Is it possible to write something that hasn't been said
about Tool before? Not so sure, because Tool is one of a very few
absolutely unique metal bands on this planet!
The Tool experience begins even before you can get anywhere near the
music - once more the booklet is a big FUCK YOU to piracy and
Second best selling progressive metal band in the World - only second to
Rush - has created their own niche in the metal community with their
rather unique style. Tool is one of those bands you either hate or love,
there's no middle ground with them.
"10,000 Days" is just like their pervious albums a very big
challenge for us - the listeners. Their soundscapes, musical patterns
and general sound is absolutely not for everybody, and once more they
are pushing the limits of their style even further.
This is by far the Tool album I've had the least problems with, but it's
not an easy listening experience at all... and they do still create
parts, which leaves me thinking: "What?" – Way too spacey
for my likings.
Tool is still an intense, complex and very tight unit - only using 4
instruments - bass, guitars, drums and vocals - to create the basic
soundscapes. Sure they do still drift off to more industrial sounds
using keyboards and sound effects - but basically it's the excellent
rhythm section of Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor that creates the
fundamentals, and combined with the excellent guitar play by Adam Jones
and the vocals of Maynard James Keenan, they have once more created an
musical joyride into their very special universe.
To compliment the Tool universe of music is a crystal clear production
that emphasizes the outstanding performance by Justin on this album;
some the bass-lines on this album makes you drop your jaw - simply
If you loved the other Tool albums, then I am sure
you'll love this one as well - in due time - and if you are up for a big
musically challenge, then I suggest you’d give this one a shot.