You know what I think is one of the coolest things about this release? The fact that we're all so completely different people here with extremely varied tastes ranging from all extremes. What some people live for in here is exactly the very thing that others loathe with all their scorn and being. We are so polarized by each other, yet this album has seemingly united us all, if I may use that term without sounding too Manowar-ish. Even people like Max who never once even gave a thought to AIC and don't like any of their past stuff (and who is also very critical of music in any form) merely said that he didn't get what the big deal was. He thought it was just "mediocre", which coming from him is like an admission akin to the Pope saying that God doesn't exist. I always, always use Max as a litmus test for just about everything these days. It's just that damn good.