I really like this re-release of No Exit, it has what you would expect from a special edition: better artwork (it is still the original but with different shades and tones), bonus tracks and remastered sound, plus a bonus DVD. The booklet contains all the photos of the original release plus new ones from that era of the band, all additional information from lyrics to original thanks and credits in a better and more elegant layout, along with a few lines commenting on the bonus tracks. I’m not a sound expert but I have the original release and this sounds louder, brighter and cleaner. What was a great and welcomed surprise was that now the Ivory Gate of Dreams suite is separated in 8 tracks, making it easier to enjoy your favorite parts of the song. As another reviewer wrote the bonus tracks are the original Quietus demo (Ray’s audition tape) and two pieces of music that were not used for the Ivory Gate of Dreams. I’m not that much into DVD’s so I haven’t watched this one, but the music alone warrant the purchase of this cool edition.
For those of you that haven’t heard No Exit it is a powerful trash/prog metal hybrid, heavier and less melodic than the John Arch releases but excellent none the less.