On the most positive note:
has composed one of the strongest and most intricate progressive songs in a very
long time: "Veil of Illumination". This song reaches for the stars and is sheer
On the almost as positive note: 'The immunity Zone' has all the trademarks that
they have incorporated into their style and it shows a more mature and confident
metal band with a clear direction for their compositions.
has taken a natural step forward with this album.
On the not quite as positive note: a few songs do not have the same depth and
natural flow that all the songs on 'Chimera' had, and a state of standstill has
crawled into those songs. They set the bar very high with 'Chimera' and not all
the songs on 'The Immunity Zone' reaches the same level of progressive
Overall: I was very impressed with 'Chimera' from 2006, so my expectations for
'The Immunity Zone' were very high and I must admit that
has almost met my expectations. That said, I still see
as a first class progressive metal band musically as well as technically, and
there is plenty of fine metal on this album to set this album apart from most of