There is definite growth which is seen in the song structure and putting the different melodies together so that they blend well. All the while, the band explores classic elements that made metal giants famous and infuses those elements into their music without rehashing what has been done. While listening to the album, I sensed a strategy to reach out to more music lovers. Basically, trying to bridge different cliques as The 69 Eyes seek to rock the world.
Wait... there's more. I had to listen to the album a few times to wrap my head around an enigma. The 69 Eyes is a goth rock band fronted by a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador (for Finland) who has also been given The Outstanding Young Person of the World award (Seoul, Korea 2006). Jyrki has also been part of the campaign against child trafficking and sexual exploitation in parts of West Africa. In addition, he has a Master of Science degree in Analytical Chemistry. Humanitarian, scholar and headbanger.