I have to admit that I stepped away from metal in the middle of last year. I had listened to so much of it the past 3 years or so that I essentially grew sick of it. I went to a couple of shows and had an occasional "relapse" but for the most part I shied away. I did manage to check in on all the bands every day, though, so I didn't miss any news. But not until this week did I start listening to metal again on a regular basis, but only to online stations. And now Suspyre was the first band whose music I listened to on CD from start to finish, and it feels like I am hearing them for the first time. It's a great feeling to discover a new band and get to know the songs intimately. But sometimes, if you are away from a band long enough, you can sort of recapture that feeling even if you are already familiar with the bands work. Hearing When Time Fades (and the others) with refreshed ears really has made an nice impact, and helps me remember how good this band really is. So, with that said, I am really looking forward to hearing what Gregg and the band comes up with next, especially now that they have a full time drummer. Although the departure of Rich has saddened me, I'm sure Suspyre will overcome that obstacle.