Granted, I have heard some bands that are in the same ball park as this in a way (i.e. Protest the Hero, sort of… kind of), but this band really does deliver about as much diversity as any band in any part of the metal genre can deliver. There are some brutal, heavy moments, some jazzy moments, some EPIC AS HELL moments, and some ridiculously progressive moments. These guys are very proficient in several types of genres, and some of the syncopation in this disc is so technical, it just blows my mind. As a drummer myself, I must say, this guy is one of the best out there right now. I’ve heard a bunch of their older stuff because my friends have it, but I actually started my own personal Number 12 collection with this CD, and I plan on buying some of their earlier work. Really awesome, definitely recommended. Also, check out Between the Buried and me, Protest the Hero, and my personal fav… Dream Theater.