I am trying to get into Fates Warning. I have Awaken the Guardian, and a later Fates cd that doesn’t sound like metal at all. I like this “No Exit” cd better than “Awaken”. Why? Mainly because the quirky vocals, and wierd time changes are gone on “Exit”. Here you have some decent heavy metal with a slightly progressive bent. The vocals are very high–quite similar to the Queensryche dude. If you are a lover of all things metal, and like some intelligence added to it–try this cd.