This was the first album of Savatage I ever heard. I was astonished. I had never heard such great music in my life. The theme of the album on itself inspires me, but the way they bring it is just fabulous! Allmost the entire album I had shivers running down my spine. They way they combine Hard Rock and classical music is unique. Many other groups tried it but thay are the first to succeed in it! Great greater, greatest!