3.5 out of 5 Stars!
Not bad, when the band is playing the traditional progressive metal (ie. a band with actual vocals and not the STUPID growl crap!!!) I HATE growl garbage, which ruins everything it encounters. So, for the actual metal music and “real” vocals, I give this album a 4 stars. For the growl bullcrap, I deduct a half-star. Why the hell do bands feel the growl-garbage enhances their appeal??? It’s a mystery, and one I wish would freaking end!