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Experimental/Post Metal

4.22 | 1379 ratings

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4 stars Well first off i must say that i hate tool's lyrics and for what they stand for...but their music is incredible. I have always wanted to hear a band that can play rhythms so tight and so complex that it would take years for someone to master and well to me that's what Tool is. I really didn't like Undertow it was too weird and Aneima has great music but the lyrics suck cause all maynard does is say F U FU. However LATERALUS to me is probably Tool at their best and most mature as you got lots of great polyrhythmic songs that will blow your mind away. I can tell that these guys love to play songs in time signatures like 5/8 or 12/8 for that matter cause that's what most of these songs are in. Anyway all the songs really display some awesomeness with the great heavy metal opener THE GRUDGE with some great rhythms by the band all with Maynard's scream that lasts for like a million years, then you see a very mellow side to with the beautiful PATIENT i love the drumming in this one when Danny Carey goes from triplet double bass hits to some extreme thiry second notes. but some of my all time favorites are these great heavy tracks like PARABOLA, TICKS AND LEECHES, SCHISM, AND OF COURSE LATERALUS. These songs definitely can show the band at its finest with their very progy style however i wish maynard would've calmed down a bit in TICKS AND LEECHEs still i love this song because of the greatness of mr. carey. Then comes the shorter tracks which i really don't care for since their intros but then you have in my opinion the arabian section of the album with is DISPOSITION, REFLECTION, AND TRIAD. Which is originally suppose to be a 23 minute song but were seperated into tracks. at times the songs sound weird but really sound groovy when you listen carefully. This album would've given my grade a 5 star if it wasn't for the last track having that weird sound effect going and letting danney carey's solo play out more. I do love the great rhythm section of Danny, Adam, and Justin just sometimes i wish Adam would play some more solos but the stuff he does in this album are awesome. This was my first Tool album and i still get excited from hearing the rhythms in this album. Definitely one of the best progressive metal rhythm bands ever.
Progdrummer05 | 4/5 |


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