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4.04 | 602 ratings

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1 stars This is the most useless piece of garbage ever produced in the name of prog.

No, really. No new material. The same old Ayreon songs over and over again for another one and half hours. If you listened to any other album by Ayreon, consider yourself listened to this one as well. Even Manowar has likely progressed more musically since they were founded back in 80's.

This is an utter waste of anyone's time. You could've spent your 90 mins watching sports games already aired and would've not wasted your time as much.

This release has an amazing (I mean jaw-dropping, bone breaking, unimaginably fantastic) line-up, and they're not more recognizible than a bunch of black holes in the dark. You can't tell apart any of the collaborating musicians from any others those who collaborated in Ayreon in the past.

The album hosts no catchy tunes or groovy rhythms, with an abstinence of good vocal lines. Actually, those vocal lines made me sick. So sick that I almost got cancer trying to endure this album to its full length.

The sub-parts of each individual song (or phase, in album's terms) has no obvious musical connection among themselves for the most part and rather sound unnecessarily irrelevant; looking like connected randomly to form a song for 20+ mins' sake.

Eventually, the album sucks big time and I wish I never listened to it. I love Ayreon's Human Equation (a 5/5 without a second thought) and enjoy Electric Castle releases to an extent (3.5/5). However, The Theory Of Everything is totally and incurably lame.

0.5/5 stars for the attempt.

minikbalina | 1/5 |


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