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THE HUMAN EQUATION

Ayreon

 

Progressive Metal

4.19 | 864 ratings

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el böthy
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5 stars The perfect concept album!!!

Since I knew that concept albums excist I have been seaking the perfect one. And in my search I noticed how difficult this was, because of one aspect...the lack of balance between lyrics/idea and music(instrumentation. No concept album I heard had this balance, if the idea was too good then music not soo much, and the same thing if the music was too good. You see, if there is an excellent concept, probably the best of them all, thats Pink Floyd The Wall...but musically speaking I feel its not up there with WYHW, TDSOTM or Animals. Same thing with Tales from topogrphic oceans, musically it get some times a little boring, yet I find the lyrics to be Andersons best! Then we have an album like Dream Theater´s Scenes from a memory, which has soo rich mucis, virtuoso instrumentation and excellent melodys...but the story? ...is just OK... But I knew there had to be one album at least that has both worlds, idea and music...I´ve found it!

The Human Equation is nothing but a masterpiece...one of the very best albums from this millenium...one of the best albums ever, at least conceptual!!! This is really as good as music gets!!! Great story, great music, great sound (which is a trademark in Ayreon´s albums I have noticed) and...the best vocals ever! Labrie shines thrue out the album as the main character (for all the Labire haters, or just for the ones who dislike his voice this is the album that will make you change your mind). Arjen also sing very good...but what really gives me the goosebums are the female voices, specially when they sing as a choir...superb!!! other special metions are for three metal singers which I normally don´t like that much, but really do an perfect work here: Devin Townsend, Mikael Åkerfeldt and Mike Baker ...after this album i will really dive Opeth an other chance!!! the instruments sound excellent, with some great atmospheres and guitar and key solos.

Well, what can i still say? It´s the best concept albums ever!!!

el böthy | 5/5 |

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