A man in a shop recommended these guys. Essentially they area German prog/power metal band, who are similar in some ways to early '90's Dream Theater. Certainly they are in the same league musically. The main difference is the vocals - the songer isn't quite as powerful as James LaBrie, and doesn't do much in the way of screaming. Instead he choruses are layered, filling out the vocals, and producing some very nice harmonies.
And that's the real strength of this CD - the songwriting is outstanding. The songs have a good solid chorus to hang onto, whilst containing the instrumental breaks we all love (don't we!), and these guys have delivered ballads, fast numbers, mid-tempo tunes, and they're all great.
Production is extremely high standard too.