Thursday, April 20, 2006

10,000 days

Since you people seemed to really enjoy my last post on Tool’s new music, here are some more goodies. After giving the whole album a couple of good listens to, I have to admit as much as I wanted to say this is a great new album for the band, I think my hopes were just up to high. There are still some good tracks on the album but just not up to par for what I was expecting, after all this hype.

I have been a Tool fan since Aenima came out (over 10 years ago, isn’t that crazy?) and I have played the hell out of all of the albums. In my opinion the albums have been getting better and more experimental but this one seems to kind of flop. First of all they seem to be using the same riffs as 10 years ago. I used to enjoy the crazy filler the band puts between tracks but 10,000 days is so full of crap at is almost not listenable. Do you remember (–) Ions? It is just crazy static noise for like four minutes. This album is full of that crap; for an 86 minute CD there is about an hour of listenable music that could have been a good CD. Yeah you’re crazy and artsy, I get it but you really don’t have to fill up an album to its max capacity.

I realize I am probably going to get blasphemed for this post, but I have to tell it like it is. This is not the worst CD I have ever heard, it is just not that awesome. Enjoy these few good tracks that were on it.

[mp3] Tool - The Pot
[mp3] Tool - Rosetta Stoned

* Buy 10,000 days

119 comments:

Matt said...

Damn, I refuse to listen to the record before I pick it up at the record store, but that isn't encouraging. It seems like every time I get excited about a record, it disappoints. When I heard Vicarious, I thought they were continuing with more gold. Then again, its pretty impossible to follow-up an album like Lateralus. Refused knew they couldn't follow up The Shape of Punk to Come and they stopped. I could see Tool taking a very long break after this album, maybe reunite 10 years from now or something when they're too old and start making Metalica "Loaded-esque" music.

asparagus said...

well that's too bad you think of the album that way travis
i like it so far.
more than like it
it may grow on ya.

-meg

Count Manley said...

Thanks for the tunes...what I've heard so far is very awesome, but tool's always better when you have the whole thing to listen to.

Anonymous said...

These songs do sound alot like past albums but that's not a bad thing since every one of their albums has been great!! I'd rather have re-hashed Tool than most of the crap that's out there now (QOTSA and Foo Fighters aside)... Thanks for the preview

-Marty Benson

JC said...

c'mon....tool is so much better than the shit out there now...its just quality. talent. ga'damn good. the new stuff will grow on you. give it a few listens. Lateralus still offers something new every time its played. this will be no different.

Buy the disc. but thanks for posting the preview.

Musicisnotdead said...

Travis

I'm not here to flame you or anything, I've been a consistent reader for some time. With that said, I'm a little curious as to why you posted two tracks from the album (on a major label from a major band) which isn't even released yet. Vicarious I could see b/c that's their 'single' but these two aren't really supposed to be out anywhere yet.

Just my two cents.

Again, I'm not here to be a dick, I like what you normally do.

Rob
musicisnotdead.com

Awakened1 said...

TOOL is the most enlightened / consciousness aware band ever, when all is said and done they ARE the pink floyd of this generation, they take it to the next level, if you LISTEN TO THE WORDS...you understand

2012 is right around the corner...wakey wakey

Peace
Mike

Awakened1 said...

Thought you might enjoy this...threw it together a few months back...

set to the music of "Parabol"

http://media.putfile.com/Untitled_00017576

Peace
Mike

boodalife said...

please dont compare the compleate and utterfailure by metallica in the same post as one you coment about tool in. thanks.
i realy liked "the pot"
will be puchasing the album at12:01 am on may 2nd, making a day of it. what ive herd so far is much better than any of the other stuff that been released lately. im happy so far

Majortoolfandude! said...

Tool is a cult of demons that worship the undead tribal architectures 10,000 days prior May, 2nd

Anonymous said...

THIS STUFF GAVE ME A BONER... THANX

Anonymous said...

i have listened to this album, non-stop since 4/20/06, and will continue to do so. There are a couple of 'filler' songs on the album, yes. Could they have done without these songs, probably, but who cares. Re-burn it without them. Not a big deal. This album is amazing, and continues to get better each listen. If you can really close-off the outside world and listen to this album, high volume, it will give you the chills. Amazing in every way!!

