Undeniably epic; somewhere between Iron Maiden and dance punk. Witch's Hat brings forth its own signature brand of mountain climbing/alien/vampire/dragon /octopus/robot-induced adventure rock. Creating intimate visions of ancient and future worlds, Mastery Of The Steel boldly slays the line between darkly menacing and delightfully playful, with only the slightest hint of irony. The record's true strength lies in its clever lyrics and detailed compositions, which are expertly arranged and demand a serious listen far beyond the fantasy-laden subject matter. It's an original approach to rock music, and it gives new meaning to the concept of a timeless album.