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10,000 DAYS

Tool

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.83 | 694 ratings

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Sophocles
5 stars After being a Tool fan since their first steps it's rather difficult to write a review of this album. I tend to agree with many people that this is not the best Tool album so far. Still this record has a lot to offer. Yes they don't go too far from their previous works, I believe that there is a small downfall after the sixth song but these demerits can only steal one star from this review.

Because this album, just as every Tool album, delivers lessons to all of us. Whenever you listen to Tool music you sense something different. You feel that there is something dark, heavy but also sweet and sour in the atmosphere surrounding you. It overwhelms you. If you are searching for straightforward music or for complex virtuoso music then you must have problems digesting this music. The only label you can put to their music is "Tool".

Usually I don't review the albums song by song cause in prog usually we are talking about concept albums or at least "based on an idea" albums. But in this case I must make an exception and say a few things about the title song "10.000 days". The lyrics of this song and the story behind it mends perfectly with the changes and the climax of the music. It opens your "third eye". As for the rest of the songs well they can make you tap your fingers or bang your head. And the musicians, well, they are so solid (drums - bass - guitar) taming their riffs and inventing rhythms. I believe that in this record the drums steal the show.

I was about to give 4 stars. Then a heard a new fan saying that this album is his favourite. Maybe it creates something in you that in my case it is already there. So 4.5 stars from me. Almost perfect.

Sophocles | 5/5 |

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