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3.60 | 476 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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3 stars An atmospheric feast for the ears, different than most of Ayreon's other albums featuring spacey compositions with occasional bombast throughout.

However, I feel that Arjen's shifting emphasis to a more psychedelic sound has affected his songwriting-- the tracks on "Dream Sequencer" are as a whole not as strong as they are on "Electric Castle", many of them set at a very similar tempo and sounding a little repetitive near the end of the album. The dynamic and complex structure we saw on the previous album is absent here, but I do congratulate him for doing something different-- especially since it largely succeeds.

"Dream Sequencer" is fun divergence into the psychedelic, but just doesn't pack the punch to make it excellent.

Songwriting: 3 Instrumental Performances: 3 Lyrics/Vocals: 3 Style/Emotion/Replay: 3

Prog Leviathan | 3/5 |


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