What we have here is good prog with the synth driven styles of alternative rock music that is a pleasant enough listen at times, it just will not be remembered a year or so down the line. While Synaesthesia do have some musical similarities to Porcupine Tree, Muse and Frost, they aren't a clone band. The prog music is varied, with nice changes in dynamics, some catchy melodies, and even some brief outbursts. The playing is good, with some intricate parts in places. But vocalist Adam Warne has a hit or miss voice that does not really have the charisma or range to carry an entire disc
Overall, while this cd has some good parts to it, and falls a little bit outside of the traditional prog rock/metal mold, I hesitate to recommend it completely.