Demons & Wizards is a side-project band featuring Jon Schaffer from Iced Earth on guitars and bass, and Blind Guardian's Hansi Kursh on vocals, with Iced Earth's depressive, Power-Thrash-Metal influenced dark sound and riffs along with Blind Guardian's fantasy based melodic, True Power-Metal style. The album is neatly paced, starting with a bang with their song "Heaven Denies," but slowing down in certain places with an odd, but excellent ballad the "Fiddler on the Green" which seems to have some Celtic influences, and then just getting plain creepy with the song "Winter of Souls," which I might add has a real catchy chourse. The Gregorian choirs show up again on the last track, ending the album with an appropriately moody finish. During the recording sessions the band members were; Jon Schaffer of (Guitars and basses) Hansi Kursch of (Vocals) Jim Morris (lead guitar) Mark Prator (Drums). This is an excellent debut from this band, and if you're looking for something new and exciting, you would get this album.