When "Emergence" found it's way into my hands I felt compelled to do a bit of "research" first before even putting it in. I wanted to make sure someone wasn't putting me on before I waited my time. I was almost certain this would turn out to be some kind of techno/electronic studio outfit. It ended up that London's Neuronspoiler, who were formed in 2009, were actually a real band. Not only that, but they do play "metal". Their members come from four different countries and this is not the band's first recording. No, that honor goes to the 2010, EP, "No One's Safe", which actually has an average rating of 80% (on the Metal Archives) based on 2 reviews. I didn't bother to read either one of them though as by that point I was already off and running with this oddly named 5-piece. And what's an awful name without an equally head-scratching artwork to ponder? Maybe I'm a bit of a traditionalist, but I like my heavy metal albums to have heavy metal artwork. This one is just, uh, odd? I have no idea what to make of it. Why does it matter? Well, here's the scoop. If this band is going to be taken seriously they need to present a serious image. Art-wise this is, at best, goofy, otherwise it's just "Good God guys, what were you thinking?". It looks like a horny teenage boy drew it for crying out loud! The thing is this album is good enough to stand on its own. What you've got here is some traditional heavy metal, European melodic metal, neoclassical, classic rock, power metal, hard rock, modern metal and, well, whatever else they can summon up, all coming together in a way that sounds almost natural. Like breathing. So, why cheapen it with such a stupid album cover? These guys have obviously got the talent to make it. I just wish someone would give them a bit of a shove in the right direction and clue them in on what works (the music!) and what doesn't (the name/album art) while they still have a shot at making it.