So every once in a while I go through my music collection and trim the fat, which usually amounts to getting rid of all the really bad Power Metal (not timeless shit like Helloween and Gamma Ray and Running Wild, the bad stuff) and the really cringe worthy Death and Black Metal.
And every time I get to this album I'm like, "Holy fuck this is so painfully cheesy". But if you cut out all the terrible euro power metal schlock there is actually a lot of really great SiT/SS style arrangements and melodies. Great melodic lead playing too.
Just putting that out there. There's a lot of cringe on it, but god damn, if they stripped away all the euro power metal conventions it's awesome. All of the Somewhere in Time/Seventh Son esque elements are well done.