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10,000 DAYS

Tool

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.82 | 691 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars 4.5 stars. This just keeps growing on me, unlike "Lateralus" which was love at first listen. Man this album has a lot of bottom end to it, the windows in my truck literally shake when I turn the volume way up.

"Vicarious" opens with this dark and brooding soundscape that gets really intense a minute in.The bass is great ! This is such a good song. "Jambi" has even more heavy bass on it if that's possible. I like the way the guitar plays over the lava of bass and drums. "Wings For Marie (pt.1)" has this thick, stifling atmosphere throughout with a brief breakout after 4 minutes. This song blends into "10,000 Days (Wings pt.2)" a song that gets better as it goes. It has a similar heavy sound as part 1, with some samples of thunder and rain. As the heavy atmosphere leaves so does the storm, and check out the guitar melodies 5 minutes in.

"The Pot" is another great tune with higher pitched vocals to open with some good bass lines. The guitar is heavy throughout and the sound is amazing 4 1/2 minutes in. "Lipan Conjuring" sounds like natives chanting. "Lost Keys (Blame Hoffman)" has some noises while the guitar slowly plays and then we hear people talking. "Rosetta Stoned" is punishingly heavy with fast paced vocals. This vocal style changes and the drumming is quite impressive. The guitar is good towards the end of the song. "Intension" is different with noises and softer, distant sounding vocals. Some really good drumming and the heaviness is back. "Right In Two" opens with guitar and it becomes as heavy as hell ! The percussion is cool, and the song speeds up to an amazing sound. "Viginti Tres" sounds like noises from the pit.

Another dark, heavy and atmospheric winner from TOOL !

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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