I am a huge fan of both Iced Earth and Blind Guardian, and was extremely excited when I heard Jon and Hansi would be working together. However, I don’t think they spent enough time writing the album; I noticed that there are a few recycled Iced Earth rifs in some of the songs. Some of the songs are excellent (My Last Sunrise, Fiddler on the Green) and some are definately going to be skipped in my CD player. They definately should have incorperated more of Blind Guardian’s style into the music. This album will be listened to, but not nearly as frequently as The Dark Saga or Nightfall in Middle-Earth.