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SCHISM

Tool

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.83 | 49 ratings

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2 stars Basically this is just a small package which includes a DVD and a thin little booklet. Within the DVD is the music video for Tool's "Schism", one of the best songs from the album "Lateralus". It's a strange song performed in a very odd time signature, and the video is even stranger.

Two strange humanoid like beings are seen acting in a very basic and unevolved fashion and moving in slow-motion, in a very disturbing way. The effects and makeup used is astounding, and fits in well with the song.

The DVD doesn't have many extras. It has an ambient style remix of the song and dual commentary, which is strange as it's two people talking through each speaker. A bit mind- boggling.

I'd only really reccomend this to fans of Tool, and if you're going to try the band, I'd first try "Lateralus" or "10,000 Days", as these are full albums and give you more for your money.

This and the Parabola DVD are pretty cool collectors items for those who enjoyed "Lateralus", and are presented in a nice digipak with some artwork, so if you liked that album, then, by all means, get this and have fun watching the material.

The only reason why I'd give this 2 stars is because I wouldn't reccomend it to anyone who isn't a fan of Tool, and it's really only meant for people who have the albums and want to expand their collection. If you're one of those then it's probably going to be worth your money.

ProgStage | 2/5 |

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