I decided to purchase this album based on the reviews here as well. One of the reviews stated that this album, as well as Symphony X, were his favorites for 2007. Well, I would have to say I agree 100%! What an incredible first release for a progressive metal band. I know these guys have been together since early in the decade, so their first studio album should be good. But this is outstanding. Lines to Follow and Scent of Snow are my early favorites, with Faded Crystals and The Sad Game close behind. On first listen, I knew there was something about the music these guys are putting out. The keyboard sounds are a bit unusual in some parts, but man do they work. Impressive percussion, bass, and guitar work easily put this album over the top for me on my second listen. This is a MUST HAVE album. I haven’t said that about an album in a long time. Italy has produced a phenominal band here.