If you are a fan of Mercyful Fate, Angel Witch, Witchfynde, or other early melodic metal, then this CD is up your alley. Best songs I've heard in the classic metal style in ages. Bass player has a nice growly/punchy tone, especially on opening vocal track "Con Clavi Con Dio". "Ritual" is my fave track though. From Sweden, band dresses in black robes and frontman is an Evil Pope with mummyish makeup and a real King Diamond vibe going on. Love the melody! Some serious early Mercyful Fate influence happening. Very obvious, but the album is just so damn catchy.