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OPIATE (EP)

Tool

 

Experimental/Post Metal

2.79 | 166 ratings

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3 stars "Opiate" is the official debut release by US alternative rock/metal act Tool. The 6 track, 26:54 minutes long EP was released in March 1992 by Zoo Entertainment.

Toolīs take on post alternative rock/metal is very unique. Itīs a highly rythmic experience listening to the bandīs music. Bass, drums and guitar are the simple foundation on which Tool build their music. On top of that Maynard James Keenan passionate vocal delivery almost act like an extra instrument. One moment aggressive and raw, the next minute sensitive and emotional. On "Opiate" he is mostly aggressive though. The more subtle vocals of later recordings are not that dominant here.

The EP features 4 studio and 2 live recordings which are more or less in the same vein. Pretty decent aggressive alternative rock/metal. "Opiate" isnīt necessarily a good place to start if you are new to Tool but the quality of the release is allright and a 3 star rating is deserved.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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