Firstly I can't give this album less than 5 stars for a few reasons.
A) This is one of the most original and exciting albums I've heard in some time. This is a unique experience.
B) It's a big advance musically over their original release Beneath the Veiled embrace, which I should add was a very solid début.
C) There is not a bad song on here, no filler at all, something you can't say often these days. All the songs are beautifully crafted and expertly executed.
Emily's vocals soar over the music, she sings with emotion and power. The music here is heavier than their début, in places very heavy indeed, there are some very catchy tunes on here also (see Betray My Heart - the first single).
Melodic, Symphonic, Gothic, Fast, Hard and Heavy.
This band deserves to be huge. In Europe bands like Nightwish, Within Temptation, Epica etc.. are massive, we now have a female fronted metal band that deserves to be massive here in the UK.
Buy this album and enjoy, you will not be disappointed.