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Experimental/Post Metal

4.22 | 1645 ratings

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4 stars One of those groups who have attained almost mythical status despite only issuing a handful of albums, Tool are known for their stark prog-metal landscapes, cinematic grandeur and aggressively anti-establishment lyrics, all the while enjoying unprecedented commercial success. Of their three major studio efforts, it is 2001's' Lateralus' that seems to have the faithful drooling the most, showcasing the razor-sharp guitars, sand- blasted metal wig-outs and surprisingly deft instrumental flourishes that have turned Tool into major label stars. Picking out highlights from a work as dense as 'Lateralus', however, seems a moot point. Like many of the better progressive albums, this is a complete work that demands constant attention, though occasional longeurs and unattractive noise-squalls do occasionally permeate the meaty din. If you have yet to sample the delights of this singular outfit, then there is really only one place to start: here. STEFAN TURNER, STOKE NEWINGTON, 2013
stefro | 4/5 |


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