This album cannot be called "wonderful", there's no any sounds from 90's, except for the story about a chosen one to the other world. (See Imaginations from the Other Side
So, let's rate the music.
Without a doubt, it has an atmosphere, some songs we can listen on one breath, like "Twilight of the Gods
" and "Sacred Mind".
The atmosphere is not 'epic' in all sense of this word, but it is something like "dark mystical", "other" music.
A little pearl of the album is a cute and touching ballad "Miracle Machine
", which absolutely have influence from Queen. Sometimes, I thought, it is a pity,that this song is so short.
I'm glad, that Blind Guardian
decided to continue story from 1995, from "Imaginations", and by keeping the line in "weak" style, they made it as dark and romantic style, as before, using other techiques.