I seriously did not take this band for serious when I first heard about them. Dragonland I said, that is pretty lame. However based on a friend's suggestion I bought this album and I am thankful everyday a song off it pops up on my shuffle that I did because Under The Grey Banner is symphonic power metal done right. The album tells an epic story that will suck you in and take you on an adventure. The D&D player in me loved every second of it. There is not a weak moment at all, and so many elements clash at one another over the course of this album. The production is clear and crisp, the vocals are masterfully done, and the instruments masterfully played. You can call me a fan of Dragonland and I will say it with pride.
My favorite tracks off this album: A Thousand Towers White, The Black Mare, and Under the Grey Banner