This album offers a little bit of everything. Of the nine tracks on the album, there are three 7+ minute near-epic tracks, three of 1999’s best ballads (including “Slow Burn” one of the greatest I’ve ever heard), and some straight-forward hard rock songs. A tremendous variety. All of them examples of great song-writing. The music is tight – ranging from progressive rock to power metal to just plain hard rock – and the singing, of course, is spectacular. This CD is not to be missed.