Sound — 10
This band has, in my opinion, perfected their sound with this release. Commpared to the previous release, the musical is overall maturer and better structured. One thing this band is known for is their ability to keep songs going with a constant flow; nothing ever sounding out of place on the way. Another thing to take note of is the incredible display of skill and power displayed by each member - This is something yet to be rivalled.
Lyrics — 9
Daniel Heiman is definitely a brilliant singer, and he is the most famous member to ever be in Lost Horizon (most probably due to his technical skill). He has passion, power, emotion and intensity all combined within his unique voice. The lyrics are written extremely well, and creating some pretty epic imagery in the mind; it's as entertaining to hear as it is to read a good book. If only Heiman were to record audiobooks... Anyway, with all that said, the lyrics and Daniel's singing are used effectively with the music. One must realise that they can be cheesy at times, however.
Overall Impression — 10
Although not in terms of sales, this band/album destroy the competition within the whole genre, musically speaking. Whilst Highlander the One is a fan favourite, every song on this album is a classic. There is, honestly, only one thing that I can complain about and that is that two thirds of the instrumental songs were unecessary to say the least. This is not a problem, however, since they are only short and so are not just 'filler' tracks.