Oh yeah, of that I have no doubt. I really like the two I still have ..just haven't listen to them in along time due to having so much music...I meant to get more, but I ordered the first two ( which I'm now missing ), and they were thrash metal. Something I wasn't expecting, and so it kind of threw me off abit. I never got around to getting anymore of their stuff. I have both the Demons and Wizards though.
I think Hansi was motivated by his friend Shaffer, when Iced Earth re-recorded their early material because he was not happy with the production quality, so we get "remixed" updated old material on this set. Which I somehow missed when it was released, I simply thought it was yet another remaster which I am tired of.
I won't have time today MP, but tomorrow I am kicking back and drinking a few beers and will play it, then let you know what I think.
Yeah how about it right?? They started out as thrash and turned into, slowly in time, into an epic symphonic band. Crazy...but they still pull off the speed in areas where they need to.