This, my friends, is a gem, a true, underrated gem!
Melodic metal, progressive metal, cerebro-metal, call it what you will, the album is a milestone, delicious from beginning to end, showing you the whole bandwidth of skills of the duo Wilton/DeGarmo and Tate's superb vocals. Solid riffs, technical extravaganza, enchanting melodies, three-octave vocals, this album has got it all. Hard to believe DeGarmo was just 21 when he recorded this. It does not stand back from the sublime 'Rage for Order' and 'Operation: Mindcrime'
Highlights are No sanctuary, Take hold of the flame, Child of fire and especially the epic Roads to madness. Listen to it 100 times and you will still find details you haven't noticed before.