Ayreon Universal Migrator 2: Flight of the Migrator 2000 Review by Mike

8.9
Heavy Prog Metal
There are no weak songs on this album. The solos are lengthy, but never directionless. However, the whole package does take some time to grow on you. I give it 3 stars, but you might want to add a star if you're a "metalhead".

If you're not a musician, you might indeed find some passages boring and repetitive. It might have
something to do with the fact that many songs contain solos by different artists. If you don't know these artists, you might not recognize the "change of artist". All of the solos are beautiful and relevant - melody in favor of technique and "noodling".

For those that prefer more progressive stuff and a little less metal, I recommend Into the Electric Castle. This is the essence of Ayreon, even more so than The Human Equation. Both are masterpieces, but Into the Electric Castle is more over the top, which really is one of the key aspects of Ayreon. Consider this album as a short "journey" into the heavier realms, only to be topped a few years later by Lucassen's Star One.
Chaos 5:11
9.0
Dawn of a Million Souls 7:45
8.8
Journey on the Waves of Time 5:47
8.1
To the Quasar 8:42
8.7
Into the Black Hole 10:25
9.0
Through the Wormhole 6:05
9.1
Out of the White Hole 7:10
9.1
To the Solar System 6:12
8.9
The New Migrator 8:15
8.7