The second release by Land of Chocolate is a big step forward both in terms of the writing & the sound. The band's playing feels more natural and the writing is more focused and exciting than on their debut. One reason for this just might be because, aside from founding member keyboardist/vocalist Jonn Buzby, this is a completely different group! Though the original band were all good players there is a chemistry amongst this new group that just didn't seem to be there the first time around. The writing was also a group effort and since there are different minds at work we get different ideas. The sound this time around is more coherent and, well I'm sure they won't mind, closer to Echolyn. You see Jonn Buzby is the brother of Echolyn keyboardist Chris Buzby! Jonn was also the drummer (!) in Finneus Gauge, another Echolyn off-shoot. Although this is by no means a copy of Echolyn, there are certain aspects that are similar and it should be a very satisfying album to Echolyn fans as well as fans of solid prog rock in general! A very good album!