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Experimental/Post Metal

4.09 | 859 ratings

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Billy Pilgrim
5 stars First off I will say that I'm a huge huge Tool fan. The reasons for this are, Danny's drums, Maynard's vocals and lyrics, and the content of the songs. You will find no other band that writes about what Tool writes about, which is usually about spiritual matters, songs like 46&2 and Third Eye are about spiritual evolution mostly. Tool also writes about emotion, Pushit, H. And also human nature with Stinkfist, a song about how we get bored with everything, and we start to do self destructive things to just try to feel alive. Aenima for me is the album I've learned most from, and grown from and to me that's what music is all about, growing as a person, learning something from it, and of course enjoying it. Which brings me to the music. Danny's drums are mind blowing, unlike anything ever heard. Just listen to the title track. Adam Jones is simply an average guitarist for me but I'm ok with that as it fits the music perfectly. Justin Chanceler is an above average bass player, and we can hear his talent in 46&2 espeacialy, and throughout the whole cd. The real virtue here is Maynard Keenan who writes and sings, great voice. Aenima is a very important album to me, and is a great prog metal cd. That being said, I don't think it's for everyone, but if you're looking for great prog metal, with rich melodies, great musical talent, and the best lyrics in prog, give this a shot. 5 easy stars.
Billy Pilgrim | 5/5 |


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