Ayreon The Human Equation

Info about Ayreon - The Human Equation
Artist AyreonMyspace.com
Year 2004
Release Date
25. May 2004
Type
Studio Album
Play Time 1:41:19
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Added by Mike 13 years ago
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8.7 x38
Epic Experimental Prog Post Metal/Rock
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36 users rate this album 7.0 or better, two users rate it lower. 25 users think it is prog, two users think it is merely related to prog and one user thinks that it's not prog. show details
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Review by Lofcaudio 11 years ago <Permalink>
9.3
Prog Metal
I am stunned. For whatever reason, I’ve heard very little about Ayreon and The Human Equation. I took a chance and recently purchased this because someone told me that I might like it. Well, I think it is outstanding. This album grabbed me in the very first listen (not always a good thing) and has continued to thrill my ears on subsequent listens (definitely a good thing).

Unlike a lot of listeners, I have a softspot for double album rock operas such as this. When I consider albums that I consider to be prog masterpieces: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (Genesis) and Snow (Spock’s Beard) are two albums that immediately come to mind. The Human Equation may be just as good (if not better) due to the amazing vocalists who all contribute to make this such a special listen.

Eric Clayton, Heather Findlay, Mikael Akerfeldt and Magnus Ekwall are the most noticeable in their performances, while the rest of the vocalists provide wonderful textures to this musical landscape. If I could change anything regarding the vocalists, I would have a little less LaBrie and a little more Clayton and Lucassen.

The entire two-disc album ... -> show full review
Comment by Mike 12 years ago
9.2
Symphonic Prog Metal/Rock
What an amazing album! It's nearly perfect in every aspect. Compared to Into the Electric Castle it's a bit more polished and less experimental, but ItEC is not far behind. It's similarly to comparing Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory and Dream Theater - Images & Words ... I simply can't decide!
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