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Experimental/Post Metal

4.22 | 1379 ratings

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Equality 7-2521
4 stars A excellent dark, moody, and emotional album from perhaps the most original prog-metal band on the scene today.

The music here is driven by the incredibly powerful drumming of Danny Carrey. He has an amazing sense of rhythm and even while playing in the most complex signatures he allows the listener to get sucked in and to grove along. He draws on a variety of influences for his drumming with tribal being the most unique and adding the greatest to his originality and power.

The music is comprised mostly of the rhythm section with Adam Jones jumping in at the perfect moments to add the most delicate texture, or solo to fit the song like a key into a lock. Maynard comes in on top of all of this with his vocals that will move you whether you like it or not. The man can sustain a note like few others and holds emotion with him the entire time. Whether screaming or gently lulling he adds a great presence to the music.

The album contains a fair mix of tunes. It has your obligatory rocking out sessions with "The Grudge", "Parabola", and "Ticks and Leeches", but it also has its more atmospheric and overall stronger moments. If you're going to buy one Tool album let this be it but be warned after you hear this you won't be able to stop with just one.

Equality 7-2521 | 4/5 |


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