Winston : The English band Opposing Motion began in 2005 and in 2010 they issued an EP which was well received. It took them three years to built a follow up but in this case better late than never certainly applies. The men worked on this full album for the whole three years and that is clearly audible. The sound is full, powerful and swirling melodic. Fates Warning, Symphony X, Crimson Glory, Royal Hunt are the credentials that the band mentions themselves and yes, I can agree with that. The rhythm section consists of brothers David and Kevin Deplanche and together they build a strong platform for singer Ludovic Desa and guitarist Joe McGurk. Everything fits very well together. The highlight is the closing track 'The Fallen Opera' where every magic trick is pulled out of the top hat. Good quality on the Lion Music is common, but Opposing Motion is one of the better bands in my opinion because this band shows a daring spirit.