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Altmer
May 19th 2007



5652 Comments


I need to hear this, a Dutch prog band that doesn't suck.

Slaapkamers
May 19th 2007



596 Comments


they're not prog and they don't not suck

Altmer
May 19th 2007



5652 Comments


that is the cue for me to buy it

jrowa001
May 19th 2007



8750 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

theyre prog, dont listen to slaapmakers. nonetheless go buy this now

Altmer
May 19th 2007



5652 Comments


stores are closed , I'll have to wait till Monday.

Slaapkamers
May 19th 2007



596 Comments


really what makes them progressive

Tyler
Emeritus
May 19th 2007



7926 Comments


progressive is the lamest word ever in music. you can't label a genre as progressive, and I dont see how "progressive" can even have a sound.

jrowa001
May 19th 2007



8750 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

progressive is another word like "post" or "core". prog is just used as a way to be able to label bands that arent like the norm. dream theater are a metal band but theyre not the normal metal band so we slap the word progressive in front of metal. the word has been used for a long time, when bands like Camel, King Crimson, Gentle Giant, etc started playing different music than everybody else. and there is no such thing as a genre as just "progressive" , it has to be before another genre. i dont see whats so lame about using that wordThis Message Edited On 05.19.07

Tyler
Emeritus
May 20th 2007



7926 Comments


You don't see what's lame about labelling a band's style as "progressive", not because it's actually progressive, but because of a certain categorical norm it fits into?

Don't talk down to me, I'm not stupid. Just like Dream Theater isnt Progressive.

jrowa001
May 20th 2007



8750 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

im not stupid either, and i even said that calling a band just "progressive" is stupid. but i think its not that big of a deal to even get upset about. and trust me ive been on this site for a while and i know not to talk down on you since you have gotten me into some decent bands and you know a lot

jrowa001
May 20th 2007



8750 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

sometimes i can admit i will call a band progressive but thats just cuz thats what they might normally be labeled as, so im trying not to sound like a hypocrite

antihippy
June 7th 2007



696 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

to me, progressive rock/metal is just rock/metal that manages to sound different to regular rock/metal while following all the rules.

cool band.

antihippy
June 15th 2007



696 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

man, this album is kicking my ass right now.

so obnoxious, so cheesey, soooo good.

jrowa001
June 15th 2007



8750 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

exactly, its very cheesy but very good. i think having mikael and devin as guest vocalists is what makes this album so great (even though they are only on a few songs). labrie doesnt do so bad on this eitherThis Message Edited On 06.15.07

antihippy
June 15th 2007



696 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

every vocalist is good on this album. i love the conversation interplay.

the only thing stopping this from a five is that its just a bit too long.

jrowa001
June 15th 2007



8750 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yeah all the guest vocalists are great but those two stood out to me. the lyrics really help you stay listening to the album without getting a bit tired. only once or twice ive listened all the way through (only cuz i had to stop and go somewhere). im just waiting to see what arjen has planned next for ayreon

shadowreaper
June 21st 2007



2 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Freaking great album.

.....oh nice review too.

anyway, half of what makes this album good is the cheesiness.

You don't see too many albums that tell a story, nevermind the way this one does, similar to an opera, with the conversing voices, but with better music and vocals, or at least more interesting in my opinion. (I'm sure some people think opera is better)

Very Cool.

khashayarx
August 16th 2007



42 Comments


Whatever Mikael Akerfeldt Is A Part Of Kicks Ass So hard.

BattleOfSerenity
February 8th 2008



186 Comments


I've really wanted to check this out for about a year now since I listened to a few of the tracks online.
Can't wait till I finally find a place that sells it.

demo321
March 22nd 2008



20 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

On March 19th, 2008, Arjen announced a new Ayreon EP named Ayreon vs Avantasia to be released in the end of April.

This album completely kicks. A little cheesey, i guess you could say. I hate calling something that, but I guess if you're not used to the type of thing like dragonforce or something...you would call this cheesey.

However, cheese factor is kept relatively to a low IMO.

Forget the cheese factor and just buy this album. Every track except a couple i dont really like- are freaking fantastic. This album should go down in history as being one of the best prog albums of all time.

And as far as im concerned, there are too many dam sub genres to get upset about what's what. Alot of bands walk a very fine line inbetween genres or even on top of lines or switch even. Its ridiculous. So screw it, I'm callin em prog. I'll even go out on a limb here and say prog does have a sound...its called progressive!



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