Tool

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Added By Mike
13 years ago
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1993-2006 Metal
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8.7 x6
Epic Technical Prog Post Classical/Metal
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54 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, three users rate it lower. 31 users think it is prog, four users think it is merely related to prog and one user thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 48 studio tracks by Tool.
Track durations range from 38s to 24m 35s, averaging at 6m 16s with a standard deviation of 4m 03s.
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Comment by DetoxScission 11 years ago
Tool - 10,000 Days 2006
7.5
Non-Prog Rock
It has some great moments, but it has a tendency to get a little dry when going all the way through the disc.
Review by Kestrel 13 years ago <Permalink>
Tool - 10,000 Days 2006
7.7
I admit... I'm not a Tool fan. However, I figured I would give
this album a shot and some of the songs did impress me.
Vicarious, Jambi, 10,000 Days, The Pot and Right in Two are
pretty good songs. Some of the songs are just plain boring and
aren't worth listening to: Wings for Marie and Intension. They
make me like this album a lot less. The rest of the tracks
(Lipan Conjuring, Lost Keys and Viginti Tres) aren't really
spectacular but serve their purpose and also aren't significant
enough to really affect the rating I'm ending up giving the
album. So all in all, a decent effort but nothing spectacular.
If you're a fan of lyrics though, check this album out. I'm
going to give their other albums a shot as well, perhaps I'll
like them...
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Review by Mike 13 years ago <Permalink>
Tool - 10,000 Days 2006
8.7
Technical Experimental Prog Metal
I love it! To me it seems like a good successor of Lateralus - some tracks are as ambitioned and abstract, others are less tense and and even a bit mellow, reminding of Aenima. I really like the epic of the album - tracks #3 and #4. They're really gloomy and sort of depressing - Maynard never explains the lyrics, but I'm sure they are mostly about his mother, but might also include other topics.

I think that I'll prefer this to Lateralus in the long run - somehow 10,000 Days feels more balanced to me, but it's really too early for a final verdict.
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Review by Mike 13 years ago <Permalink>
Tool - Lateralus 2001
8.9
Experimental Prog Metal
This is a real masterpiece of prog metal ... a genre defining album. I won't go into too much detail in this review, maybe I'll expand it later on. The foremost quality of this album is its unbelievably focused and determined approach - Tool are a quite popular band, but they make absolutely no compromises here. Every little bit is carefully arranged, and the subtle mathematic implications of the rhythmic changes are stunning and never seem uncalled for or out of place. The result is a complex work of art, which is up there with albums like Larks Tongues or A Pleasant Shade of Gray.

This is an absolutely essential album in every prog collection ... even if you don't like prog metal, you should at least have heard this album.
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Lateralus 2001
 #1

8.7 x43
Epic Prog Post Metal/Rock
Ænima 1996
 #2

9.0 x28
Technical Prog Post Metal/Hard Rock
10,000 Days 2006
 #3

8.6 x42
Technical Experimental Prog Post Metal/Classical
Undertow 1993
 #4

8.4 x16
Heavy Prog-Related Post Metal/Rock
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Undertow 1993
 3 years ago
Jozef47
9.3
Heavy Prog-Related Post Metal
Lateralus 2001
 5 years ago
Jozef47
9.6
Technical Prog Post Metal
10,000 Days 2006
 5 years ago
rushfan4
8.8
Heavy Prog Rock
Lateralus 2001
 5 years ago
rushfan4
6.5
Atmospheric Prog Metal
Ænima 1996
 5 years ago
rushfan4
8.3
Heavy Prog Rock
Opiate 1992, EP
 5 years ago
rushfan4
7.0
Heavy Prog Rock
Undertow 1993
 5 years ago
rushfan4
7.7
Heavy Prog Rock
Lateralus 2001
 6 years ago
Logan812
9.9
Prog Metal/Hard Rock
Opiate 1992, EP
 8 years ago
rushfan4
7.0
Heavy Prog Rock
10,000 Days 2006
 8 years ago
Mike
8.7
Technical Experimental Prog Metal
Ænima 1996
 8 years ago
Mike
8.4
Experimental Prog Metal
Lateralus 2001
 9 years ago
rushfan4
6.5
Atmospheric Prog Metal
Lateralus 2001
 9 years ago
Mike
8.9
Experimental Prog Metal
Ænima 1996
 10 years ago
floydispink
7.8
Prog Rock
Lateralus 2001
 10 years ago
floydispink
8.0
Prog Rock
Ænima 1996
 10 years ago
Jozef47
9.3
Heavy Prog Post Metal
Lateralus 2001
 10 years ago
Jozef47
9.6
Technical Prog Post Metal
10,000 Days 2006
 10 years ago
colt2112
8.6
Experimental Prog Metal
10,000 Days 2006
 10 years ago
colt2112
8.6
Experimental Prog Metal