One day I heard a video playing on tv. It was so different from the usual Green Day knock-off bands you hear so much now. I only caught the last minute of the song but I didn't catch their name. I kept thinking "boy, that singer sure looks like that pretty-boy, Jared Leto, but it can't be!" I finally caught the video again months later, then got the CD.
Good music for me gives you de ja vu, but yet sounds like nothing else. Theme-wise, it seems to be about rebirth, beginnings, and ends. Musically, it combines guitar and synthesizers nicely (like Orgy does opposed to how some 80s metal did!). It creates a majestic feel (not apocalyptic or doomy feel).
It's quite interesting just trying to describe it. I wavered between a 4 and 5. The first two tracks alone got a 5 with me. I don't always subtract points for the use of cliches. Cliches are cliches because often they are simply true. For this being their first piece of work, they show excellent potential for evolution. It got a 5 in the end because it took me to a new place, and that's all I'm searching for in my music.