I had read some great reviews of this band, and I don't quite recall what nationality they are.....most of the Euro-metal these days comes from Sweden, but these guys may be Dutch or German perhaps...at any rate, I was surprised at how much I liked this album. I have not enjoyed the last couple of In Flames albums, for example, so I guess I had low expectations. It is a sort of hybrid of death metal combined with the now classic Gothenburg-style European metal style. Great riffs, epic compositions and excellent production, with the guitars sharp and up front in the mix, like a metal album should be....I especially like the Iron Maiden-esque sense of harmony and melodicism on this disc. There are also a few great clean-tone or acoustic guitar interludes as well which remind me of the old (good) Metallica...well worth checking out for the metal fan, although somewhat obscure. Definately recommended- I would like to hear the next release from this band. As a side note, the art on the album is also very interesting and cool.