This is first DT record with James LaBrie on vocals, and, believe me, it makes a big difference.
One of the things that I most like in this record is song structures. I believe since Yes nobody made progressive things like this. I truly believe DT is "90's YES".
Cool melodic moments and too much intrincated parts, odd times and too much good sense. And, John Petrucci is the best "new" guitar hero. Listen to "Under A Glass Moon" and you'll know what I mean.