Jazzy instrumental prog metal featuring members of Cynic, Genesis, and other big prog bands. Wondrously performed, with catchy grooves ("Muttersprache") and a deft combination of soft ("Grace") and heavy ("A Shaman's Whisper"). A mildly melancholic vibe is present throughout. Emergent never overplays its hand or devolves into senseless wankery, like so many supergroups' records. Instead, it's a measured, well thought-out release.