T he sixth Ayreon album was a really refreshing experience after the haunting plot of the previous records, leaving the epic sci-fi world behind it tells us a much more human story do not get me wrong, I loved all the previous albums, but it was something surprising and unusual, still in every bit Ayreon and of course Arjen could not leave behind the Universe and connects it to the Plot. May 15, · The Human Equation is the sixth studio CD from Ayreon and it is by far the most grandiose to date. It shall surely prove to be another milestone in the genre. Day three: Pain--Devon Graves (agony), James LaBrie, Devin Townsend (rage), and Heather Findlay share moments and lines. This makes my third album purchase in Ayreon. The Source /5(). Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for The Human Equation - Ayreon on AllMusic - Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for The Human Equation - Ayreon on AllMusic - Day Three: Pain. Arjen Anthony Lucassen / Devin Townsend. Ayreon. Amazon: 4: Day Four: Mystery.
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Progressive metal . Arjen Lucassen. Universal Migrator Part 2: Flight of the Migrator The Human Equation Live on Earth Embrace the Storm Rock Hard. Some folkish mood again with "Sign". My favourite song is "Pride". A heavy-rock one. It features brilliant flute play which will automatically remind the hardest Tull side.
But it last less than five minutes. And the West end or Broadway musical tendency of "Betrayal" is not the best of this album but it is not the first time that I noticed this influence on Arjen song writing. It is remarkable to notice how one musician could influence the musical style of "Loser". I'm of course talking about Hensley and his great organ solo. Fully in-line with his epic days with the Heep. Apart from this excellent solo, there is really nothing fussy about this track.
The role of "Reason" is sung by Eric Clayton. He almost sounds as "Bowie" on each of his appearance. This is not to annoy me. Just listen to "Accident" but there are other ones of course. A strong closing number is more than welcome. Too conventional, predictable. Same sort of weak concept all over again. A good album, no more.
A shorter, condensed version might have worked better. Three stars. The first thing I noticed when I first heard this album was its variety Arjen Lucassen has not a clear style in his mind, he just picks a lot of influences and styles, and he mixes it all in a good way.
Here we can find some extreme metal passages, neo-progressive, folk, hard rock, electronic influences And of course, the style of the song depends of the singer who appears in it. And this is just the best thing this album has, the incredible group of singers we have here. This is a wet dream for every prog-metal lover!
The Day Three: Pain - Ayreon - The Human Equation (CD work is also great Arjen's keyboard and guitar work was really hard, and the good results are here. Ed Warby is also efficent in the drumkint, but not spectacular, while contributions like Martin Orford and Ken Hensley on keys are really well received. Ok, but the album has its flaws In two discs it's difficult not to find some not so good tracks, and The Human Equation is any exception. Some parts of the albums are not so great, and it makes the hearing of the album a little dull sometimes, while you desire the next great track comes.
It's a pity Longer doesn't means better sometimes. Best songs: Isolation great opening, good keyboard soloPain the best track of the album, with an incredible chorus courtesy of Devin Townsend Devon Graves is outstading here Conclusion: Arjen Lucassen deserves all my respect for this great work He put his soul and a lot of hard efforth making this album, and the results are great. Not perfect, with some less inspired tracks, but still worth a good listening.
If you are into prog-metal, this is a good choice, but beware of its variety And of course, if you are interested in hearing some of the best metal singers today, this is the perfect album. The story is about the narrator, referred to as Me portrayed by James LaBrie of Dream Theaterwho lies in a coma in a hospital bed after experiencing an automobile accident.
Each song on the album is a day during the coma, with the 20th day being the day Me awakens from the coma. Each song deals with the pains, hopes, struggles, and betrayals of Me's life which is played out in his mind while in this comatose state. Often multiple emotions duel against each other in Me's mind. It's quite a complex storyline, but not complex enough to fly over my head. There are nine other characters that are involved, some being emotions, others actual people in Me's life. The concept is quite ingenious and very original.
