Sieges Even is probably the missing link between Rush and Thrash Metal least listening to "A Sense Of Change", which, at the end of the show is a jazz album! I can not see this thing, which for me is crucial. If I seek a band highly technical and I don't want to go to trouble the band Death Jazz I got to fall here. Not because "A Sense of Change" is an expression of the title, power to unite Rush, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jaco Pastorius, Weather Report with Metallica, Megadeth, Santana etc... without going to try at all costs free virtuosity. Power of 4 unique and uncompromising musicians (Holzwarth brothers Markus Steffen and Jogi Kaiser) that too naturally, give birth to music that is also copied by bands like Dream Theatre (it seems the result of evolution, not emulation, which otherwise would sound bad). But, because without music trivia, the Sieges Even trying to carve out their slice of paradise, and since, it must be said, they try to start from a basic thrash metal, jazz and added too vehemently. Another strong point. Don't think that folk is absent in this album. The orchestral "Change Of Seasons" is a reference to the Folk Rock of American singer-songwriters and presents rhythm research very close to Baroque music, though it may go unnoticed unless you are experienced.
It may seem strange, but "A Sense Of Change" could easily be made in the 70's, without which seemed a great album. Composed in 1991 sounds innovative and integrated into the brutally Jazz Metal genre invented by Ian Gillan at the end of the 70's. I know many of you will find what I said too close to my humble (and only my) thinking. But I see it that way. Also I see in this proposal the musical evolution of fusion, a genre that many considered dead and buried.
At the end "A Sense Of Change" is the real start of modern European Prog Metal and since "A Sense Of Change" is a pure masterpiece...