Release date: 20 July 2000
Style: Progressive metal

Rating:

8.5 | 313 votes

Owners:

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01. Chaos [Feat. Lana Lane]
02. Dawn Of A Million Souls [Feat. Russell Allen & Damian Wilson]
03. Journey On The Waves Of Time [Feat. Ralf Scheepers]
04. To The Quasar [Feat. Andi Deris & Lana Lane]
    1 - The Taurus Pulsar
    2 - Quasar 3C273
05. Into The Black Hole [Feat. Bruce Dickinson & Lana Lane]
    1 - The Eye Of The Universe
    2 - Halo Of Darkness
    3 - The Final Door
06. Through The Wormhole [Feat. Fabio Lione & Lana Lane]
07. Out Of The White Hole [Feat. Timo Kotipelto]
    1 - M31
    2 - Planet Y
    3 - The Search Continues
08. To The Solar System [Feat. Robert Soeterboek]
    1 - Planet Of Blue
    2 - System Alert
09. The New Migrator [Feat. Ian Parry & Lana Lane]
    1 - Metamorphosis
    2 - Sleeper Awake

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Line-up
Arjen Anthony Lucassen - guitars, bass, keyboards, vocals
Peter Siedlach - strings
Ed Warby - drums


Additional info
Arjen Anthony Lucassen: - electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, analog synthesizers, Mellotron, Hammond and additional keyboards
Ed Warby (Gorefest) - drums
Erik Norlander: - analog synthesizers, vocoder voice, Hammond and additional keyboards

Guitar solos:
Arjen Lucassen - on 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
Micheal Romeo (Symphony X) - on 2
Oscar Holleman (Krezip) - 2nd solo on 4
Gary (Hey!) Wehrkamp (Shadow Gallery) - on 6

Synth solos:
Erik Norlander - on 1, 3 (Hammond solo), 4, 5, 7
Rene Merkelbach (Gorefest) - last solo on 4
Clive Nolan (Pendragon, Arena) - 2nd synth solo on 5
Gary Wehrkamp (Shadow Gallery) - on 6
Keiko Kumagai (Ars Nova) - on 9 (+ Hammond solo)

Singers (in order of appearance):
Sir Russel Allen (Symphony X) on 2
Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear, ex-Gamma Ray) on 3
Andi Deris (Helloween) on 4
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) on 5
Fabio Lione (Rhapsody) on 6
Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius) on 7
Robert Soeterboek (Cotton Soeterboek Band) on 8
Ian Parry on 9

Backing vocals:
Damian Wilson (Threshold, Landmarq) - on 2
Lana Lane - on 4, 5, 6, 9 and voice on 1

Strings by Peter Siedlach

Re-released in 2004 in a double-disc set with "The Universal Migrator Part I: The Dream Sequencer" by InsideOut

Guest review by
Spyroid

Rating:
8.0
Looking at the list of guest singers, this could possibly be the best album ever for a power/heavy/progressive metal fan. This is not the case, although the second part of this double album about the "Universal Migrator" is worth checking out. When composer Arjen did these twin albums, he decided to split his music in two parts - metal and not metal. This is the metalpart, and the only "pure" metal album Ayreon has ever released. Although there are a lot of influences from rock and progressive rock there's also some power metal in almost every track. The music reminds mostly of Star One (another project of Arjen), otherwise like nothing else.

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