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THE UNIVERSAL MIGRATOR PART TWO: FLIGHT OF THE MIGRATOR

Ayreon

 

Progressive Metal

3.59 | 313 ratings

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HammerOfPink
4 stars Flight of the Migrator is an amazing album, as is always in Ayreon!

Being a direct sequel to the first part, it continues the story of the Martian colonist and his adventure in the Dream Sequencer. However, this time he goes beyond his existence on planet earth and blasts into cosmic proportions. As with the first part, I believe that the story is much less exciting than the ones in Electric Castle and Final Experiment, mainly because they do not feature characters and a specific plotline, but rather focus on one character in a lonely journey through time and space. Nevertheless this album doesn't really have an amazing story, but it makes up for that in its cosmic lyrics which deal with astranomical phenomena. As a sci fi nerd, that is a total plus for me.

Overall the story follows the colonist, now an energy being out of his physical body, who flows with the great Migrator Soul and lives its life before his own soul was spread out of it on planet earth.

This album is for the heavy metal fans of Ayreon, and features many heavy progressive metal parts with classical instruments interwoven in. Singers sing on their own songs, narrating the experience of the Colonist.

Much of this album sounds very Star One-esque, in that it's heavy progressive metal with space imagery. It's a great album and I recommend both this and the first part to anyone.

HammerOfPink | 4/5 |

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