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3.41 | 352 ratings

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3 stars This is the first of my ayreon and related reviews as i start from the first album and so on,the final experiment is a good album so read on,the first song prologue starts very nice and a bit in its gets atmospheric and sounds a good start a brilliant way to start the first ayreon album,next song the awareness starts with acoustic guitar very nice sound and mellow with edward reekers vocals which sound very good and hes on fine form and the background singers mirjam vandoorn and debby schreuder i think they are sound very good and arjens guitar sounds excellent here a good song i will be listening to in years to come and the keyboards sound good to and the drumming sounds good to a great song,next song is eyes of times witch starts with keyboards and the vocals sound good here to who is lenny wolf and he sounds goodand the background singers sound good here just as good as the first song who is mirjam vandoorn and debby schreuder and rene merkelbach and arjen luccassen and the keyboards sound great on this and the guitar sounds just as good and the drumming is good to who is ernst van Ee,next song is the banishment which starts very nice with keyboards and kind of atmospheric very good sound and then comes in a keyboard sound which sounds different and then the song gets going with acoustic guitar and electric guitar which just sounds brilliant to i love the sound this soing also has harpischord in the background and robert soeterboek on vocals and he sounds good here making the song sound good and again the guitar and drums sound good although the drums arnt brilliantly played but there just right for this song and at the 7.20 minutes a good hammond organ bit comes in and sounds just what it needs and keyboards going just as they should and the bass guitar sounds good here and the guitar sounds just where it should and then a bit more in a growl fromrobert soeterboek sounds evil sounding[good] and angry and the guitar screeches and the song ends a brilliant and best on album probably,next song is ye court yard minstrel boy sung byian parry is not my favorite on the album but is ok and at start a bit in has harpischord as whih other bits in song and is probably the most mellow on album,next is sail away to avalon with barry hay on vocals sounds as like the other songs and the background singers sound very good hereand are the ones as before the drums sound the same as before but good sounding and the guitar sounds great and theres a flute part which sounds brilliant and nice to here for a bit even though its only a little this song has feeling as the other songs,next is natures dance with birds at start and a very nice song sung by arrjen and is just deliteful this reminds me of relaxing on a hot day getting a suntan in my back garden i just love this song it would sound good with a smoke or two aswell and a beer relaxing,next is computer -reign which starts very nice with keyboards bass [good sound]with ian parry on vocals and the back ground singers sound brilliant here when they come in and ian parry is on fine form here and the keyboards sound good here but not as good as some of the other songs but the back ground singers make this song i think same goes for ian parry a great song,waracle starts very good with a bit of spoken bit which sounds great and then the more song bit comes in with jan van feggelen on vocals [this is my favorite song on this album]sounds very good and the back ground singers sound great on this one and when the spoken bits come in like kind of singing sounds brilliant and then it gets going again with the background singers which sounds brilliant and has feeling in this song and the guitar part sounds great everything about this song sounds brilliant you must hear this song and then fades out and ends brilliantly excellent song,next is listen to the waves which starts with a kind of heavy sounding bassey sound guitar then comes in acoustic with arjen on vocals and he sounds good hereand this is a good song and has keyboard sound which sounds like a quire in it at times which sounds very good and the guitar goes very well i think in this song as how its played etc a good song and the keyboard parts are very good to,next is magic ride which starts mellowey beaty with arjen on vocals again and he sounds good [hes not a brilliant singer but ok]and the background singers sound good here again this song is kind of mellow and i like this alot as its kind of atmospheric the acoustic guitar bit in this song is nice even though its only a bit,next is merlins will which starts from the last song with leon goewie on vocals and has harpischord in this and this song is a bit more heavier but sounds good and a bit like the other songs a bit but nothing wrong there attall,next is the charm of the seer with lucie hillen on vocals with acoustic guitars and electric to and nice keyboard bits but this is more guitar driven and when the background singers come in they sound good as with the other songs too they sound great singing to the charm of the seer bit brilliant and ends with a nice back ground singer ending it nicely,next is swan song with piano sound on keyboard and sounds relaxing to me with a nice sound of relaxing keyboard other part with it sounds nice [stream of passion would of made this better if they done it on there tour with arjen it has that stream kind of sound]a good song,next is ayreons fate with a mixture of singers singing there part all sound good and the guitar and keyboards sound just how they should and when the middle bit come the keyboards and guitar sound and make the song better sounding and the singers sound very good here and sound like there trying as with all the album and same with guitar bass and drums one of the best songs on the album and it fades out with the background singers sounding like there going back in time and the keyboards sound floating here and then the voice at start of album comes in for a few seconds and ends it all,this ayreon album is a good listen but not the best ayreon album to start with there are better albums like the human equation start with that that is brilliant ,i give the final experiment 3 stars as there are better ayreon albums by far,
davidsporle | 3/5 |


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