The second album of grand symphonic rock from this Baltimore-area group. This time the focus is more on the core of guitars, keys & drums and so, some of the Canterbury-ish flavor of the debut, with its saxophone & flute & xylophone, is gone. For some that is, perhaps, a source of lament but for the vast majority of prog fans it finds the band moving closer to the symphonic prog ideal! Long tracks - all instrumental this time around, too! - and beautiful melodic themes with lush arrangements and masterful playing. This is what "prog" is all about! Think Banco meets Eloy & Camel and updated for the new millennium and you're in the ballpark. Simply beautiful!