I've been listening to this album for more than 2 decades now, and it's still superb ... initially dismissed as a clone of the (marvellous at the time, in my opinion) Queensryche, I think Crimson Glory were actually closer to defining the genre of "operatic metal" themselves; and in defining it, they transcend it, if you'll excuse the pun.
There are absolutely elements of traditional 80's heavy metal to the fore on this album - driving triplet rhythms, twin guitar harmonies, bravado vocals and fantasy lyrics to name just the most derided. But ... they are all delivered *exceptionally* well, and within songs and (dare I say it) compositions that are reasonably sophisticated, original and ... just bloody brilliant.
The sound is polished, and perhaps a little over-produced and clinical; but I've listened to enough live tapes of this band to know that the musicians and the singer can and did regularly reproduce this sound live.
Basically the songs on this album have captivated me for an astonishingly long time now, and the musicianship and quality of performance make them truly stand out. I recommend this to anyone whose listening range includes heavy metal, or who's simply open-minded.
I recently learnt that Crimson Glory's singer "Midnight" died last year; his voice wasn't exactly conventional, but it was genuine, and - in the context of this style of music - *absolutely* unique and outstanding. This album more than any of Crimson Glory's others reflects his talent.