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Experimental/Post Metal

4.22 | 1375 ratings

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Faces and Traces
5 stars Despite strong warnings from the website about this, my first ever 5 star review, I don't feel as if I could rate it with anything else.

Tool, along with Genesis and Nine Inch nails were one of the bands that really got me to start "listening" to music rather than just hearing it. This album is a truly original and ingenious effort from a band who have always strived to push boundaries, with their hypnotic rhythms- Often copied, never bettered, and Maynard's voice subtly moving or epically soaring in, above and around the music, their sound, to my personal taste, is unique and amazing. This Album is a perfect example of Tool doing what Tool do best, and absolutely faultless in my eyes.

Opening track the grudge drives along, with spiralling, driving rhythms, The patient mesmerises, Ticks and Leeches will get your head banging, but for me, the album highlight is the middle section of lateralus Every time.

Faces and Traces | 5/5 |


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