So, since most of us got the new album, and have been playing the shit out of it, how about discussing our favourite moments on it? So far, I consider the main intro of the CD very death metallish. A lot more DM than C1. The second half of the CD sees Dan experimenting more with his prog roots and I swear this little section is a Moontower outtake. I can't put my finger on it, but it's right out of the Moontower vaults. Dan's clean singing is killer. I can't believe this is the same guy who sang on Alive Again. How on earth can one's most soothing, sorrowful voice change so much? I'm talking about the ballady section followed by the technical cutting edge guitar solo... that voice kills! And it sounds nothing like anything off of the Nightingale or Unicorn CDs. It's great he manages to use his voice so multidimensional. I will get back to this thread with track numbers to point out my favourite spots. I do like Dan's growls, though they sound slightly different than they did back in 1998. Last but not least, it's great that Mike Wead played on this disc. I was dismayed when I learned Eklundh was out, cause he really is a guitar god. It would have been amazing to hear his beyond godly technical solos on here, but Dan managed to find a suitable replacement, someone with more experience and deeper songwriting ability. I feel the drumming is fairly good, though Dan played MUCH better on Moontower. The drumming on Moontower is not only the best of any of Swano project, but one of the best ever in my opinion. The keys didn't bother me at all, like they did some others. I was ready for them and I did want to hear them. I am pleased that C2, after all, turned to be more different than its predecessor. Music flows, everything changes. It is good to hear the hints of part 1 and I love the fact that Dan used those melody lines deep down in the music, as opposed to making them the backbone if you know what I mean. This melody lined keeps part 1 going for like 12-13 minutes on the CD and it's beautiful. However I wouldn't want to hear it again just cause this is a follow-up. Dan did an amazing job by pushing it right beneath the other layered instruments and he achieved two things: 1) We all know we are listening to Crimson 2) we all know the music has progressed a lot over the years. It's good to see Dan's version of EOS. I like it. The mix of the vocals is 'different' for lack of a better term. I did get used to them with each listen, but I must say I was a bit put down when I first heard them. Must be my love of the vocals on Moontower. Yes? Any comments?