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Experimental/Post Metal

4.21 | 1639 ratings

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1 stars This low rating gives a glimpse of what a bad record I think this is. But everything wasn't bad. I will begin with telling you what was nice and then start the indictment. "Lateralus" is the American Experimental/post metal band's third record and it was released in 2001. It has a total lenght of 76:15 minutes and features Maynard James Keenan(vocals), Adam Jones(guitars), Justin Chancellor(bass) and Danny Carey(drums). Somebody suggested Tool music when I told him I was into prog rock and open minded as I am this was an excellent occation to try something new.

Firstly the cover is an amazing piece of art and secondly there was two minutes of wonderful silence in the end of the track "Triad". Tool also uses very skillfull drums and in the song "Reflection" i heard oriental influences, perhaps instruments. Sometimes the overall feeling of the sound is appreciating(when I can't hear the voice). The best song is "Disposition" that was mild and also melodic.

But this listening was real pain for me. This music i very too long lasting and it is depressing all the time. This is not the most heavy music I have heard(and I like som really heavy stuff) but this was so psychotic I don't want to hear it again. The music is slow and very boring. Where is the intended melodies? I'm not sure I can hear any! Well the instrumentation is very good, well performed and I won't disagree this is progressive. The musicians are very clever in their stuff but I am not the man to handle it. Without vocals this record could have gained two stars from me because of it's sometimes cleverness but I found the vocals horrible. There are extremely atrocious and whining. This also reminds me of other very bad sounding music such as alternative rock and grunge etc. I wouldn't recommend you this album.

DrömmarenAdrian | 1/5 |


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