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10,000 DAYS



Experimental/Post Metal

3.87 | 943 ratings

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3 stars NOTE: Tool is definately a band of aquired taste!

This was my first album I got from this band, at first I didnt understand how the band works, but after a couple hundred or so (exageration) listens I finally got it. Now Tool is my Favirote modern band! Ok to the review, I'm only doing the REAL song! NO Lipan Conjuring, lost chords, or Viginti tres.

Vicarious- A phenominal song! so what if its a little mainsteam, everything is in place! This being the first song, shows how Maynard has stepped up as a singer and really shows off his vocal chords, without yelling, or screaming. The only complaint is that the lyrics are pretty stupid, cause I'm pretty sure Maynard does not nead to see things die! 9-10

Jambi- Many people say this song is overdone and repetitive, well I learned how to play it on guitar, and I must say it is very hard, complicated and well thought out. The guitar keeps a driving, yet non-intrusive rythym, to show off Carreys amazing skill, and Chancillors beautiful bassline. This also happens to be some of the most thoughtful lyrics tool has produced! 10-10

Wings for mary part 1- I cant help but feel that this song and the next are just a remake of parabol/parabola, but what the hell they're great! This song (like parabol) is very mellow and you cant understand a word... its great 8-10

Wings for Mary part 2- The best song on the album lyrically, and Adams best guitar solo! Jones is always bashed for his lack of soloing, so he hands it right back to them by giving the people one, for about five minuetes! "Fetch me the spirit the son and the father, tell them they're pillar of faith has ascended". I cant tell whether thats religous or anti religous, either way a superb song! 10-10

The Pot- Not very good, Though Maynards vocals are sweet and beautiful, its way too commercially acceptable, its simply not made for the music, which I find very disgusting! Also the instrumental section completely collapses on them. 3-10

Rossetta Stoned- Yet another song about drugs, at least I think, Maynard is too pissed off to understand throughout half of the song. Still it is better than the Pot. Some nice playing by the band, but not a very firm song structure. 5-10

Intesion- This song is a good song to cool down from the very angry rossetta stoned. very emotive and some very nice percussion from Carrey. Gets a little boring though after the first five minuetes. 7-10

Right in two- Its true a political message song... from Tool, Holy crap its good though. It starts with an eerie acoustic and percussive intro, with Maynard questioning why God made foolish humans have free will. Then goes into the most powerfull riff in the album, complete with palm muting and even a small drum solo! This song never fails to impress me, everything is excellent! 10-10

Well, there you have it, if this album didnt have so many do nothing songs and mainsteam craving, it would be a complete masterpiece! For now 4 stars will do.

Six Months later...

Wow, this album is almost unistenable to me, but I cant just change a rating DRAMATICALLY because of lapsed time. 3 stars.

Dim | 3/5 |


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