Of course this is the section where I say bad things about the album, and I do indeed have bad things to say about this album. I made a comment in another review about how I hate mindless chugging to fill space. And while this doesn’t have that to an extreme degree, tracks suck as “The Lake” are almost entirely chugging (there are a few like that on this album) and that ruins the entire song. Also there’s always going to be a limit to how far catchy can take an album, and this is approaching that limit.
Still, it has that fun factor to it that I always love in power metal, so while it may not be AOTY material, it’s certainly something I would definitely not mind popping in again if I’m in the mood for it.