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Ayreon - Transitus

6.6 | 131 votes |
Release date: 25 September 2020
Style: Progressive metal


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Disc I
01. Fatum Horrificum
02. Daniel's Descent Into Transitus
03. Listen To My Story
04. Two Worlds Now One
05. Talk Of The Town
06. Old Friend
07. Dumb Piece Of Rock
08. Get Out! Now!
09. Seven Days, Seven Nights

Disc II
01. Condemned Without A Trial
02. Daniel's Funeral
03. Hopelessly Slipping Away
04. This Human Equation
05. Henry's Plot
06. Message From Beyond
07. Daniel's Vision
08. She Is Innocent
09. Lavinia's Confession
10. Inferno
11. Your Story Is Over!
12. Abby In Transitus
13. The Great Beyond

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Transitus the latest record by the Dutch prog mastermind with way too many phone numbers in his mobile phone… Arjen Anthony Lucassen. Who did he call this time to perform on his latest record?

published 22.10.2020 | Comments (12)

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04.10.2020 - 02:53
Rating: 6
At best deranged
I like the narrator (very engaging voice) a lot if I'm honest and the concept story is solid.

However, I feel like half of the narration is unnecessary and could have been (or in some cases already is) worked into the music. So yeah either it's repeating certain story elements or it's adding story which could have been told in actual songs.

As a result this album suffers heavily from a lack of flow. And on top of that it took this record until track 8 to give me a song that felt sort of memorable. That's also partially due to the fact that this feels like an audiobook half of the time...

Overall I'm disappointed. I'm glad I gave it a listen though. The story itself is enjoyable and interesting enough. But repeated listens? I don't think this album will get a lot from me.
08.10.2020 - 01:47
Rating: 6
Nick Carter

Damn this is a dissapointment. You cannot deliver such a bad album with that lineup of singers. It seems like all the wrong decisions there were to take, were taken. The narrator every 2 minutes, the songs does not deliver any emtions, the singers dont shine.
Damn I was not expecting something original, but at least a lil more. If it was not for the singers, it would get such a lower rating.
This album takes away my 2020 hopes
02.11.2020 - 10:41
Rating: 6
Mountain King
K i K o
Half of the album can go to waste and the other half is listenable and very rarely, has some really good moments. The interludes make it and an even worse experience than it is.
Arjen was also boasting that it reached the charts in a few countries, I can't understand that really. Maybe people bought it because of the Ayreon name?
08.11.2020 - 20:51
Rating: 7

Hated it at first and abandoned it for couple of weeks, then gave it another shot and it has really grown on me. Not sure I've ever heard another album quite like it, which I can always appreciate, even if I didn't like the music. I do think it shouldn't have been released as an Ayreon album, but as one of Lucassen's many side projects.
09.07.2021 - 04:25
Rating: 1

This is probably the most overrated "band" ever.
Beware the Shadows of Dusk
09.07.2021 - 11:20
JoHn DoE

Written by Vonpire on 09.07.2021 at 04:25

This is probably the most overrated "band" ever.

I agree
I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
09.12.2021 - 23:06

I've tried to listen to this album several times and I just can't make it to the end. It's so boring... Does the narrator even shut up at any point?
10.12.2021 - 01:35
Rating: 5

This album made me hate Tommy Karevik's voice
29.12.2021 - 00:36
Rating: 1

This guy is probably the most arrogant, dumb and pity full artist ever to exhist. It sucks but he thinks he’s better than all the rest! What a hideous character!
Beware the Shadows of Dusk

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