Let me just start by saying: I hate growling under any circumstance!! Supposedly primal scream or whatever, i dont really care! That said, this album has plenty of high powered metal/fusion/prog music for every fan of say: Bozzio, Levin & Stevens and/or Dream Theater, both at their supreme best! Yes there is the occational beautiful ballad, but mostly it is the full tilt power trio of guitars, bass and drums, that rules this outing!
These 3 musicians really knows their instruments and they deliver perfectly.
I just can help but feeling that there is nothing new under the sun, music wise.
On the other hand I know as well as you, that wont keep friends from said bands and genré from buying this release and so you should. You get your money´s worth for sure, this is just not for me particularly.
Oh well, each to his own I guess and that is quite fine with me.
You know what to do.
3 stars for excellent musicianship!