This album seems to come directly from the late seventies and early eighties, when New Wave Of British Heavy Metal was about to become the next alternative rock trend. It was a heroic time for the hard rock scene, with bands like Iron Maiden, Kiss, Manowar, Deep Purple and Saxon. The members of Night have been listening to these bands a lot, so it seems. Their music is a beautiful amalgamation of the aforementioned bands. Helloween also come to mind, especially in the epic 'Under the Gallows". Old Iron Maiden comes up when I listen to 'Time' while Manowar is hidden in plain sight in 'Surrender'.
Yet, although all these bands often come to mind, the whole album is a well worked out and coherent sounding rock album. In today's hard rock scene, Night would fit perfectly on bills with Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Kadavar, Blues Pills and so on. But perhaps it might be best to push 'Raft of The World' back in time and place it among your favorite classics. It's loaded with classic rock smashers that every self respecting rocker can appreciate. So yeah, I recommend this to everyone. I wouldn't be surprised if Night becomes the next big thing on some of next year's summer festivals.