The debut of Rez Band is truly its finest. Rez albums tend to have five or six great songs and four or five filler songs, but on this one every song is hot. Lots of Zeppelin influence here on both the rockers and the acoustic numbers; ("Ananaias and Sapphira" sounds like it came straight off of Led Zeppelin 3. Singer Wendi Kaiser, whose voice is often tolerable at best on later recordings, sounds exceptional here. The highlight of this one is the centerpiece, "Lightshine," which has been a concert favorite of the band for as long as the group has been around. Songs are well-crafted and full of hooks. Excellent guitar work by Stu Heiss.
AllMusic Review by Mark Allender