Other than their brilliant band name, these four fine musicians delivers top notch symphonic prog with an edge and excellent compositions. They really deserve to be big in the realm of prog, with their time signatures and musical shapeshifts galore! it is quite rare that this old (and old school) proghead is surprised and even pleasantly so, only seconds after this cd hit my cd player..I were amazed at the sheer brilliance and musical visions of this US quartet (grantet ..with fine guest´s) ..I really takes something to make yours truly, to if I so may say..wake up in amazement and take another look at the cover of this album!!
It has been many visits to this band and album and it certainly proved, at every spin, that this is a band to watch in the future, they have all it takes in musicianship and delivery to become the next BIG progband!! You get powerplay by way of thundering instrumental sequences, you get time signatures a plenty, you get soothing smooth beauty in almost cinematic themes and last but not least, you get one of the most superb and brilliant progband and albums of this year 2017 !!! I kid you not, this one is a keeper and I for one can not wait to hear what these giants delivers next !!
Let me just say ..other than the brilliance of this band and indeed this album..which must be one of the finest progalbums of the year...there is a surprise waiting for you on track # 8 "Lobby Song" no..I am not telling..it is for you to find out, when you buy this album and you MUST!! Buy it, before your mate goes: " I have a surprise for you!".
Appendix: I love the fact that one: Chris Kringel (Santa?) have produced !!
Truth: You get 75 minutes + of pure high powered (quality measured) brilliant progmusic!!