This is my opinion, people always tend to compare any new albums out with some other old alumbs, i believe this has been said earlier but ill just say it again, eg. Dreamtheater : images and words. Symphon X : divine wings. Your whole pereception will change once you take the album as an item by itself and not something you expect to be similar to another album. Hey its prog metal, you cant expect everything to be similiar all the time. This is what makes both bands great and they will last forever unlike pop Sh!t like...*cough* brit *cough* ney *cough* 10 years down the road, who will be remembered more?