Fortress is a universe that encompasses two completely diferent worlds. A prog rock happy ending one, and a cinematic tragic ending one.
This album tells the story of someone who secludes him/herself in an emotional fortress, and shuts the world out. Noticing this, someone who cares, reaches out and tries to help this person to overcome their hardships. It’s a story about emotional walls, and the great lengths to which friends go to help closed hearts to open again, as well as the different responses secluded and aided people might have display in face of such endeavors.
The groundbreaking facet of this work is that it is the first storytelling album to ever allow the listener to choose how the story ends. If you like happy endings, listen to tracks 2 through 7, if you like tragic ending ones, listen to tracks 9 through 17.