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10,000 DAYS

Tool

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.83 | 689 ratings

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Tristan Mulders
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4 stars Tool - 10,000 Days

Hailed as one of the best album of its year, Tool's "10,000 Days" for me was the album that really caught my attention for this American band. Part of what got me interest in this band was down to the unique album cover. The three-dimensional images and the special 'glasses' make this album stand out on display in any record store! It is not the most practical packaging for placement within your CD collection though.

Musically seen it's all rather typically Toolesque: i.e. a lot of repetition of melodies, especially on the guitar, and percussion based drumming. Even the occasional outburst of ambient noise is present yet again! (Not counting the rather pointless hidden track!)

Unlike my experience with Tool's previous album "Lateralus", here I find most of the album rather good. It comes across as a more balanced album. Though, how much I like this album, I have to admit that the charm of this album is not its means to progress, but its ability to hypnotise the listener by means of the often present droning playing of the instruments, most noticeably the repetitive guitar structures!

Nice fact: apparently the Wings for Marie songs in combination with the hidden track Viginiti Tres can be synchronised in a sound editing program and make up a 'new' song, that is: the original 11 minute title tack (Part 2 of the suite) will be expanded with additional instrumentation and ambience from the two other tracks and these blend in perfectly!

Tristan Mulders | 4/5 |

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