Indeed, a fascinating cast of vocalists. The music is more heavier than on Into the Electric Castle and also is more acoustic than other Ayreon releases. A number of guest musicians performed on violins, cellos, various flutes, panpipes, recorders, bassoons, and even a didgeridoo. The music is more tighter than on prior releases and has a more overt theme present. Definitely a masterpiece to my ears and a much needed improvement over the haphazard Universal Migrator. One of the best releases of the new millennium.
Easily worth five stars. After reading the reviews on ProgArchives, and watching some of the clips online here, I was drawn to this album and how grateful I am to be introduced to it. In a word this is masterful! Every moment, every track, every conceptual idea that permeates this album is a tour de force of progressive conceptual brilliance. Arjen has pulled together some of the best artists to present a jigsaw puzzle of emotions and elucidations of the mind of one who is in a coma due to a horrific accident.
The story is so solid and potent it would be criminal to release too much of it here. Suffice it to say, it is powerful and unforgettable. In every Day Three: Pain - Ayreon - The Human Equation (CD we are presented with a day in the coma of the victim - what is going on in his mind?
What is he hearing? All his regrets, bitterness, lost hopes, longings for love and life are captured beautifully in these tracks. All styles of prog are also presented from symphonic, eclectic to manic prog metal and even a touch of foreign sounding prog Loser. The album presented in 2 CDs is a chronological perspective of a mind that has been clouded by remorse and tragic circumstances, so we, as a listener, are drawn into this world and it can become an overwhelming experience if we allow it.
For example on CD1in the emotive 'Love' we hear about his deepest desires and we feel for him; In 'Pain' we hear how he has been betrayed, In 'Childhood' we hear of his torment at school. Irene Jansen as 'Passion' does a great vocal on the album too, usually in 2 harmonies - very Gothic and sinister. The booklet is wonderfully produced and tells a story itself in simple pictograms and artistry. Its simply great!
We find out the truth and why The concept is strong and the vocals are delivered par excellence. James LaBrie is sensational as 'Me' and special mention to Arjen for his role. This album could easily be made into a movie length DVD - the thing runs for a whopping Did I mention the music?
It is as dynamic as you are likely to hear - scintillating keyboards and amazing guitar solos throughout, backed by pounding drums with varying time signatures. Don't take my word for it, buy it and see for yourself - this album is the best album of and will go down in history as a bonafide prog masterpiece.
If there's one thing I'm always a sucker for it's really good prog metal. If there's another thing I always fall for but am sometimes disappointed by it's a good concept album with a solid story that somehow doesn't take away from the music itself. If there's one thing the world of prog metal is known for it's albums that go way over the top, and Arjen Anthony Lucassen is one of the guys who likes to do just that.
His spaced out stories of adventure have brought us through Electric Castles, through the minds of people all throughout time, and even to the beginning of the known universe.
His space operas have appealed to many, but it's always been a very specific audience. With The Human Equation Arjen takes a turn down an unfamiliar road and goes instead for people, emotions and the human psyche. A dramatic twist indeed. Somehow, this combined with the familiar Aryeon sonic attack makes for a drop-dead perfect progressive metal album. One of the biggest draws to the album has to be the story.
Although Arjen has done some crazy stuff before this one has to take the cake. There's no apocalypse and no castle halls, in fact, the story takes place entirely in one room well, and in one guy's head, but that's beside the point.
The characters each have their own voices again, much like The Electric Castle but this time they're playing a different breed of character. The story takes place over 20 days and each day is a separate song, making for a very interesting mixture. I won't get too much into the story itself, because that's what listening to the album is for.
All the songs work well in tandem with one another, some act as pieces to a whole while others are meant to stand out on their own. Ironically, some of the best songs on the album are the shorter ones ironic because we're talking prog here. None of the songs are over 9-minutes, true, but it's some of the truly quick ones that really take the cake.
