Sound — 9
This band really surprised me. Finally there's something fresh and original in a recent band. These guys are all about the music, virtuosity and creativity have finally gathered in a new band. What you can hear in this album is a mixture of many genres (mostly european influenced metal). It's a blend of power metal (oh yes, believe me, in some riffs you will get Rhapsody in your mind), complex guitar playing (Jason Becker-like), I don't know if metalcore or what but it is definitely metal. Each track will take you on a different atmosphere, making this album very unique, because each track is very well played and has a lot of variety that makes the act of listening to this album a true experience.
Lyrics — 8
Some lyrics talk about abstract themes, this isn't a themed album, but the lyrics are good. In some cases the title of the songs are unfolded in the lyrics in metaphores or in fictionized situations. They're good, but could be a little better. But that doesn't mean that they're bad. The vocals are dynamic, they range from melodic singing, to simple screams. Nothing more.
Overall Impression — 10
Well I can't say that it compares to other artists or albums, because they mix many things in each song making each song escentially unique. The guitars are great and so is the drumming; a band like this one can't stay in a genre for too much time, and in every song the transition just comes up naturally that you won't even notice because of the ambientation and the technique they use is awesome; I won't get in details in the time signatures they play, but it is definitely technical metal. In terms of originality, quality playing, dynamism, creativity, this band has an A+. Any metal fan will surely appreciate this brand new band, they may be new in the scene, but they don't play like it. I assure you, nobody will be disappointed.