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Ayreon - The Source album review

The best of Prog you can get this month

Where to begin with Arjen Lucassen’s latest? Well, everything plus a retro-futuristic kitchen sink is thrown at opening track The Day That The World Breaks Down, 12 minutes and 30 seconds of prog/folk/ metal/classical madness that sets a marker for this 17-track sci-fi saga set six billion years ago. It’s high-functioning melodrama featuring everyone, from James LaBrie to Guthrie Govan to Floor Jansen.