Musically I think this is the strongest CoF line up, Paul and James are awesome guitar players, Dave is a terrific bassist, Martin is the best drummer yet, the keyboards on DDVA are excellent (although what has happened to Ashley now I don't know), and of course Dani continues to be my favourite metal singer ever. Overall I found the music on this album pushed to a new level. I don't mean to ask what is your favourite album, that is another question (DDVA is rapidly becoming my fav, as it kicks ass). I saw them on this tour and they were just fucking excellent, played the material from all eras extraordinarily. The quality of the musicianship was outstanding.