This is an absolute masterpiece and their best album. Everything about it is awesome: the cover artwork, the Egyptian feel, the sound, the musicianship, the song writing.. Not a dud on it. 2 minutes to midnight is a well deserved classic single, great deep tracks (The Duellists, Back to the village..), the nothing short of incredible title track, their best magnum opus Rime of the Ancient Mariner.. The best of heavy metal and the best of prog is here. An exhilarating ride.