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Experimental/Post Metal

4.21 | 1639 ratings

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2 stars Like some fellow reviewer I have to say that this is not a bad record, but since TOOL is absolutely not "my cup of tea", I can't as well give a higher rating to it. I wouldn't also deny its status as a prog album, it owns in fact the the typical features for prog like lengthy songs and some complexity, but as another previous reviewer mentioned the music is noisy and aggressive and and that's why I don't like it. I don't mind dark or depressive music but theirs is going even beyond that. This might be an excellent band and their name is all the times mentioned together with KING CRIMSON's, a band I like very much in fact, but although they are carrying some obvious influence by late KC I can't get familiar with their kind of music, and I tried very very many times. I was hesitating quite a long time whether I should review an album of this band at all, since it's really difficult to judge, if one does not like the type of music at all. But looking at the overall high rating of this album and others by them obviously almost exclusively made by fans I thought it could need some neutral rating as some balance for that. Giving 2 stars (which means fans only) does not imply that I hate TOOL, I just don't like the music, but I appreciate the effort of the musicians and probably it's good music for the one's who like such somber and aggressive stuff.
hdfisch | 2/5 |


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