It seems like every prog release automatically gets 4-5 stars on Amazon, so it’s difficult to figure out which ones are for real. This one is. This is such a good CD and I’ve come to appreciate it as having three distinct energy levels. First there is the almost constant energy of the bass and percussion that reflect the restlessness and pace described in the lyrics. Then there’s a very nice ebb and flow in each song…I almost feel as though my audio system is going to explode but then it settles back down to a sort of numbness. Finally, the CD builds to the final volley which makes my skin tingle. I think the most obvious comparison is Tool, but there is a much more refined and complex structure to this music. Ok – I love this CD, and recommend it to anyone who appreciates good rock music.