Too funny. He posted almost the exact word for word review you did over at the PP forum.
Didn't know you were friends with him. Good dude.
I finally got to meet him last year at Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse.
2/18: Ghost In The Ruins / Maiden Chicago / The Mob Rules
3/17: Iced Earth / Warbringer / Ghost In The Ruins / Depremacy