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Experimental/Post Metal

4.22 | 1644 ratings

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4 stars Tool's most acclaimed release, Lateralus gives us one of the most commercially available "prog" albums in quite some time. However, this is probably one of the most overrated albums in the prog archive, much like DT's Metropolis Pt 2., and they are overrated because of the building fan base from previous albums.

Lateralus, when compared to Aenima, pales in comparison. Aenima is more interesting, and generally the songs hold more qeight to them. A cool Lateralus concept is the Fibonacci numbers, which adds quite the intrigue to the album. Lateralus has many filler songs, like Aenima did, but the ones in Aenima were far more interesting than what is found here. The great tracks here are The Grudge, Schism, and Lateralus, with the rest being ok, but nothing amazing.

Lateralus is fairly heavy, and while interesting, lacks the depth that we find on Aenima. However, this album is far better than the abysmal 10,000 days.

OpethGuitarist | 4/5 |


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