Any coheed fan would tell you that before this album c&c were already about as diverse and amazing a band that has ever graced the world with its presence. That being said this album should reach out to anyone who has yet to discover the wonder that is claudio and company because this album has again branched into new styles of music which they had only hinted at on previous albums. If you didn't already know, this album is part 3 of a 5 part story, and what a curveball this album was. New characters have been introduced, claudio pt 2 is now in the album, as well, the song wake up was writen mostly about claudio's girlfriend, so there is actually a song that kind of steers away from the story and gets personal,which is kind of cool as well. I can honestly say that those who dont like coheed and cambria after they have heard it dissappoint me and i really dont take into account anything they say musically, because if you dont like coheed, you dont know good music. Plain as that. If you dont already have this and all the other c&c albums you really do need to go buy all of them,because one just isnt enuff. Especially being that they are all esentially one album spread over 5 discs.