Too bad I cannot read the whole thread, still haven't read the lyrics, so I don't want to get spoiled
I was listening it with friends, and they got bored by the act I, so I couldn't enjoy it as much as I would do if I listened to it alone. But I really felt that I will love those ballads in the future, I felt soul in them.
And act II, no comment, really mad sections I will surely love, just have to digest the whole thing.
The only thing I don't like is that they are not repetitive at all. They build up the tension, a mad part comes, I'm like :O but it lasts too short, and returns to a balladish part. I hope I will get used to those annoying plot twists
Also ,pleasantly surprised by nomac tracks, loved every one of them