The saga continues and improves!
When I thought the saga couldn't get any better, you genius' lay something down that is beyond mine, or anyone's imagination. Fusing technical riffs and beautifully sang vocals you've created something only Jesus himself could possibly dream of. It starts off with a kick in the teeth, and then takes us to a beautiful landscape, in which birds singing isn't the most beautiful that hit my ears. The bridge section reminds me of the desert and how you could be days without food or water but you stay ambitious in hope of finding the end and indeed a better future for our own self-being. I know the song is meant to be interpreted in your own way and this is how I interpret the song myself. The cheeps in the reprise of the solo, make me imagine a cave with no where to run but the wizard's lair. This being said, I can see your point of the story also. I can see the wizard is a metaphor for the common man. I can see that this is the end of the monolith and this really shows in your work. The vocals remind me of Paul Rodgers, not his early work with Free, his work with Bad Company. It has the gruftness however, maintains his vocal range and this really shows. Overall, I think it's a great addition to the saga. I think you not only topped the previous effort but brought it an entirely new level and for that, I applaud you.