Well I never thought it would happen, after seven years away Sieges Even are back and with a fantastic album to boot. This one harks back a bit to the brilliant 'A Sense of Change' in overall style, eschewing the more metallic sounds of 'Uneven' and 'Sophisticated', but it's none the worse for that. Fans of Fates Warning should find plenty to be happy about here and fans of Rush probably too. It's nice to hear some new progressive music that doesn't sound like it's trying to rip off Dream Theater. I wouldn't say that everyone will like this and if you're looking for guitar masturbation then you'll be disapointed - otherwise this is killer.
When I first took a chance on buying this (not being familiar with the band) I found it rather boring, and wasn't too sure about the vocal style . . . didn't play it for a while after the first time. But recently I had another bash at it, liked it a bit more, and after about the 4th listen something happened. Suddenly I appreciated the beauty and clarity of the voice and the lovely melodies and the whole feel of the album, the poetry of it. Now I don't seem to be able to stop playing it - and it's in my head all the time.