Take for example the instrumental Playground - a beautiful tune led by flute that lasts for a merebut feels like a lot longer in a good wayor the quirky Loser with it's didgeridoo opening and interesting vocal lines an Alice Cooper impression by Mike Baker.
Somehow, everything about this album just works. If you like progressive metal in any way, shape or form you'll find yourself loving this one.
It may take a few listens to really let the music sink in, but what double album doesn't. Eventually you'll find yourself on the edge of your seat when me speaks for the first time in the real world and says to his best friend ''Listen well to what I have to say, I have to tell you Very much worth many, many repeated listens, this is undoubtedly the ultimate Ayreon project to date, anyways. A wonderful album for as I've said many times already anyone who likes Prog metal in any way.
Disc one is the best example of what I mean. There is one outstanding track on here being the second: Isolation. The rest is too vocal for me. And then I emphasize "for me". Because I do understand why many consider this a masterpiece. But I'm not a fan of this kind of albums. Lucassen wrote this mainly for vocalists which is not always the case with his albums. But anyway, this explains my love for Isolation, the most instrumental track of Disc 1. Disc 2 is the better of the two, at least for my taste.
Again this is no coincidence because on several tracks there is enough attention for instrumental music. Loser and Pride are the ultimate highlights for me, also of the entire double album. Where Pride is concerned: this track is very much "Into the Electric Castle" style and this happens to be my favorite Ayreon album.
But the rest spoils much of the fun for me. In Arjen's discography this magnum opus takes in a modest place if I have to make my personal ranking list. I can remember the first time I listened to 'The Human Equation. Reading about a band called Ayreon, my interest was suddenly peaked. A band that used elements from a multitude of different genres? I had to check it out. My first taste of Ayreon was through 'The Human Equation.
There are elements from folk, classical, electronic, gothic, avant-garde and metal, laid atop a heavy progressive backdrop. This album is incredibly ambitious. Harkening back to the night first listening to 'The Human Equation' in full, I was addicted. It was the musical equivalent of a 'book you can't put down. The plot provided you have a cast of characters list, and the lyrics in front of you is relatively easy to follow, considering it's mass complexity and style.
In summary, the majority of the 'musical play' takes place inside a man's head during a coma, where he speaks with different emotions; different facets of his character and being. In the real world, his best friend and wife look and watch over him, both with dark secrets of their own.
It's a deeply psychological trip, and would make for an excellent film script, if the opportunity arose. It's a masterpiece of modern prog, and shouldn't be missed! Five stars. This is concept album, that means story in Ayreon's case. He has a big experience with fantasy theme, maybe sci-fi ones, it's difficult to say.
This one is different, it's more mundane, earthling story. Something which can happen to any of us, but obviouslythere are things which are little bit out of normal, it's so called paranormal. Day 1, Vigil - Little bit beeping which first does not make much sense. Nice intro, I like woman vocals here. Then we hear riding car and sound of brakes.
But, what is strange, no crash. Brakes are just about to end their effort of saving, but there's no final, stereotype sound. That's nice. Day 2, Isolation - Greets us with for me well known voice. Great work Arjeen, having so many vocalists here at once. I'll not talk about lyrics, they're clearly to hear. And we all know that we listen to story about man in coma state of mind, after he did he?
Which is mystery, maybe he were abducted by aliens and tests were done on him. But accident sounds more real. But voices in his head seems less, don't they? My brother even told that it sounds like "On the Run" by PF. Quite a, yes. And so on. I could easily continue and write here down all "days" tracksbut I suppose it's not necesssary. You can imagine them by yourself, if you are interested. Well to tell you the truth I did like this album a lot more than the Migrator -albums but there were still a couple of things that didn't work.
On the positive side both the story and the compositions showed me a more mature Lucassen at work here. What I really don't enjoy is the whole role playing where every vocalist plays a part in the story.
