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10,000 DAYS

Tool

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.82 | 683 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
3 stars 3.5 stars really!!!

Not really one of the most prolific groups in terms of studio recording, Tool is one of the most spectacular newer metal bands, and their equally spectacular CD production. Yes, this neat .. promotion tool is a rather outstanding artwork even if it could've been bettered designed (most notably in terms of storage), which will probably be reserved for the first edition.

Tool's special form of Psych-progmetal is still rather unique (although I would never call it groundbreaking, either) almost a decade after their second album, the excellent Aenima and it still sounds as good nowadays with this album. There are many outstanding moments on this record (and it is certainly one of my fave from 06): from the awesome two-part title-track (Wing pt1&2) to the powerful Lost Keys, while the slowly evolving, haunting but quieter Intension is building an intense crescendo leading directly into Indian percussion derived Right In two. The only weak point being the closing track, which is not really one, filled with sound collages, which is coming either way too late or best left out.

One of the slight problems is its length, as this album is filled to the brim and by the time you get to the two thirds-mark, a sense of weariness appears: I mean, this yet another ProgMetal album among the many hundreds, and let's face it, this old dog does not have much use for an another of those. Sometimes I wonder if Tool would not be better off releasing shorter albums with a bit less time between them as this album could easily make 1,5 normal album. But for those wanting to discover the style, this is certainly one of the better specimens.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |

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