This album is very well made. Everyone complaining about how this doesn't sound like Tool is probably the people who have only heard Sober or Schism on MTV back in the day and are expecting that kinda sound. Each song is very long, none are under 10 minutes. That may sound bad, but when you hear the songs and how well executed and calculated each note is in them you'll understand why they are as long as they are. All in all it's a really solid album and if you can get this cd at retail price I'd highly suggest it. if you can buy it digitally, buy it. it's a great album.
It’s alright, I see why Tool fans love it and the sound of it certainly is unique for a rock band. I just don’t really like it. It’s a matter of taste and you may like it. Give it a listen on YouTube before you buy it though.
This album takes listening to a few times to really see it for what it truly is; one of the greatest albums ever recorded! I’ve listened to it repeatedly, and it’s a part of me like another layer of skin. Every song is special and different. I was recently on vacation listening to it every morning walking on the beach. It was a religious experience each morning!
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By Inside Light
Sounds like rehearsal room noodling. To have waited so long and get this load of garbage is a complete waste of everyone’s time. This is not “next level” or show any type of progression in their sound. It literally sounds like rejected scraps from 10,000 Days. I’ve tried...but this album just bores me.
Just keeping ratings up
That’s all I’m here for really... Thanks James I’ll let s8n know to put this on
They are the classical music of metal, in my opinion, and this album to me is one long novel of a musical piece, broken into “movements,” each taking their sweet painful time, unfolding a delicious, powerful, mesmerizing piece of art. Just fantastic. My advice is take your time with it. Let it wash over you. It is truly a masterpiece.
Opened my eyes to a whole different perspective on music
By DK's Tunes
The instrinsic music composition elements within this peice of work astounds me to no other end. I've never looked at music so indepth as I have with this peice of work. They truly did use a mathematical approach to creating this album which I greatly appreciate even more. It gives the listener homework to have to go back and re-listen to it countless times to just digest the detail and to truly appreciate the work that they created. It's the same but different in the sense they never steer away from their core element that makes them who they are and it definitely shows and I hope this is becomes a bookmark for other artists to under stand that you don't need to steer away from your original sound but can create different compositions that are relevant with the time within your own style. I appreciate that greatly and this is by far my favorite album of the year. Thank you Tool. I'll wait another thirteen years plus for the next album. I have a feeling it will be worth it if I'm not dead lol.