This album is an infernal machine, a time bomb in your stereo just waiting for a virtuosic detonation. The guitar playing is a unique blend of hybrid picking, position shifting, scale-combining, and string-skipping at supreme quality. Virgil Donati(drummer)is undoubtly one of the few drummers in the business with the alacrity of a cheetah on the double bass pedal, and the skilled hands of a stonemason. As for Derek Sherinian(former Dream Theater keyboardist), his odd time signatures and warm tones complete the trinity of these incomparable musicians. This is a classic for any Macalpine/Donati fans, and any connoisseur of technical/avante-garde music.