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4.19 | 1100 ratings

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5 stars "Emotions ... i remember "

The multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassem is well known for his various projects, of which the most famous is the Ayreon.I heard their sixth album, "The Human Equation " and I can say that just is not good: it is one of the greatest works of progressive metal ever!

As always, Arjen has more guest stars: James Labrie (Dream Theater, duh ..), Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth), Mike Baker (Shadow Gallery), Devin Townsend, just to name some.The concept is somewhat different from the records earlier:while they invested in the fantasy and science fiction, this one tells a story more "real"-a man who suffers an accident and falls into a coma, and, while his wife and his best friend are on your side, inside your mind he is confronted by his own emotions.

The style is very varied (although this is the only album of Ayreon I've heard yet). I think that each guest brought his band's style: you find the heavy and melodic prog metal bands like Dream Theater and Opeth, but there are big and spacey Floydian influences as well as folk rock, among others.

There are no weak songs, though I am disappointed with "Day Twelve: Trauma". I think are the snarling Akerfeldt.The other songs are bright, with no weak moments.

Anyway, 5 stars without doubt! A brilliant masterpiece!

voliveira | 5/5 |


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