On their debut release for InsideOut Records (and 3rd overall), Norway's Leprous has taken the Progressive Metal scene by storm. Not only do they bring a fresh perspective to the scene, but they are also the touring band for none other than Ihsahn. That alone should tell you the caliber of their musicianship. Catchy songs, skillful song writing and masterful instrumentation are backed by excellent vocals to make this one of the year's greatest progressive metal releases. For me, this CD is right up there with the new Dream Theater and Redemption albums so I highly recommend this for fans of both bands and progressive metal/rock in general.