Top critical review
on 4 October 2013
People say this is a classic? I think they need to listen to a couple of true classic metal albums. The album is quite unbalanced, some songs are very good (mostly the ballads!), and some are rather simplistic and unimaginative. Simplistic in a sense of songwriting, the guitar playing is superb and of course quite technical. It's mostly that you really don't feel any urge to listen to some of the songs again... ever.
When it came out it might have been a bit cooler than it is nowadays. It seems quite dated as well. Not an album that fared too well over time.