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10,000 DAYS

Tool

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.85 | 859 ratings

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3run3r
5 stars Well, firstly TOOL is a recent discovery. I've ever considered their works very overrated and poor, but first impressions are mostly wrong. So I gave TOOL another chance, everyone spoke well of them, of their complexity, ecc., so I had to be the problem, for sure. And, hehe, I was the problem, at all.

10,000 DAYS is such an amazing album, a very painstaking work, very complex but with many emotive picks in the whole minutage (very high at all). Before analyzing the music side, two words about the artwork. MAGNIFICENT. One of the best in the whole music history, I think.

Our journey starts with VICARIOUS, awesome intro that leads easily into 10,000 DAYS mood and atmosphere. Lyrics and music are perfectly mixed and both with Keenan's weird voice make this song be one of best in the whole work. (9-)

JAMBI is quite similiar to the precedent track, anyway it has moore groove and speed and an unbelievable bass & drum line. The result sounds a little more inferior than VICARIOUS. (8)

Then, WINGS FOR MARIE first "wings" part. Very strange structure and melody line. Almost an ambient track, a very dark one. It's good, but it sounds like as it's gonna explode in any time, but it doesn't. (7+)

Second "wings" part, 10,000 DAYS has some similiarities with his predecessor but it's way more definite and also amazing and emotive lyrics that like in case of VICARIOUS, can mix with music in a perfect way. Ten and more minutes will flew away in an unbelievable way. (8.5)

THE POT is an unexpected track, while being anyway TOOLish. Keenan's voice and melody lines will hypnotize and mesmerize your senses, so pay attention. All TOOL's groove and power explode in a magnificent way in this track making surprised all listeners. Worth listening. (8.5)

LIPAN CONJURING sounds like a minute of weirds Indian's chorus that maybe has the honor, with its successor LOST KEYS, a totally atmospheric, thoughtful and mellow track, of introducing maybe the best track in the whole album, ROSETTA STONED. A stunning guitar riff, combined with raging Keenan vocals, wake us up and makes us wandering in our souls mazes. Lyrics are simply PERFECT and decuplicate the value of this fantastic track. It'll make you want to cry and cry again. (9)

INTENSION has the job to relax our sense shaken and raped by ROSETTA. Seven minutes will easily flew away taking with themselves some slow and mellow, psychedelic and athmo issues. Nice, so nice. (7.5)

10,000 DAYS' outro name is RIGHT IN TWO, considering VIGINTI TRES only a couple of weird noises. It begins with a heartbreaking guitar arpeggio that leads into vocals (as in the whole album, lyrics are masterpieces). It reminds me a bit VICARIOUS track. The whole song seem goes in the same direction, but slow guitar's arpeggio will lead in an amazing drum line on about fourth minute. After an unexpected tribal extract music becomes heavier and systematically more violent. Such an amazing outro. Only a bit repetetive. (8+)

10,000 DAYS could not be your favourite, you could not like the intricated and difficult band sonorities. Give this album many listenings while reading lyrics. Because, I say, this is a music masterpiece.

9-/10 - 5 Stars

3run3r | 5/5 |

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