While Ayreon's 'Forever/Planet Y' saga seemed to have reached its conclusion
with the album 01011001, it's clear that Arjen Lucassen's creative muses
had other plans. The new Ayreon album the source revisits the forever saga,
adding a whole new chapter to Lucassen's impressive body of work. With its
top-flight cast of singers and musicians, compelling songs, overwhelming
sound, and intriguing story, The Source offers everything that has gained
Lucassen dedicated fans worldwide since he laid the foundations of Ayreon
back in the mid-90's.
Just as on his previous albums, The Source has Arjen Lucassen playing a wide
variety of instruments, while the inimitable Ed Warby (O.A. Elegy, Gorefest,
Hail of Bullets) once again masterfully handles the drums, and features vocal
contributions from renowned artists like James Labrie (Dream Theater),
Simone Simons (Epica), Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Hansi KÜrsch (Blind
Guardian), Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia), and Russell Allen (Symphony X).
1. The Day That The World Breaks Down
2. Sea Of Machines
3. Everybody Dies
4. Star Of Sirrah
5. All That Was
6. Run! Apocalypse! Run!
7. Condemned To Live
1. Aquatic Race
2. The Dream Dissolves
3. Deathcry Of A Race
4. Into The Ocean
5. Bay Of Dreams
6. Planet Y Is Alive!
7. The Source Will Flow
8. Journey To Forever
9. The Human Compulsion
10. March Of The Machines