“The Deep And the Dark,” kicks things off with power and might. Showing that Vision can bring their studio wizadry on the road with them, the vocals are absolutely pristine. “New Dawn,” a shimmering epic on the wings of the past, blistering through. “Book Of Nature,” a call to the wild, an ode to the adventures, adding frills to the fire. “Ritual Night,” a definite live favourite and a song that just screams epicness to all those who listen. “Siegfried’s Farewell,” a slower number, with aggression and anger thrown into the well.
“Lost,” blistering, simply blistering. “The Silent Mutiny,” weaves a story in from fledgling winds and overt chaos. “The Last Home,” a song that veers this way and that, never quite letting the listener get comfortable. “Words of War,” the sort of song you’d go marching off to. “The Grand Illusion,” finishes things off with a nice nod to the past, but all the while looking to the future. “Passing Dead End,” weaves a tale, through symphonic mastery. “Return To Lemuria,” closes things off with some nice variations of the studio track.
The album is out on 22nd February via Napalm Records.