This Portuguese group has put out quite a strong disc for its debut. Oratory's music shows the maturity of bands with a lot more albums under their belts. It is quite well conceived and performed prog metal. The music seems to try to cover the ground of several varying types of prog metal -- from music that leans more heavily on progressive rock to Queensryche-ish textures to the neo-classical riffing school. All of it is done with integrity, skill, and genuine texture, suggesting that greater things can be expected to come from Oratory.
AllMusic Review by Gary Hill