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Experimental/Post Metal

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King Crimson776
5 stars Lateralus is one the best albums of the new millenium. Tool have created their masterwork with this one; tighter than Aenima, and more powerful than 10,000 Days. This is where it came together best for them, and you can hear some serious inspiration on this album. The Grudge, The Patient, Schism, Parabola, Lateralus, and Reflection all use the Tool formula to powerful effect and are all in their top 10 best tracks. I also like Ticks and Leeches, a track that some don't because of the vitriolic spat vocals from Maynard. I think the track is powerful and the riffage is good. The quiet middle part is also very well done, with Maynard in the background in some strange Toolish swamp cussing and ripping off the ticks and leeches you can picture all over his body. Not to mention Triad, the best track Isis never recorded. I'd say that as a metal album, it's the best of the decade, as a prog album in the top 5, and as music, truly essential to all fans of powerful music.
King Crimson776 | 5/5 |


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