The problem is the vocals are left out of any of the energetic moments, let alone most of the piece. They were beautiful, but leaving them to their own calm segment was too confining, like caging a songbird. As a result, the energy in the rest of the song just seemed like raw emotion without grace. In the segment from 3:05 to 3:20, I can faintly make out a high-pitch shredding. The problem is it's faint. A very talented composition, though. It slightly beckons the sound of Through the Fire and Flames by Dragonforce, which isn't my favorite song by far, but definitely respected for the guitarist's shred talent.