First impression: Pretty even and consistent album. Every song has something to offer, whether it be a killer vocal harmony, amazing solos or heavy-as-fuck-riffs. Or Alain Johannes channeling his inner Ian Anderson :lol: Or was it Peter Gabriel?
I think I favor disc 2 slightly more than 1 because it's more acoustic-based and mellow. A Pacific Sonata even recycles one of the acoustic Begynnelser themes!
Promising so far! But I'm uncertain how they'll pull of some of this complex stuff live.
Received my copy from Stickman today, on my birthday. Lucky me! The cover is beautiful. I hope i find some time to listen to it today. Mine did include a download code btw. Perhaps only Stickman included them?