'Hands of Time is like musical theatre,' explains Dylan Zmed. Zach Zmed continues, 'It's hard to predict what's going to happen next from song to song. There's a duality to the record. The material spans night and day on a variety of levels. Some of the music and subject matter is really heavy and dark, while some of it is soft and light. We want to honor traditions to a degree but forge something new in the process.'