When I ordered this album, I more or less knew what I was ordering, and the album didn't prove my expectations wrong. It's the same music Axel wrote for past few years, and since I wanted exactly that, I'm not disappointed. Some bands may have to evolve over time, but I'm fine with ARP creating great music in the vein of early Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow and so on. And their vocalist, Johnny Gioeli is still doing a tremendous job screaming and singing all these passages. If you liked Circle of the Oath, this album is a safe buy.
I bought limited edition, which includes a quite simple three-sectioned digipack, booklet with lyrics which can be removed (it's not on glue, just inserted into the right section) and a poster (I didn't measure it, but it's considerably smaller than Ayreon's).