The Kings of Modesty prove that epic rock still exists with Hell or Highwater. Along the lines of such metal luminaries as Queensryche, Dream Theater, and even Rush at their heaviest, this record combines new wave and progressive metal to achieve an amazing result. All that aside this record still rocks! Don't expect empty chord progressions and synthesizer fills here. Hell or Highwater is a metal record with teeth, but it is still melodic and musical.