I really like that Sonata Arctica have found their own voice. A lot of the songs on their earlier albums, although they were good, sounded too much like Stratovarius. There weren't any songs on Reckoning Night that I disliked, which is quite an accomplishment. My favourite song, and possibly the best Sonata Arctica song so far, was 'White Pearl Black Oceans', which not only is musically excellent, but has brilliant lyrics that tell the story of a lighthouse keeper who let the light go out, and his grief and guilt when he discovers the loss of a ship, culminating in him jumping off the tower to his death. The words and music convey so much, it has to be heard to be believed. Another good song is 'Don't Say a Word', about a psychopathic stalker who murders the object of his desire (apparently, this is one of three songs about the same character -- the other two are Caleb and The End of This Chapter). The music shows a sense of danger and insanity, and you have to respect Sonata Arctica for tackling a subject like this in such a way, especially from the point of view of the murderer rather than the victim. In all, I found this album to be dark, spirited, and excellent.