I thought I'd start a dedicated thread to this new album, even though we've started discussing it in the WDADU thread. I'm on about my 10th listen, and each time I'm finding more to appreciate. The thing most fans will notice, even upon first listen, is the number of references (both lyrically and musically) to other bands and even DT's earlier albums. My latest find -- an unmistakable yet subtle tribute to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody at around 6:32 of the title track. It may sound as though DT is lacking creativity by needing to re-use bits from their past, but I don't think that's the case. The general theme of the album is "coming full circle." Each song is different (even to the point of each song being in a different key -- eight songs, eight notes in an octave). Orchestral instruments are used frequently in the album, including flutes in the title track. Instrumentally, everyone is on their game, with Myung's bass spotlighted more than on previous albums. LaBrie's voice hasn't sounded better. Overall, this is a must buy for any DT or prog-metal fan. It's got something for everyone: a couple of pop-oriented songs, beautiful and haunting melodies, and plenty of the hard-driving, kick-ass, balls-out, melt-your-mind kind of stuff DT is known for.