I recently got the Shining Star CD and felt I should leave my thoughts on it for all of you . First off I must say I am very impressed. The songs have a very large amount of emotion behind them and are still very catchy. The guitar's are abit differnt than most bands in the progressive metal genera . However that's not exactly bad, they still had some of the technicle side of things. But had a wonderful groove and feel to them. That I was impressed . The keyboards tottally brought things together. I'd love to work with the gentlemen that does them(sorry I cannot remember his name) When it come's to vocals ,I feel it's some of Lance King's best vocal work to date. With so much power and passion behind it. I wish many of the vocalists out there would take note of this and remember it when they go to sing. The only tiny issue I had is one or two song's some of the effects on it were abit strong for my taste. But I tottally love it. Iv not takke this disk out of my player since I got it around a week ago. I highly recommend you all get it if you haven't yet.