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4.19 | 1102 ratings

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3 stars My first and only Ayreon album, and while impressed initially, the more you play the album, the more you realize that it's not quite "up there". I would say a fitting description of what is found here is an album with many great parts, but tehy dont quite equal up to the expected whole.

Indeed, there are very many interesting and intriguing parts that might blow you away upon first listen, but after several repeats, you realize that many parts of the album lack the focus that is necessary. The use of many vocalists makes the album more interesting and gives us a feeling as if we are at a play or a movie, which I think is good. Some of the more "typical" prog metal traits come out, and it tires me because it's been done before. I think that there are about 4/5 tracks here that I really enjoy, and would listen to quite often, but some of the rest of the tracks lack the depth that a band like Pelican has. In scope, the project is very ambitious, but we also have a played out concept and although their are some good tracks here and there, as a whole you dont get that warm tingly sensation one gets when listening to something great.

OpethGuitarist | 3/5 |


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