Hypnotized and Shadows Of Eternity stand out for me and as you say it’s great to have these guys back. Really good album. Tails off slightly towards the end I think but love the heavier sound. Today has been a fine day for music!
Epica - The Holographic Principle (Deluxe)
Epica - The Quantum Enigma (Deluxe)
Epica - The Solace System
Stream Of Passion - A War Of Our Own
Xandria - Sacrificium
Xandria - Theater Of Dimensions
Creye - II
W.E.T - Retransmission
Wig Wam - Never Say Die
Gave this a listen and been through twice so far.
I guess for me, it's good but at the same time I think I'm just a little bit underwhelmed and think I liked the last album a tiny bit more overall.
Basically, I dig the first 5 songs but then the second half sort of feels pretty average to me until One Final Kiss which is killer.
Still a handful of good tunes I'll initially be adding to my playlist though and we'll see how it goes after a few more listens.