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5 stars I discovered Ayreon a few months ago when this album got in my hands. Since then I am buying every album of Arjen, no questions asked.

In my opinion this album is a milestone of modern day prog music all around!

Yes, I know this is a big thing to say but, man, that's how I feel whenever I listen to this album. And if we don't trust our feelings then why are we into prog?

Well to back it up, the album has all the ideas needed: mix of voices, mix of different music styles, concept album, great melodies, great riffs, great performance of all the musicians, simple and complex. As you follow the story sometimes all that you expect comes to you, sometimes it surprises you. Of course, the more you listen to it the more you enjoy it. Some may say that the previous works of Arjen (and of many others that you can find 30 years ago) already did that and maybe in a better way. I will not disagree with you, maybe all of Ayreon works are at the same level. But it's a high level where the only thing that remains is subjectiveness without strong arguments.

I don't like to rate the album song by song cause I think it is unfair for the artist to do it. He provided to us a whole idea and not a collection of stand alone songs. And I don't like either to place this in a specific category cause it limits the way our mind and our heart is functioning as you listen to it. I believe that everyone can enjoy this record along with the previous ones from Ayreon (trust me I already used all of them to many people). Masterpiece...

Sophocles | 5/5 |


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