Monday, 25 April 2011
Ayreon - The Human Equation
So recently I've been listening to a lot more music. Last.fm helped me discover some new bands, and I recently discovered a nice little program called Songbird as a replacement for iTunes.
A friend of mine suggested to me this interesting act called "Ayreon".
Dutch composer Arjen Anthony Lucassen and his horde of fellow musicians band together to create heavy/progressive metal operas featuring large hosts of characters, each voiced by a different vocalist.
The albums generally revolve around science fiction, and the story lines somewhat link together.
The album I want to talk about differs from the standard formula in the sense that it isn't standard science fiction, and more of a psychological thriller opera. It follows the story of a man who falls into a coma, every song representing one day. His wife and best friend come visit him, while he must confront his past and his turbulent emotions.
When I first listened to this album I genuinely sat in awe. The mix of different musicians, instruments and styles just blends so well together. I do like a lot of music, listen to a lot of albums and different genres, but The Human Equation really stuck out as something special.
To anyone who appreciates the likes of Dream Theater or Opeth I highly recommend Ayreon.
Start with The Human Equation as I can honestly say it's the best I've listened to, but the others come pretty close. If I had to give The Human Equation a rating, I'd give it 5 life support machines out of 5.
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