This album gets better as it progresses-and I mean that quite literally. I mean, the first half of the album for me is simply average stuff, going through the motions as far as the band's musical capability is concerned, but then songs like "Born Twice" and "The Loss" rip through the stereo, and you're suddenly wondering where all this fight and vigour was with songs as lame as "The Sunset Curse" went. Nonetheless, that's pretty much it. If I'm being completely honest, it's the stale vocal delivery which really annoyed me and was the main reason why I couldn't quite get into the beginning of the album, but it's made up for by the excellence of "Sorcery" and "O, Inverted World". So in that respect, a fairly disjointed, inconsistent album, but one which by the end seems to be a pleasant surprise.