The whole experience makes me think about opera and I'm still not sure whether or not it actually works on a metal album but I'm quite certain that it didn't work for me here. I also noticed that I haven't revisited this album for a very long time since my first week after purchasing it. I think that the reason for that is that The Human Equation lacks a centerpiece that I would be looking forward to revisiting. Well all in all it's a good album that I'm sure fans of Lucassen's work will enjoy but the work doesn't have a genre transcending quality to it that will peak an interest from fans of other progressive rock genres.
So it's by no means an excellent addition to any prog rock music collection. My main grudge with it is the rock-opera styled approach. Throughout the album there are beautiful moments, but more often then not they are ripped apart by bombastic intrusions.
All vocalists take up their role in this play with enthusiasm and dedication, but the sterile glossy production takes away much of the power. Added up to the bombastic puzzle of themes and solos, finales, duets, trios, quartets and other sorts of gangs, the big sound of this album is just too much of bang really.
It's been a few years since I gave this a spin and initially I had my mouse pointer hovering over the 4 star button, but upon listening to it again, 3 stars sounded more appropriate. When I first heard this project I felt a lot overwhelmed by the whole concept.
Maybe two discs is too much and the amount of guest players and the variation of the music is quite impressive, so maybe this album is not for an outsider or someone who has not "get" prog metal.
Once said that, I feel that the album is too much eclectic to be considered as an exclusive "prog metal" album. It has a lot folk-eclectic-heavy prog elements that merges into a complete new thing that sounds great and you can really dive in and enjoy the journey. But, be prepared, maybe is too much to digest in one sitting. Some people said this is cheesy but I don't agree with that. The story flows with a lot of great singers who develops a different character each and have talks about many existential things.
In some vein, this can be categorized as a "Christian Rock Opera" but in a good way. The music works for the story and the guest player work for the songs.
There's metal themes and some ambience and folk little spaces for the story to breathe more. I won't mention all the guest players because they are a complete army.
I'm happy with the participation of James Labrie from Dream Theater who is the key roll in the story, but all the characters made a great work in their each part.
I think the creativity is evident. Having violins, cellos, flutes aside of keyboards, mellotrons, hammonds, heavy guitars and some growling vocals, you have to be very good to merge all that in a good form.
So, I won't detail each song because it will take too much time. My advise is that you come and try this album only if you are already familiarized with long themes and epics. If you like prog metal, you HAVE to hear this.
If you like folk and prog rock in general, you can give it a try. A masterpiece, maybe, but for the doubts I will leave it in four stars. Sometimes I feel exhausted when I end the album? This is an album that any prog fan needs to listen to before they die. Just wow. I just listened to this album 4 times, but that's enough to realize that this is a masterpiece.
The Human Equation is for sure Ayreon's Lucassen most ambitious and fine album, and for sure one of the best progressive metal albums ever,and it would even in my opinion go down in prog history. The Human Equation is long concept album divided in twenty songs, also called "Days", and two cds.
Lucassen, Ayreon's mastermind, invited for this album a huge amount of famous and excellent guests including James Labrie, Mikael Akerfeldt, Devin Townsend, Devon Graves, and many others, including a minor but excellent role performed by Shadow Gallery's singer Mike Baker.
The story is focused on a man "Me", portrayed by James Labriewho just came into a deep coma, where he is sorrounded in his mind by all his inner feelings Love, Fear, Pride, Agony, Rage, Reason, Passion that force him to think about his previous life and how he got into the coma. Meanwhile his best friend, portrayed by Lucassen himself, and me's wife, portrayed by an excellent Marcela Bovio, are next to him in the hospital bed, feeling guilty for what happened, since they think it is in part their fault.
The twenty days flow perfectly, and each song is a prog metal gem, with a massive use of different instruments the digeridoo in day sixteen is unbelievable and moods: in fact, many times it isn't metal at all. The first cd is my favorite: songs like Album), "Pain", "Childhood", "School", and "Love", have completely changed my way of appreciating and listening to music. But the second Cd isn't at a lower level: even here some songs are unforgettable, like the last two, "Disclosure" and "Confrontation", or the great and provocative "Loser".
