Best thing to come out in the past 10 years by anybody
This album, from start to finish, is a masterpiece. By far the best by A7X. Beginning to end, it has non stop mind blowing instrumentals with amazing vocals to coincide with. The new drummer shines on this album, after the back to basics Hail to the King. My favorite songs are The Stage, Simulation, and Exist.The Stage is the most intricate album opener in recent memory, with an 8 minute runtime and incredible instrumentals all around. Simulation is an amazingly aggressive song with pretty interesting lyrics. The instrumentals are pounding and intense, with the drums and guitars blending together to create an amazing symphony of aggression. Exist is the longest song by A7X and one of the most beautiful songs put on an album. It has an incredible melodic section in the middle, and a giant 3 minute long instrumental attack towards the end, with a spoken word section done by Neil deGrass Tyson. All in all, this album is a must listen to anybody interested in progressive metal in any capacity and a godsend after the run-of-the-mill Hail to the King.