Sound — 10
I really appreciate the sound of the guitar amps they use in correlation to the keyboards because it ads an almost mystical effect to the music. Herman and Sam are amazing guitarists and in my book are in the guitarist hall of fame. Their solos in all of the songs are all spectacular but the best ones are in Through the Fire and Flames and Operation Ground and Pound. The keyboardist is quite excellent as well and the drummer is very good at playing fast.
Lyrics — 9
The singer has a higher voice than most metal vocalists which is an interesting change of pace. The intensity of the vocals is nowhere near as violent as that of Exhumed or others so when you hear him sing about battling through life and waging rival wars, it gives a very interesting perspective as to what the band is really trying to comunicate to the listener.
Overall Impression — 9
They sound more or less like Hammerfall or even Iron Maiden at times which would appeal to classic metallers. The best songs for me are within the first four and they are Through the Fire and Flames, Revolution Deathsquad, and Operation Ground and Pound. They all add a quick and fast paced start to the first half of the only 8 track album. I wish there were more songs.