This is not the American progressive metal band Prototype. If you get this album, you will NOT hear a brilliant mixture of thrash and prog metal with sci-fi inspired lyrics, defined by instrumental prowess that exceeds all necessary minimum standards. This is something else entirely. Please, if you are looking for the band Prototype based out of Southern California, look no further than their excellent albums "Trinity", "Continuum" and "Catalyst". For fun, you may also wish to pick up their EP "Cloned", which features early versions of songs that were later re-recorded for their subsequent releases.