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10,000 DAYS

Tool

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.85 | 859 ratings

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msteele
2 stars I purchased this album back when it first came out earlier this year and am just getting around to writing my review now. I have to admit I remember being really excited to hear this album because of Tools previous achievements, but I find it hard to go back and listen to it again.

Two words come to mind when I think about this album. Let Down.

I would have to say that most of Tools albums have a time period that must pass before you get hooked, but it hasn't happened for me on 10,000 days.

I'll admit that I enjoy Vicarious due to its progressive nature, but the majority of the rest of the album left me hanging! Vicarious is still nothing copared to Shsim for me. A masterpiece.

Jambi is progressive and has roots from previous Tool albums. But for some reason, I feel the song lags on forever. It never hooks me or does anything to inspire me.

Wings For Marie and 10,00 days for me is a complete waste of space! I'm sure Tool are attempting to build a soundscape with the vast open, long held notes. My problem is that it doesn't sound like a song what so ever.

The high point of the album for me is the chorus of the song The Pot. "You must have been sooo hiiigh" is the only catchy passge on the album that was worth remembering.

Lipan Conjuring and Lost Keys shouldn't even be on the album what is it? They don't even sound like an actual band. It sounds more like a sample or something of that nature. Not a real composition. It's over 4 and a half minutes of dead air. A real disapointment.

Rosetta Stoned sounds like a prog/rap with a LOT of repeated riffs. Again, the lack of any true inspired composition really gets to me.

By the time we get to the final track, Right in Two, you might be asleep. Another song that has roots of Tool but never gabs my attention enough not to want to switch to another album worth listenting to.

In ending, I guess I shouldn't have had such high hopes for this album but I did and I was let down by 10,000 days. Vicarious and The Pot are the highlights of the album. If they didn't waste so much space on the album with dead air and actually wrote more actual songs, this would be a much happier post and I would be a much happier reviewer.

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