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10,000 DAYS



Experimental/Post Metal

3.85 | 859 ratings

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5 stars If you like Tool, you already have this. If you don't, run (don't walk) to your music store and get this now! This album is yet again another step forward for Tool in a different direction, as it for the most part is a little louder and more metal oriented than Lateralus, and it's a definate progression, an absolutely riveting and emotional experience. I had already listened to Vicarious several times before purchasing the album when it came out in Canada yesterday, and I was hoping that I would like the rest of the songs as much as it, and is it turns out, I like most of them better! Jambi starts out hard with a operatic bass and guitar pounding and for and has a really cool talk-box solo a la Mr. Jones near the end and some cool lyrics. Wings For Marie (Pt.1) serves as a nice intro for the next track, used it seems to me in a similar way Disposition is, but is more the length of an actual song. (just over 6 minutes) It is for the most part quiet, but has one abrupt loud part that kind of caught me off guard and is preety cool. 10000 Days (Wings Pt.2) thus far is my favorite track on the album, and is up there with the likes of Reflection for my favorite Tool song ever. The lyrics are absolutely beautiful and the song is ever building into a climax that ends up being very orgasmic indeed. The Pot I find that I actually like this track quite a bit, as it reminds me of some of the songs off of Undertow, which I enjoy immensly, contrary to most it seems. In the beginning of the song, I thought it was a girl singing until the guitar and bass kicked in. Lipan Conjuring is immensly entertaining and I think serves as a pleasant bridge, and sort of sets the tribal mood carried through some themes in the album (Like the front cover and some of the song titles, like Jambi and the Rosetta Stone) Lost Keys (Blame Hofmann) Is an appropriate homage to Albert Hofmann, the 'father' of LSD and is a nice soundscape. Don't like the talking in the end of the song, though. I thought it sort of ruined the flow of things. Rosetta Stoned is unlike any other Tool song I've heard (and I've heard them all) and has a very strange rhythm and gritty and angry vocals. I think it will probably be a grower for me, but as for now I don't really understand it. Still worth 11:11 of my time, though. Intension is more of a quiet song with really cool lyrics, and what can I say... these songs all kick ass and Tool can't do any wrong for me. Right In Two is another one of my favorites on here. I can't really describe all of them too well, because this review is meant to be a first impression on the album, not a detailed synopsis. Viginti Tres is just a bunch of space noise and a perfect outro to this fabulous album. Five years was a long time to wait, but it ended up being worth it, because the end product ended up amazing, as per usual with Tool. And I almost forgot to mention Danny Carey, who in my opinion along with Maynard is the star of this album. Absolutely brutal effective drumming throughout. My conclusion... 5/5 without a doubt
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