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ÆNIMA

Tool

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.09 | 859 ratings

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Rune2000
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5 stars This is in my opinion the best Tool-album since the creativity is so evident that it basically just flows out of each member! The band reinvented their style here and turned this album into a rare spectacle for the listeners.

This was the first time Tool introduced small interludes between their compositions. All of these fillers that will become somewhat unnecessary on their later releases actually work magnificently here since they create transitions and set the mood for the upcoming compositions.

There are many highlights starting with the tour de force of the first three tracks and ending with the wonderful Third Eye. Yes, I have always had a soft spot for the great final track Third Eye, unfortunately listening to it today didn't really hit the note for me. Still it by no means lowers the overall quality of Ænima, an album that everyone should hear.

***** star songs: Stinkfist (5:11) Eulogy (8:28) H. (6:07) Forty Six & 2 (6:04) Intermission (0:56) Pushit (9:55) Ænema (6:39)

**** star songs: Useful Idiot (0:38) Message To Harry Manback (1:53) Hooker With A Penis (4:33) Jimmy (5:24) Die Eier Von Satan (2:17) Cesaro Summability (1:26) (-) Ions (4:00) Third Eye (13:47)

Rune2000 | 5/5 |

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