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4 stars AYREON released his last album at the start of the 2020 school year: An album divided into LP, CD and DVD, a BD booklet to explain the musical background a little, in short a lot of things to say that we are not dealing with a simple CD. "Transitus" is the strange dimension between heaven and hell, it is a well orchestrated, well put together rock opera where the titles are linked one after the other; no big titles like on '' into the electric castle '', no radio-edit titles like on '' the final experiment '', but a bit of both! Okay, I'm telling you about these two major albums because it sits between them, ie much better than what Sir Arjen released to us previously. Singers like Simone Simons from Epica, Tommy Karevik from Kamelot, Cammie Gilbert from Oceans of Slumber, Amanda Somerville from Trillium, Paul Manzi from Arena and Dee Snider from Twisted Sister, to name a few - some, who play an opera piece that should have been filmed! A "Doctor Who" narrator Tom Baker who introduces the titles of the album, which takes the story forward to the late 1800s (yes that changes usual sci-fi stories!), Centered on the cursed love story between Daniel, played by Tommy, a son of a wealthy aristocratic family, and Abby, played by Cammie, a servant working for the family. The story will trigger catastrophic events which are therefore transcribed in this prog universe; titles which find their continuity over the plot and which pass much better than the test of DREAM THEATER with "the astonishing" in my opinion. Here, the 2 CDs go by very quickly, keep you going despite a few well-calibrated repetitions (after more than 25 years it is also a little logical!), And for those who still doubt, immersing themselves in them for 80 minutes is well worth a film shoot. Arjen never ceases to amaze in his time vessel.
alainPP | 4/5 |


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