I am not sure it's possible to make you grasp the scope of this album from a few lines worth of review, but it is certainly proof of the old saying "The Devil has all the best tunes". It's a candle in the darkess, a rainbow over a stormy sea, and much more. The genre is Gothic metal if you truly have to put a label on it, but that's just to give you an idea of the music's general roots. It contains just the right balance of angelic female vocals and dark male voices, epic sounds and plenty of hard guitars and energetic riffs; but at the same time it's also wonderfully melodic, a quality that often sadly lacks from most of really hard metal. Such is its energy and beauty, this record will make you laugh and cry, will make you want to dance in the street and sing out loud. If you want to explore the gothic genre, if you are already a fan but don't have this album, or pure and simply like great music, this album is a must, especially in this (extended) version, which contains 2 extra songs, both of the same high quality as the rest of the album, which makes you wonder why they were not part of the original set to begin with.
A warning though: the lyrics, like in other albums from TOT are in archaic English (not old English) and extremely difficult to follow unless you have a masters in English Literature. But I assure you that won't detract a single bit from the feelings this music will evoke in you.