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10,000 DAYS



Experimental/Post Metal

3.85 | 859 ratings

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3 stars 5 YEARS AFTER

My first approach with Tool was in 2001, I remember I was watching MTV and suddenly this band came into play with their video of "Schism" and I was amused, the heavy metal sound was familiar to me, but the math rock sound (I didn't know what the hell was Math Rock in that time) was so new, the bass playing was awesome and of course, the artistic images fit perfect with the music of the band. I've always considered Tool as a great heavy metal band, but a mid-class progressive band, I've never got so much into their music. This was their first record since they've released "Lateralus"; which was a landmark in their career, with great success as in the critic circles as in the charts, so we all were waiting for a kick ass album and we got the constant Math Rock sound, but in this time Tool adds a little bit of Post Rock parts that spice very well the album, but there are some pieces that are just simply annoying and senseless in my opinion like "Lipan Conjury" and the last track "Virginiti Tres"; which are some kind of fill up songs that have nothing to do with the thematic of the record. The tracks that stand out from the rest are the opening "Vicarious" and "Lost Keys" that explore a little bit more than the previous Tool job. So concluding, this release is not that bad, but I think they had a lot of time to deliver something far much better that this, so at the end of the day I'll just give it 3 stars.

MadcapLaughs84 | 3/5 |


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