AYREON – The Source (2017)

Ayreon is not a name with universal appeal. Despite a cult like fan base and general recognition in prominent European cities, Ayreon has been celebrated and praised by progressive metal fans much to the bafflement of everyone else. If you were not familar, Ayreon is a Dutch project centered around creator and ringleader Arjen Anthony Lucassen and about a billion guests on each record. 2013’s The Theory of Everyone saw 9 guest vocalists and 11 guest musicians from high profile progressive and power metal luminaries. Ayreon records are usually involved…

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AYREON – The Theory of Everything

It has been five years since Ayreon has released the best album of the century. Wait. Strike that. Since the creation of music. No, not big enough. Since the beginning of time. I only seem to hear about Arjen Lucassen and his project Aryeon when fans flood the streets proselytizing unfettered genius. Everything about Aryeon sounds like a hyperbole and there is zero room for second guessing. There are no casual fans of Ayreon. Only believers and people who do not get it..yet. To catch up, Aryeon is the a…

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