(All Album Reviews by jim1961)
Firstly, I am biased towards prog bands with good female vocalist since they are few. The vocals are well done, beautiful in fact, although the lyrical content is a bit shallow. Instrumentally, I hoped for a little more identity. That is, some style grooves more their own. But when I turned off my critical mind and just listened, I found myself humming along in my mind to their work. I found their overall sound very much in the realm of what I like in prog music. Certainly there are several Genesis moments and without doubt one their greatest influences.
In the final analysis, I find them very enjoyable. Nothing profoundly grounding breaking, but certainly interesting. They avoid repeating things to death, and keep things moving. This album contains four twenty-minute tracks, broken down into four or five movements within each. There are some nicely done guitar solos, but not an abundance of them (personally, I would have preferred more, cause Chris Fox can play!). The keys also carry authority, but never take over.
For those looking for something to knock your socks off, better go back to King Crimson or Yes. But for just plain prog entertainment and pleasure, this one satisfies.