I can’t believe I’ve listened to metal since 1994, and I cant believe it took me until late 07 to hear this band. I’d seen the name for a while in passing, but after checking out Candlemass’ King of the Grey Islands, I sought out SA albums and found this one first. Rob Lowe’s voice is beyond spectacular, particularly this and the follow up, Beyond the Crimson Horizon. It’s really what makes them special. Don’t get me wrong their music is excellant, like Justice-era METALLICA meets Perfect Symmety-era FATES WARNING, but it’s his voice, at times reminiscent of Maynard from TOOL. “Transcending Sentinals” is my favortie track, although the opener and “White Ships” rank high up there.