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10,000 DAYS



Experimental/Post Metal

3.87 | 943 ratings

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5 stars Trim the Fat and you've got a Great album.

Well, I never thought I'd see the day where I would have to eliminate 20 minutes off a Tool album just to make it listenable. I've listened to Undertow, AEnima, and Lateralus at least 50 times, where as I listened to 10,000 days maybe twice in 5 years. I never really thought about until now. The sad truth is that this album is bloated with a lot of unnecessary filler. There are 3-4 dead spots on this album where you lose all momentum and I actually feel bored. The first dead spot is the 11 minute title track 10,000 days (wings part 2). The previous track, Wings part 1 was already a slow song, which I don't mind in the least as its actually pretty decent, but to follow it up with another very slow and drawn out 11 minute song is a huge mistake and is a massive hurtle to get over. At this point this is usually where I turn off the album out of shear boredom. The next deadspot is the god-awful Lipan Conjuring. Need I really say anymore about this track, its just a waste. Lost keys just drags when really I just want the album to flow. Right in Two is really a flawed gem as it builds so well over 3 minute period and then totally blows the climax with "Cut it right in two" repetition. This portion of the song is to dissonant and doesn't flow with the beauty of the rest of the song. We conclude with the irrelevant waste of the time Viginti Tres. Seriously, does anybody actually listen to this. Between undertow's disgustipated, Lateralus's Faaip De Oaid and Viginiti tres I don't know which is worse. They waste 10 minutes of disk space on noise which I will never listen too. If it wasn't for Bill Hick, I wouldn't listed to Third Eye Either and usually turn off AEnima after the title track, but whatever.

In its original form, the album is a failure and yes it pains me to say that but the truth is that I had no desire to listen to this album and that is failure. with the fat trimmed It deserves a 3 out of 5.

When I first got this CD, that's all I had, a CD and CD player and I hated skipping tracks, I just want to put on the CD and let it play, but now today I can just uncheck songs I don't won't on my Ipod and like magic, they are gone.

So I removed

10,000 days Wings part 2 Lipan Conjuring Lost Keys Vinginti Tres

and thus this bloated hour and a half beast is cut down to a more manageable 52 minutes, which I now regularly listen to. Problem solved.

Phoenix87x | 5/5 |


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