The first thing I did after school was rush to a store to get the album. It's pretty incredible, especially the symphony portion of the cd. I really love the song "United States of Eurasia". It was "Queen" written all over it, but you'll have to listen for yourself. The album is drastically different from their earlier material. As an individual album, it's pretty good. I'm still trying to break into it. But when compared to their previous works, it's not quite as good. I still love Origin Of Symmety and Absolution compared to everything else.