2007's Land of the Free Part II was surprisingly strong, rejuvenating my interest in this band. 2010's To The Metal, however, was a letdown- not bad, just uninspired. Thankfully, this album upholds a much higher standard. Songs like "Hellbent" and the title track boast some nice, vigorous, NWOBHM-tinged riffage. There's even a not-so-subtle nod to Queen on "Time For Deliverance," a semi-ballad that starts off average but then takes off nicely. Hell, opening cut "Avalon" is over nine minutes long, yet somehow doesn't bore me in the slightest. A welcome return to form. One complaint: The cover. Is that the best you guys could do?