Anyway, each song shines in it's own way, so this album can really be considered perfect, with maybe a few weak moments, but its still an essential release for any prog metal fan. One warning sign that I've read in numerous reviews is that way too many of the 5 star ratings involve a statement such as "I've only listened to this times, but that's all I need to know that it's a masterpiece.
Don't get me wrong--I have nothing against this album: I just don't see it as a masterpiece in any way. There certainly is a place in prog for overblown, pompous, even comically ridiculous projects, and that's where Human Equation fits in my book.
However, the music is too often limited by the vocals, as guitar solos are thrown in more because that's where they are expected to go rather than based on any higher direction regarding the musical impact. I appreciate the addition of other musical genres, such as the Irish-jig section, but they are mostly in the generic, familiar, and less progressive sense.
Most importantly, nearly throughout this album, I'm continually trying to push the tempo in my head I suppose that may be important if you want to emphasize extended vocal wailings, but in my opinion it really draws things out much longer than necessary. Overall a well-produced, somewhat creative, utterly overblown, and definitely overlong album.
It appears there will always be a place in prog for these projects, but certainly not always in my collection. Phideaux might be my favourite on here with the song "Hope". It's just a refreshing section after all that has gone on before. I like the synths too that come and go. The end of the final tune is great with those passionate vocals that start before 6 minutes. Obviously i'm in the minority here with the 3 stars but consider that this is a project that just doesn't do it for me.
Of interest is the fact that Devin Townsend wrote the lyrics for "Rage" on three different tracks while Heather Findlay wrote the lyrics for "Love" on one song and Devon Graves wrote the lyrics for "Agony" on one track. Arjen wrote the rest. The concept is about a man in coma after a car crash and his emerging back to life while the relevant persons of his life go to see him in the hospital. The story is quite complicated as the things will be revealed very different from what they initially seem.
More complex than any Roger Waters' nightmare. Each character has its own voice, as often happens with Ayreon and in general all the projects involving Arjen Lucassen, and there are many remarkable guests: just look to the lineup on the top of the album's page here on PA.
One for all the former Mostly Autumn vocalist Heather Findlay but also Michael Akerfeldt, James LaBrie between the many and even a keyboardist like Oliver Wakeman who interprets a solo on "Day Sixteen: Loser" with a surprising Emerson's style, despite to his family name.
This appears to be the th review of the album and this is why I didn't attempt my own one until now. There's almost nothing that I can add to what is already said. I just want to underline that if you want to spend about a couple of hours listening to excellent music and following an excellent and amazing story this is one of the best albums that you can find.
Not properly a rock opera and not just an album but surely a masterpiece. The last remark that I want to make is the use of growl on the already mentione Day Sixteen. It's one of the rare songs in which the growling is functional to the song and not just a standardized way of singing metal.
I think it's a masterpiece. It's surely one of the albums I've listened to more often during the last years, and I'm not a prog metal fan. Like Into The Electric Castle, The Human Equation too is a frustrating listen for me as there are many aspects and elements here that I like very much while there are others that I dislike. Making a double album work is very difficult indeed, and making a Rock Opera work is even more difficult. Folk Metal itself is very challenging; when it is good it can be fantastic, but when it is bad it can be horribly and awfully bad.
Arjen's attempts are sometimes very successful here, but he also falls into many traps along the way. I thus have deeply mixed feelings about this album. I have given it several chances over a long period of time, but even if it did grow on me a little after some initial disappointments, I have to say that I remain unconvinced in the end. The instrumental aspects of the sound are mostly quite brilliant on this album.
