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3.94 | 72 ratings | 5 reviews | 61% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Schism (video) (6:47)

Total Time 6:47

Line-up / Musicians

- Maynard James Keenan / vocals
- Justin Chancellor / bass
- Danny Carey / drums
- Adam Jones / guitars, video direction

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TOOL Schism ratings distribution

(72 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(61%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(25%)
Good, but non-essential (7%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
Poor. Only for completionists (1%)

TOOL Schism reviews

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Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Conor Fynes
4 stars 'Schism' - Tool (Single)

Forty-eight time signature changes. From that parameter alone, it would be hard to write a cohesive and successful song. But here it is; Tool's glorious opus and masterpiece-song.

This song has complexity, beauty and rage. I would not call myself a fervent Tool fan but this is a song that really resonates with me.

The video (as always for Tool) is very good. It's not like your typical video where the camera focuses on the singer strutting around. The video is almost like a cartoon; very cryptic and seemingly drug-induced. Strange.

I'm not the biggest fan of Lateralus, but it was worth the purchase if only for this song.

Latest members reviews

1 stars Same as the Parabol Dvd. It consists of 1) A video of the song schism (from their masterpiece "Lateralus") which is disturbing while at the same time interesting. I really like this video and I think it refers to the bible at times. 2) A remix of the same song which as in the Parabol Dvd I fi ... (read more)

Report this review (#91340) | Posted by sularetal | Saturday, September 23, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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 st ... (read more)

Report this review (#87381) | Posted by ProgStage | Wednesday, August 16, 2006 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Ok, same thing I said about the Parabola DVD, I'm not reviewing this on the amount of material. All thats on this DVD is a 7 minute music video, some commentary, and an ambient remix. The video is very well done, but not the meticulous piece of work that Parabola is. The actors are two co ... (read more)

Report this review (#80909) | Posted by int_2375 | Sunday, June 11, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars What can I say..a beautiful piece of modern art and the greatest prog-metal band anywhere in the world.This type of elaborate but mystifying attitude to their own sound, as well as their music videos also makes them one of the most individual bands ever.In fact, even trying to fit them into a ... (read more)

Report this review (#60914) | Posted by | Tuesday, December 20, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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