If you enjoy innovative music and appreciate the craft, you will love this album. For some people it had to grow on them and I totally understand why. For me, I had parts of many songs stuck in my head after the second listen. This album is simultaneously a celebration of metal and a tribute to jazz. It’s almost like they wanted to say “I know you think metal is all regurgitated and uninspired so listen to what we (metal musicians) can really do. We know where we come from.”
If you like good music buy this album. If you do not like good music (ask your buddies), buy two copies so that after you’ve been transformed you can help one of your friends.