Sukkonen's latest effort is the best melodic album of 2013. The ebbs and flows created by his songwriting; the strong vocal performance; the riffs, which are not only more interesting than other bands within the same genre, but convey a greater sense emotion than others; and the variation in tempo from song to song and within songs themselves, which lends a great deal to building climaxes for which Sukkonen is good at. At times you may hear an interesting solo or a nice instrumental passage. The drumming, though not stellar, suits the music well. This is one of the few records I have heard which comes close to Insomnium`s records. Again, my favorite melodic album of 2013. It topped the latest efforts from October Tide, Children of Bodom, Dark Tranquility, Amon Amarth, Amorphis, In Vain, Viikate, Eternal Tears of Sorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Noumena, Mercenary, Hypocrisy, Rotting Christ, Kalmah(only slightly), Arsis, and Soilwork. Yes, I listened to all of those records.