dear o dear how the hell did this band not break through to bigger things? this has got to be one of the most assured debut albums ever. real premiership class. its got it all really, heavy riffs, time changes, acoustic moments, excellent musicianship, fine vocals and original sounding, top notch songs that stick in your head after one listen. there was obviously some behind the scenes drama with captain beyond cos they didnt remain very stable in their line up, and maybe their management let them down? who knows? its too late to worry about now i guess, but man, what a shame.
if youre into intelligent, powerful heavy rock you simply must buy this record. it is without doubt one of the very best of its genre. the two follow ups were patchy and the conflict in the band shows itself. here, however, theyre firing on all cylinders. simply breathtaking