Didn't really like anything that came out this year other than Misery Index's "Rituals of Power" and this. This one was actually a bit of a grower. It's not terribly consistent, and some of the orchestral parts would have sounded better as early King Crimson Mellotron type textures, but it has some great tracks. Great lead player too.
I actually originally thought the mix on this sounded like shit, but listening to it on a 5.1 system it sounds pretty good. Didn't suit my main speakers or headphones, but it sounds great in 5.1 from an opt. out.