Straovarius can only be sumed up on one word…origional. While the world of heavy metal music is pretty much on the verge of death, Stratovarius steps in to say “Hell No!” Stratovarius shows the listener that metal does not have to be dark and depressing and does not need to include graphic content. The lyrics and vocals as well as the amazing musicianship fills you with motivation and hope in a time where it is needed the most. Strat has come a long way from “Fright Night” taking a one of a kind blend of blood pumping guitar and mixing it perfectly with a beautiful classical score. The album includes great concepts from political messages towards the war on terror, to a song dedicated to the movie “The Neverending Story.” My only dissapointment was the fact that the song “Run Away” which is included on the “Eagleheart” single was not included on the actual album. I recommend this album to anyone who is looking for a sound with depth and meaning rather than pointless bubble gum pop. Their sound is truthful and wholesome, but very very loud! Elements Pt.1 ranks up there with Strat’s other masterpieces such as Visions and Infinate I highly suggest looking into those albums as well I am eagerly awating Pt.2.