Borders on parody
Visions of Atlantis clearly draw inspiration from Nightwish, but on this first album they miss the mark big time. What made oldschool Nightwish great was Tuomas' skill in writing music appropriate to Tarja's operatic voice. This album, on the other hand, is middle-of-the-road epic metal with a vibrato-crazed soprano garbling the lyrics. The two don't mix very well, and the end result sounds more like a bad joke than epic metal. Later stuff is better but skip this early effort.