Yeah, he said there are three references from three songs from their third album. There's "sea of lies" and then "abandon all hope..." from DWOT. Not sure what the third one is. There's a lot of stuff that resembles "Of Sins and Shadows" lyrically, but no direct line. The "neo-classical" lick sounds very similar to the end of the first solo in "The Haunting". This, 100%. The band has always had one guitarist and one keyboardist. Of course, you can't have equal balance on every single song, but there's no justification for the type of arrangement heard in this song. It might be deceptive since it's a little softer sounding than other recent stuff, but nothing matters except for the guitar. Even the most seemingly "pure metal" songs from Iconoclast had interesting parts for other instruments. Really this song is probably the most one-dimensional, Romeo-centric track in the bands entire discography. Even the vocal here comes off like an afterthought. Fairly lifeless melody and not a single harmony to be found. Neither are there any production effects added. Lepond's parts are also as basic as possible. The only times he isn't doubling the rhythm guitar note for note is when the rhythm guitar drops out 1.) during the last section of the solo and 2.) during the choruses where he switches to doubling Pinnella's chords while Romeo is essentially playing a solo. Both times he's playing exactly what the guitar would have been playing if it were there. No unique parts anywhere in the song.