...having never heard a note of NDs music. The many glowing, positive reviews inspired me to pick it up, on a whim. And, I must say, this music is genius. Now, to preface this, I'd like to state that most bands of this genre typically have little to offer, IMO. Well nothing new and original, IMO. But this is just amazing music. Easily, the best release of 2005 so far (along with the great Glenn Hughes' 'Soul Mover' and PTree's 'Deadwing'). Tomorrow I shall be acquiring the last record, "Fade" (what's the exact name?). Great stuff.