To the untrained ears, all of Freedom Call's stuff sounds exactly the same. It's true. Progressive power metal is either pretty stupid sounding or awesome depending on your place.
Let's cut down to the serious stuff though, this is Freedom Call's best album to date. Once again, Chris Bay and Dan Zimmerman have provided a concept to the album (like a D&D/ LotR story if you will, i sped-read through it). And once again they've backed it up with above-average compositions.
A few niggles though: the intro to the track "Warriors" is the cheesiest thing I've ever heard in my life. And after a while, a formula starts to show itself.
However, i credit Freedom Call with a few things. One, they got me into power metal. Two, their music is far high above the Helloween template, and three, they rock.
Get this album if you like European Power Metal, but be wary if you don't.