I`d never heard of this band before, but I ordered this album due to the 5 star reviews on Amazon. This is a gamble, I know, as this strategy has backfired a few times in the past. But on this occasion, I`m so glad I did. The album is nothing short of superb.
Where a lot of modern day prog falls down is in the songwriting department. Great musicianship can only get you so far then it all falls apart without decent songs. Glad to say, this lot seem to have it in spades. A good song can then be ruined by a poor vocalist. Again, Mystery score highly as Benoit David is excellent. Sounding more Geddy Lee than Jon Anderson, but retaining his own identity.
So, along with Neal Morse, Transatlantic, IQ, Magenta etc I can now add a new name to my current listening material.I`ve ordered their previous album on the strength of this one and, from what I`ve heard, I doubt I will be disappointed with that album,either.