nice clear production too! are the guitars direct recording or amped?

the only thing I would pick up on is the chorus (which is great and very catchy) but it could use a volume burst or extra harmonies to make it really soar

great stuff

Yeah, I love Serenity, I caught them opening for Kamelot a few years back and I was hooked.

The guitars were done in Pod Farm