This record is a Savatage masterpiece. Written after the tragic death of legendary guitarist Criss Oliva this album is flowing with emotion. The three songs that are standout here are Chance, Symmetry, and Alone You Breathe. These are some of the best songs Savatage have ever done and they are so powerful and moving they almost make you cry about Criss Oliva. Once you hear this album you will be hooked. All of the songs rock and Alex Skolnick does not dissapoint on guitar. I feel he captures Criss’ style very well. Bottom line if your a Savatage fan your collection cant be complete without Handful of Rain, it is the ultimate tribute to Criss Oliva.