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ÆNIMA

Tool

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.09 | 890 ratings

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Mlaen
1 stars I've already wasted too much precious time exploring this pitiful piece, so I'll be brief. This is one of the most meaningless and emptiest albums I've ever experienced. It also happens to be awfully boring, lacking ANY trace of beauty, power, inspiration or emotion (except for anger). Just take a look at the lyrics - ignorant, pseudo-intelectual mess. Pure pretentiousness selling itself as something smart. I have a feeling Mr. Maynard James Keenan got things terribly wrong.

Music fits lyrics perfectly - mostly a screaming noise in the grunge/nu-metal style; atonal musical wankery, if you like. Nothing truely progressive here. Tons of heavy, repetitive riffs and repulsive vocals. Dull, pointless fillers (trying to sound interesting) every now and then. (Recipe read in German sounds particularly funny, can't stop laughing, help me please.) No melody. No rhythm. No hooks. No catchiness... Oh, I almost forgot - drumming is decent.

To end up in a brighter way, I'll quote another reviewer's joke: ''Tool is not popular and highly rated because the world is coming to an end, they are popular and highly rated because the world has already ended.''

Would you excuse me now, I'm getting a headache. Goodbye Tool, hope I never hear from you again.

Mlaen | 1/5 |

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