Pretty fucking cool record. It's not blowing me away on the first listen, but there's been more than enough to make me want to listen more. A LOT of classic Ryche tones on this record....there's definitely more shreddy stuff as far as solos go than there has been on their records since Mindcrime.
You can tell they've had time to make this record and get Todd comfortable in the band. The songs feel developed and not rushed out the door.
It'll have to sink in a bit more, but off the bat I really dig it. The title track....I'm grinning ear to ear with some of the stuff they added in here, ear candy shit that I'm sure Scott threw in there since he's been into the soundtrack shit for a while....the first 3 tunes they released so far...."Guardian" is cool, but from what I've heard, I'll be skipping those first 3 tracks to get to the good shit.
Arrow Of Time is still catching me, just put it on again this morning actually. Definitely going to pick up the album this weekend.