Echolyn's greatest strength has always been their uncanny ability to craft music that fits nicely within the umbrella of progressive rock while still maintaining a mainstream "pop" sensibility. These guys have always had the full prog complexity and virtuosity, but their music has still been very accessible. Well, they have definitely outdone themselves this time. The group has constructed a single piece that fills the entire CD. Whereas many bands attempting to create a piece of work so epic have simply strung together shorter pieces into one large composition, this really feels more like many movements of the same work. There is a wide variety of moods, modes, and textures, painting a spectacular mosaic. Yet still, the album feels very welcoming and accessible. This is certainly Echolyn's finest work and will likely be a hard act to follow.
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