This is by far one of the best albulms Iced Earth has put out. At first the new vocals by Tim Owen are a little disturbing, but the music seems to fit him. The instrumentation sounds crisper and cleaner than some of their previous albums, and Owens has a crisper and cleaner voice than Barlow. However halfway through the first song you dont even think about it. DISC 1 is a standard type abulm with 11 songs. All of them are great, some are fast and heavy, other are more ballad like. DISC 2 is a composition in 3 parts about The Battle of Gettysburg. Truth to tell I enjoyed this more than the main album. With long songs, in excess of 12 minutes for the first and final pieces, this is a masterpiece. Heck even my 52 year old father liked this.I highly recomend getting this albulm. Be sure to get the LIMITED EDITION version for the Gettysburg disc.