I mostly love the many Folk influences and there is a very nice and well-balanced mixture of acoustic and electric instruments and of warm, organic sounds, on the one hand, and cold, electronic ones, on the other hand. Most of the time at least, the cellos and violins, and the flutes, pipes and whistles, mix quite wonderfully with the electronic keyboards and heavy guitar riffs. There are parts that sound like Jethro Tull.
The production is absolutely top notch and the album title and sleeve picture are great and absorbing. The resources for a making great album were clearly here, the problems I have with this album lies elsewhere: Arjen just doesn't know when to stop! The idea to include no less than 11 lead vocalists including Arjen himself each playing a role of his or her own is simply preposterous.
The storytelling is perhaps less intrusive here than it was on Into The Electric Castle due to the prudent avoidance of narration, but the fact that the many vocalists have all been given roles to play emphasizes the Rock Opera nature of the project that makes it such a difficult listen for me.
The many different voices give the music a fragmented feel. There are just too many vocalists and too much vocals in these songs. The music is filled with vocal dialogues which detract from the strong instrumental aspects. As with all Ayreon albums, the main selling point is in the many famous guests. Great people indeed, but as usual I would rather hear them in their own musical environments. As I said above, I very much like the Folk Metal aspects of this album.
But on the track Loser it goes horribly wrong! The latter was even made into an atrocious music video. This is absolutely cringe-worthy. In the end, The Human Equation is just too long for its own good and some parts could easily have been cut. Many good features here, but in general this is overblown and overrated social review comments Review Permalink Posted Wednesday, May 9, Review this album Report Review A great Broadway production.
Here, it's over the top. When this rocks it does that in spades, but there are areas within this are that are pure beauty. This is a prog album that is setting new standards when it comes to imagination and construction. It is an album that is compelling, but each theme leads seamlessly on from the one before. This is more like a symphony ever changing and developing than a series of songs telling a story and the result is that the listener is truly transported into a new world.
Inside Out have put a lot into this release and I can see why. This is setting new standards for concept albums? Sometime in the very recent past, Arjen Lucassen, using the theory of non-linear time and a device not unlike the TARDIS, visited my profile page on PA and my CD collection at my house and said, "Peter, I am going to make an album just for you and people like you.
I see you are a fan of traditional metal but have been discovering more recent progressive metal artists. You prefer good singers who can use drama and affect subtle emotions in their voices to the shouters and the growlers; however, I see that you have recently begun to enjoy Mikael Akerfeldt's death growl vocals and you like singers with power. You also like the theatrical singers like Geoff Tate. You used to be a fan of some female vocalists long ago but not so much in recent times.
Alright, I have an idea for a rock opera which I think you will enjoy and I know of some people Album) vocals you will really appreciate, male and female. I think you'll like what I have in mind. I see you also really like neo-prog these days and have a special affinity for Celtic music.
You like flutes and acoustic guitars as well as metal music; you can appreciate intelligent rock and pop; you love catchy melodies and vocal harmonies; recently you have found you can appreciate synthesizer much more than before and violins too; and I see you mentioned on PA last week that you like classic Uriah Heep. I am pretty sure that when you here this album that I am going to make, it will blow you out of the water.
Now I am going back and have it ready by You have already found it here in Now order it and enjoy. Mount Logan stands 5, metres high and is said to possibly have the largest subaerial mass of any mountain on the planet. The massif rises 3, metres above the surrounding icefields and supports an icefield of its own 25 by 10km in surface area. There are thirteen peaks above this icefield, eleven of them over 5, metres elevation.
I am going to use Mt. Logan's topography as a metaphor for listening to "The Human Equation". Logan quite simply because the emotional experience of listening to this album the first time and the second time has been one big high from start to finish with several peaks elevating me to the highest levels of music enjoyment.
It would not seem unreasonable to me to rate this album referencing Mt. Logan's elevation by awarding it 5. I have in my CD collection some very few albums that I have enjoyed so much that I would give them six stars if possible. Yes, I am a sucker for a good concept narrative album. Though I don't listen to it often because of the time necessary to run it from start to finish, Pink Floyd's "The Wall" is always an emotional ride like watching a favourite movie.
