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Experimental/Post Metal

4.21 | 1639 ratings

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5 stars I remember it well, that first listen. I don't mean first listen whilst with a friend in a car talking over it. No, I am talking alone, in the dark, in my room, 14 years old. That was 11 years ago now, but some things you just don't forget. That first listen. And that was it. I felt it, I was away.

So, it's not a secret, I love Tool. You know when some things just 'click' with you and how you feel and who you are as a person. Well this band do, more specifically, this album does. That first listen, laying on my bed, no distraction, just me and Lateralus.

The basslines, the guitars, the drums, and of course the vocals, each play their vital part in creating this beautiful album. You can tell right away that you are in for something special, just upon hearing that intro to The Grudge.

This album grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let go. I have heard and read peoples opinions when it comes to the 'fillers' on this album. Like a lot of prog albums i have come across, any 'fillers' are just segues into the next song, this album, to me, is just one long song. And what a song at that.

In a nutshell, it's heavy in the right places, it's relaxing and ambient in the next. If you haven't already, you should listen to this album, in full, at least once in your life. I really recommend it.

LateralusDSOTM | 5/5 |


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