Flight Of The Migrator Universal Migrator (Part 2)
Review by Gary Hill
Dutch band Ayreon has released two albums together as two parts of one story. The discs both have very different sounds, and a large cast of supporting musicians. This disc is the more hard-edged, leaning towards prog metal at times. It also has the longer, more adventurous music of the two releases. Neo classical leanings abound. Both are wonderful releases, and do make a fine combined work.
The core group on this release is Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Ed Warby and Erik Norlander. The other musicians who add their skills are Michael Romeo, Oscar Holleman, Gary Wehrkamp, Rene Merkelback, Clive Nolan, Keiko Kumagai, Sir Russel Allen, Ralf Scheepers, Andi Deris, Bruce Dickinson, Fabio Lione, Timo Katipelto, Robert Soeterboek, Ian Parry, Damian Wilson and Lana Lane.