More recently, Dream Theater's "Scenes from a Memory" became a close second favourite concept narrative of mine, and the excitement and suspense I felt after the first listen two years ago still filled me again when I listened to it most recently a couple of months back. Now Ayreon's "The Human Equation" has hit me with the same impact.
Powerful music, strong melodies, an array of instruments and a cast of superb vocalists and musicians, this album was like reading a good book where I loved the moment I was in and was excited to hear what was going to happen next.
The story is basic enough. A man is in a coma in the hospital and his wife and best friend visit him and talk together. He mysteriously crashed his car into a tree on a lone road in broad daylight.
We learn that he came from a broken home and overcame bullying at school by becoming a bully himself. He and his best friend both got jobs at the same company and were both in line for the same promotion, but it was his friend who was the better candidate. Our protagonist sabotaged his friend's promotion prospect but felt great guilt.
We also learn that he saw his wife in the arms of another man, his best friend, though they both claim that it was only a consoling moment he witnessed. During his time in a coma, he reviews his life and his betrayal of his friend, and in the end decides that he must survive his accident, awaken, and confess to his friend and make things right.
The story reminded me a little of that movie with Harrison Ford where he wakes up with amnesia and tries to put his life back together, discovering that he was a real prick before his accident.
The best friend betrayal reminded me of "Ghost" and the surprise ending made me think of "Vanilla Sky" for some reason. Though the story itself is a bit unoriginal, the cast of singers playing their parts and the music make this such a wonderful album, Album). The first track introduces the scene in the hospital and the sound of a car approaching the instant of the crash.
The second track had me from the start with James LaBrie Me, the protagonist and Mikael Akerfeldt Fear in a sung dialogue and then the flute and wonderful synthesizer solo very Pink Floyd "On the Run" at first. From LaBrie's first words I was reminded of Nicholas in "Scenes from a Memory" and I thought how appropriate his voice is for this character. Before the third track, "Pain" had even finished, I was loving it so much that I added it to a playlist I'm constructing of recently acquired favourite tunes.
There I was feeling like singing along to the chorus without even knowing the words yet. If this were Mt. Logan, I'd already be on one of the summits. Usually when an album has such a good start, I expect that there will be a song or two that won't be very thrilling.
The keyboard melody of "Hope" reminds me of the Byrds' classic Rickenbacker guitar melodies. Just before I came home from the train station the first night I heard this, I walked right past my house out to where the road went between two dark fields and I played this song two times more, dancing on the dark street. I can't recall the last time I felt so compelled to dance to a song. Track 16, "Loser", with its Celtic guitar and flute also had me dancing.
How good that music felt! And even this morning as I try to finish typing this review, the chorus to "Love" is in my head after having only heard it twice. It reminds me of a cross between Meatloaf's rock operas and a chorus by classic Sweet.
The second disc delivers more great music without losing pace. Combining didgeridoo with Celtic guitar and flute and then an eruption of heavy metal guitar to a jig, this song is just one incredible joyride. I had to stop listening to the album here because I simply could not digest any more of this phenomenal music in one day.
I listened to the whole album through the next day and when it concluded I felt as though I had just watched the most incredible movie I had seen in ages. Part 4: Conclusion Now I have heard the album twice and listened to several songs from three to perhaps ten times more.
If you've ever heard people say, "This music feels like it written for me," well then that's just how I feel. From beginning to end, I follow the story, eager to hear the lyrics, to hear each person's voice as a singer and as a performer and actor. There is so much to the music and all the styles and sounds are so well integrated that it doesn't feel like a hodge podge of styles thrown together just to have diversified music.
I have chosen three songs as must haves for my playlists, but there are several others that have been played again independently. The only drawback is that there is over an hour and forty minutes of music, so a good slice of time is required to listen to this all the way through.
