Sound — 10
I was kinda skeptical when I heard their demo back when they were called Dragonheart but when this full length album came out, I was blown away. This CD is amazing in so many ways. The dynamic duo of Sam Totman and Herman Li take metal where it hasn't been in many years with blazing twin melodies and incredible solos, and some of the fastest riffs, licks and solos ever heard. The overall feel reminds back in the Priest and Maiden days.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are fun to read and sing along to and the way ZP Theart sings them is really catchy. I was reminded of Lord of the Rings and medieval stories as I was reading listening to the lyrics and they are well composed and complement the music very very well.
Overall Impression — 10
For it's time, I wouldn't compare to anything else. They have the speed and furiousity of bands like Strapping Young Lad and the compositional skills of bands like Iron Maiden and Yngwie Malmsteen and other power metal acts. This CD is so good that I got extra copies to keep in my car, my bedroom and one to keep in the CD collection. It's just mind blowing to listen to this CD because the guitar solos are beyond amazing, and the music is fun and it lets you know that these guys are not the type to mess with and they know what they're doing.