The second album shows a marked growth from the first. The songwriting is surer as is the musicianship (even though there was nothing lacking on the first album). There is just a confidence here that shines through. Their sound has solidified as well. I do hear moments that reflect Yes or Kansas or Moon Safari or Nathan Mahl, but the overall sound is not imitative but respectful of what's gone before. This is a great record. One of the best Symphonic Prog albums of 2014 for sure.