Stratovarius is easily the best band to emerge in the 90's forgetting their first album in 1989 which only featured one of the current members. Their music is incredible, and ahead of time, is like a combination of Rock, Metal & Classical. They are good at fast tunes, straight rockers & ballads. Their music falls into a category best described as "Progressive & Neoclassical Rock/Metal" and they are at the head of this new style, only rivaled by "Dream Theater" another incredible band from this time. "Destiny" if not their best album, is only second to "Episode" I would call it a tide. The album opens with the 10 min but never boring title track, and once it ends, it leaves you thinking, what the heck was that!, just out of this world, but song after song you notice that the level never goes down. "SoS", "No turning back" & "Rebel" are great fast tunes, while, "4000 Rainy nights" "Years go by" & "Venus in the morning" are mind blowing ballads, the only weak track here is "Playin with fire" but is not a filler, is just doesn't match the potential of the other tracks, and the album ends with "Anthem of the world" a great song with beautiful chorus at the end. If you got the Europe release, you'll get a bonus track named, "Cold winter nights" wich is a great song also. Now If you are getting into Stratovarius, for the first time, get "Episode"(1996) & "Visions" (1997) first, and then get "Destiny" (1998) if you really like the band you would want to look up for their earlier albums, most recomendable "Forth Dimension", before that the band released three other albums featuring only 1 or 2 essential tracks on them. In conclusion: If you wanna hear the best music the 90's got to offer, You don't want to skip this, Strato is one of the few bands that are the exeption to the rule that the 90's are a wasted decade in music, thanks to Rap and cheap pop.