In an effort to recognize some of their most influential heavy metal albums of the last quarter century, Metal Blade Records is re-releasing some of their rosters albums. It is important as Metal Blade Records is the most important independent heavy metal label around. This re-release of Fates Warning's "No Exit" includes original tracks, bonus tracks and a bonus DVD featuring live performances and behind-the-scenes footage from the No Exit tour along with several videos. Fates Warning were considered a 'serious' metal band with tendencies towards prog rock. Compared to their other albums the sound on this one is noticeably 'louder'.