Though Something Wicked This Way Comes seldom exceeds beyond the great mark it never slumps in its entire runtime. Even more impressive is how the album remains interesting despite similarly styled and structured tracks lasting over an hour without dragging out. A few of the slower moments (which aren't very prominent) don't hold up so well (Barlow's vocals being a reason behind this), but when they do it's a real pleasure. Interestingly, the strongest tracks to my ears were the shortest and longest tracks. Regardless, this is a consistently great, if not excellent album that demonstrates a less conventional power metal style that simply doesn't lose its grip.