Well, Invicta has developed into a very powerful and emotional album. I think there's something in there for pretty well everyone - even a quote from In The Region, which fits in seamlessly. I'm extremely pleased with the arrangements - the dynamics take care of themselves unlike Journey's End which was always a struggle. Joe's written some excellent lyrics, the choral segments are sounding beautiful, Jason's guitar playing is amazing, the orchestrations are the best yet, Dave's done some cracking drumming (there's a lot more than on Journeys end so he's had plenty to get his teeth into on this one and more time to do so), Nic STILL hasn't recorded the final bass lines but they are pretty groovy (tomorrow!!!!) and above all, the compositions are strong, catchy and memorable. And the icing on the cake - our lovely PR folks have got us a review of the album in the Guardian.
"The difference between the surrealists and me is that I'm a surrealist" - Salvador Dali