The band's folk influenced songs are the most unique, and also the most memorable. They have the musicianship to pull off the progressive parts as well. They play power metal just fine, but it's very generic and nothing spectacular.
Vocalist Nils Patrik Johansson has a strong voice with a lot of power and range. He's rock solid, but has a tendency to have an overdramatic delivery that has the danger to go over the top. The positives far outweigh the negatives and this is a CD that will appeal to folk and prog metal fans. There's also a bonus CD that includes the band's performance at the 2006 Progpower Festival.