I have had to listen to disc one on the way to work and then disc two on the way home. Additionally, I received this disc along with a few others, including Steven Wilson's "The Raven that Refused to Sing" and Evergrey's "In Search of Truth" and both are eclipsed by this incredible package of music and drama. A visit to Mt. Logan and its thirteen peaks would be an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience, but "The Human Equation" is ready for me to hear again as Day Three: Pain - Ayreon - The Human Equation (CD as I am ready to push play.
My apologies for the super long review. This is my th review on PA and I am really so pleased to have an album to be this excited about for this milestone. Out of five, I give it 5. So far this seems to be the best album that i've heard.
With all the praise that has revolved around this I was expecting it to be a perfect album but I find that the album is a little boring on Disc 1. The first several songs are just too folky and lack any bite. I'm not really engaged until track 7 with 'Hope. Ayreonlisteners Related Tags progressive metal progressive rock symphonic metal Ayreon is a progressive metal project started by Dutch composer and musician Arjen Anthony Lucassen in Based in Hilversum, Netherlands, Ayreon's musical style derives mostly from heavy metal and progressive rockbut combines them with genres like folkclassical and electronica.
The majority of Ayreon's albums are dubbed a " rock opera " with an ongoing science fiction storyline featuring a host of characters, usually with each one being represented by a unique vocalist. Ayreon's music is characterized by the use of traditional instruments in rock music… read more. Ayreon is a progressive metal project started by Dutch composer and musician Arjen Anthony Lucassen in Based in Hilversum, Netherlands, Ayreon's musical style derives mostly from… read more.
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19 rows · Sep 13, · referencing The Human Equation, 2xCD, Album, Sli, IOMCD , IOMACD /5(). Apr 24, · Day Three: Pain by Ayreon, released 24 April Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Ayreon – The Human Equation Label: Inside Out Music – IOMCD , Inside Out Music – IOMACD , Inside Out Music – 6 3.
Ayreon Lyrics "Day Three: Pain" [Agony] I am pain I am real. I'm not a dream I'm the chain around your neck as you scream Surrender now You can't beat death at his ruthless game album: "The Human Equation" () Day One: Vigil. Day Two: Isolation. Day Three: Pain. Day Four: Mystery.
The Human Equation by Ayreon, released 24 April 1. Day One: Vigil 2. Day Two: Isolation 3. Day Three: Pain 4. Day Four: Mystery 5. Day Five: Voices 6. Day Six. The album was released in three different editions: a regular edition with two CDs, a Special Edition with two CDs and a DVD, and a Limited Deluxe Edition with two CDs, a DVD and a page booklet. The album peaked at #7 at Dutch Albums Chart and at #50 at Germany Albums Top The album was also released on vinyl in December
Ayreon The Human Equation Album. Chartentry: (50) CD Music Theories MTR / EAN CD Day Three: Pain Ayreon; Day Two: Isolation Ayreon; Day One: Vigil Ayreon; The New Migrator Ayreon; To The Solar System Ayreon;.
[Rage] (human) Seeking to find deep in the trauma as it leaves you behind (human) Bleeding it gone into the profit of the competition (human) Loving today, all of the feelings are they going away (human) Ending it now, I'd rather hear about the where and the how 9. Day Nine: Playground [Instrumental] Day Ten: Memories [Best Friend] It's. Ayreon: "The Human Equation- Day Three: Pain" Close. Posted by. And the words they get so LOOOUUUUUD! 4 years ago. Archived. The Human Equation was the first album I heard Devin sing on and also the album that made me an Ayreon fan. I didn't know it at the time (heard it late ) and it took me two years to discover SYL and become a.
The Human Equation is a music studio album recording by AYREON (Progressive Metal/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. This page includes The Human Equation's: cover picture, songs / tracks list, members/musicians and line-up, different releases details, free MP3 download (stream), buy online links: amazon, ratings and detailled reviews by our experts /5().
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