This may be hard to follow, but, take Renaissance & merge them with Dream Theater & you will have ELVENKING. Starting off the album with that nice slow folk feel which then plummets you straight into the hard progressive metal that you will just love. The music is top notch & the vocals are right in line with the music. Most songs are 5 minutes or shorter until you get to the end where “Reader Of The Ruins Book 1” takes you on an almost 11 minute ride, again starting off nice and easy, then, slamming you into that great song that you were just waiting for. I look forward to hearing more ELVENKING. I rate this 4 out of 5 Music Guru stars. Possibly more with more listens.