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Experimental/Post Metal

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Queen By-Tor
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1 stars Tool starts their career on a much different note.

The first release by prog-metal heads Tool is an EP which is home to a sound that's a far cry from their later, more in-depth work. Even their first full length album "Undertow" has a very different sound from this, and that was a good change in pace. What we're presented with here is a band without direction, releasing a debut with a bunch of scattered songs, all very generically standard metal. This is an ep that is definately for fans and collectors, but there are some moments that sound like the Tool we now know. Possibly the one standout on this mess is the coda OPIATE, which shows a very progressive direction in a 5 minute form. The rest of the material here, as stated before, is simply too scattered to get in to.

Some fans may find a soft spot for it, but this is definately an album to avoid for the non-Tool prog-fans out there. 1.5 stars, this one's for fans and completionists only.

Queen By-Tor | 1/5 |


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