Well, considering Glenn and KK produced the album it is somewhat surprising the guitars are toned down. I think they were going more for mood and trying to tell a story. I think they concentrated more on Rob's voice, tone and the drums (which I have to say Scott outdid himself on this one). I think if they highlighted themselves everyone would have called them selfish and still dished them and called it just another Priest album, nothing new, heard it before etc. etc. etc..... It's a catch 22. Damn if the do, damn if they don't. I think the guitars sound fine and love all the changes and sounds they've produced within a lot of the songs. They produced this with the intend of doing an orchestrated show and when they do I think it will be awesome and people will completely understand what they were going for. I guess I'm just being defensive because I absolutely love this Album and just don't understand why people don't see and hear what I see and hear.