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  • nicolasbj

    masterpiece

    November 2013
  • Abomination317

    v exactly. It is one album composed on a two discs. What's the problem?

    August 2013
  • chryseis

    Ugh. Who's genius idea was it combine to CD1 and CD2? There's two discs not one.

    August 2013
  • CrybKeeper

    I will simply repeat what Progbeetle said: "This really is an amazing album. And it's not cheesy at all when you think of it as a fairy tale. That's how it's supposed to sound... for me anyway. I think it is the most imaginative of Ayreon's albums and my personal favourite. It always gives me goosebumps... the crisp sound... the composition... the vocals... Yes, please!" [2]

    January 2012
  • DarkBarni

    The Best!

    December 2011
  • progbeetle

    This really is an amazing album. And it's not cheesy at all when you think of it as a fairy tale. That's how it's supposed to sound... for me anyway. I think it is the most imaginative of Ayreon's albums and my personal favourite. It always gives me goosebumps... the crisp sound... the composition... the vocals... Yes, please!

    November 2011
  • escruting

    Anyone finds the CD2 a lot better than the first? With the exception of "Isis and Osiris".

    August 2011
  • zxc2323

    I go giddy with joy when I think of this album.

    March 2011
  • t3hoLaama

    One of the best ever!

    February 2011
  • de9ka

    "they need to make a movie out of this" -> nooo, I think that ITEC has a storyline as the computer game:D I would like to play this game;)

    January 2011
  • Izhorian

    a masterpiece

    December 2010
  • Rowan5215

    they need to make a movie out of this >_> [2] And all of Ayreon's albums with it.

    October 2010
  • Drifting_Sands

    God does exist and his name is Arjen Anthony Lucassen!

    October 2010
  • AlexboyCO

    This is music history! Every song is great!

    September 2010
  • nathinha_123

    fucking brilliant masterpiece!

    July 2010
  • fry1077

    they need to make a movie out of this >_>

    April 2010
  • niespodziewanka

    Anneke, Arjen, Wilson, Westerholt, Oosthoek, Balogh - my favs here.

    March 2010
  • der_ketzer

    Overrated

    February 2010
  • Emtay13

    Underrated, imo...

    December 2009
  • Derek14014

    I explained this album to my design teacher, and he responded with "Sounds alot like D&D"

    November 2009
  • daniloalfredo

    My favourite vocal in this album is Jay van Feggelen... he's amazing

    October 2009
  • Emperor_Shrimp

    Thanks for adding more color to the music scene!

    August 2009
  • duffeknol

    first few songs gave me goosebumps, but it takes WAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY too long to actually get going. Half of CD1 is filler.

    June 2009
  • Fristron

    Definitly the best Arjen's album. 9,5/10.

    May 2009
  • ignjholio

    savrseno!

    May 2009
  • The_Onilord

    The more I listen to this album the more I like it. No weak songs in it, wonderful instrumental work, good lyrics(some a bit cheesy, yes, but good nonetheless) and a superb election of singers. My favourite Ayreon album with The Universal Migrator, and an essential of the genre I would dare to say.

    March 2009
  • eGe5

    great album

    December 2008
  • michalmet

    ...and the voice of Anneke.. she's really great singer with a beauty and addicting voice... Great album, but not the best (for me of course).

    November 2008
  • ko-Mik

    It came out ten years ago so I guess I can start calling it a classic. I like all Ayreon albums, but this one as a whole gives the best listening experience. It's the only one with virtually no weak points. Rock-solid. Don't be uncool, dude, it really is an amazing flight through space.

    October 2008
  • xelerad

    @bartjanssen : it's part of an enhanced section (playable in computers) in the special edition reissue, released in 2004. And it is worth it, I may add! ;)

    July 2008
  • adrik_klassen

    My favorite one, and yes, this is the best album Arjen made.

    February 2008
  • Dementor-TSF

    The BEST album of Arjen!

    February 2008
  • Imek

    It's embarrassing how long it took me to realise that the Forever aliens in this album are the same as the ones in 01011001..

    December 2007
  • Kinetic-

    Multimedia Section with Interview is so awesome. The solo towards the end mesmerize me :D

    October 2007
  • Lonevoid

    Actually it's my favourite album of Ayreon. Great music, voices and lyrics

    October 2007
  • Araanor

    Strange concept, strange album.

    September 2007
  • paranoideo

    Electric Castle >> The Human Equation

    September 2007
  • Neelahn

    I think the music on Into the electric castle is better than that on THE. My first Ayreon album wast THE, I listened to it for like a zillion times. But ever since I got Into the electric castle, I hardly ever listen to THE anymore. Except for my favorite songs, that is

    July 2007
  • Luc1d

    great music, great overall story, terrible lyrics.

    June 2007
  • xelerad

    I agree with Mamsaac, this album is glorious and deserves more recognition.

    May 2007
  • bradyohalloran

    I think it's because THE is far less cheesy than this one. Some of the lyrics on this one make me cringe.

    May 2007
  • Mamsaac

    This album should get way much more love that it does. It's as good as THE... but nobody listens to it.

    April 2007