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10,000 DAYS



Experimental/Post Metal

3.87 | 923 ratings

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3 stars Let's see: Fairly long single, a little experimentation, a mish-mash of various prog metal and various useless filler. Yep, it's a Tool album alright.

Vicarious and Jambi are nice openers and say, "Hey, this isn't Lateralus II!". Oh, wait, nevermind. They sound like they came from the recording sessions for that album. That's not so bad, though.

Most of us prog nerds are making a big deal about the Wings combo (side note, I really hate when bands randomly split songs up like this on CDs) but I'm really not too entertained by them. The first part is boring and the second part is bland. Also, if you were expecting something about the around lyrics here, go read a different review.

The Pot is... it's a Tool song. Yep. Keenan does some rather strange vocals here and I don't think they're too effective. Lipan Conjuring is... it's a Tool filler. Yep.

Lost Keys tries to present itself like a Tool filler, but it comes out sounding alright. Also, apparently I'm in the minority, but I think Rosetta Stoned is the best track on here. Rather strange vocals for part of the song here too, but in this case, it's the best vocal effort Keenan's ever done! Very strong song!

Intension, much like the first part of Wings, is pretty boring. Scratch that, it's really boring. This is a side I've never seen of Tool. They had that lame, boring, filler tracks before, but never did they bore me with one actual song on an album before, let alone two! Weak!

Right In Two is... kind of like The Pot II, but sans the high voiced vocals. I guess that makes it better.

The last track is awful and I'm really unconcerned about how, "WOW YOU CAN PUT THEM TOGETHER AND IT SOUNDS COOL". That's no excuse!

You know, when I started writing this review, I was going to stick with my previous thought of four stars. Now that I think about what I've written about these songs, it's more like three stars, maybe even 2.5. Sigh. Maybe they'll make something better in 2011... wouldn't count on it though.

dagrush | 3/5 |


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