Anonymous said...

Anybody know where I can find other songs on the net?

Anonymous said...

I can't believe this is TOOL. I agree these are all the same reusesd riffs and drum patterns as every past TOOL album. Five years is way too long. Tool should have been over our heads, not easy to figure out. I'm sick of hearing of other bands of today beeing any good at what they create. It's all crap to me. TOOL is here to remind us of what real creativity is all about.We should be lucky enough to beable to open our minds and receive the world of TOOL. BE honest this sounds too familiar.Believe me when i say i hope the entire album are sounds we can trust to be TOOL.

Phiah said...

i'm thinking it's a dummy release, made to throw us off track for the real release, bands have been known to do this in the past and have heard roumors for a while that tool may do this to mess with the net "pirates"

Anonymous said...

If you have heard the song "10,000 days", you would probably agree that what is going around out there probably is the real album. This song addresses intense personal emotions concerning the passing away of a family member. Way too intense and emotionally revealing to be a dummmy album. If you have not heard this song, and you are familiar with Maynard's past, prepare to shed tears.

Anonymous said...

Just make sure you BUY the album the day it comes out so that the experience may continue. The cover art alone will be worth five times the cost of the album, and you might learn something.

Anonymous said...

some of the hardest shit ive heard in a while...in about 5 years actually

Anonymous said...

-Imaguitarist says-
I don't care what anyone else says thats art baby!!!

Anonymous said...

-Imaguitarist says-
By the way if you go to Amazon you can buy it now!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh... man that's so good. Go to 9:42 on Rosetta Stoned.... Just after the "shit the bed" bit Maynard goes into such an unbelievable scream I almost wet my pants.

The Pot is fantastic too. Really hard edged like Hooker with a Penis

Brian Opalewski said...

I disagree with the initial comment, but I respect his opinion. There is filler on the album, but the music that is there definately shows a progression. The "crossover" track does sound like it belongs on Lateralus, but thats what crossover tracks do, they help bridge the albums for the listeners. All that being said, there is not one band out there that can compare to the lyrical mastery and musicality of Tool. This album is phenomenal. But don't listen to us, go buy it when it comes out and judge for yourself.

Anonymous said...

A TOOL FAN FOR ONLY 10 YEARS...
YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO JUDGE THEM.

SIT BACK AND LET THE MUSIC ENTER YOU..HONESTLY...ITS BETTER THAN SEX

SOMEONE ON HERE SAID...LISTEN AND YOU'LL GET CHILLS...

THATS ONLY HALF RIGHT...IF YOU LISTEN AND YOU LET MAYNARD IMPART HIS FEELING IN YOU...YOU'LL ORGASM...!

Anonymous said...

there are fillers....there always have been on tool albums...
but when a "filler" song is on..
thats just maynards way of telling you to take a nice big bong rip..!
and let the music take you away to maynard-land...you'll like it here
why cant you just admit it?


""thank you for making me, feel like i am guilty,
making it ...easy to murder your sweet memory....""

Anonymous said...

Whats on the album is good...really good...I just wish there was more on it.

Anonymous said...

wow the funniest coment on here is that idiot who said to take a nice big bong hit when its obvious a lot of this album is completely anti-drugs the way aenima was for them. this is why i never coment on internet forums - its amazing how jackasses take advantage of such a poulist medium like the internet - but i guess that IS what its there for. Yes that's right, even you jackasses get to say SOMETHING so smile! The album is tired and worn, sounding as if everyone wrote it in a different room...yes everyone can count very well but no one is LISTENING to each other the way they used to on previous records. But props to the boys for being able to count. Instead of being an artist and making the personal familiar, maynard is just preaching now, wagging a finger in a way he told you not to about two albums ago...but you all love it and eat his shit, and will do so forever. go buy the record, i'm sure one of the bandmembers needs to send something/someone to college...like they need you to buy a record so they can make another? Please...they've sold over 10million.

Anonymous said...

When you said "this is why I never comment on internet forums.."

Im sorry to see you started now. Idiot.

Anonymous said...

My only grip is that Rosetta Stoned ended.

Anonymous said...

man what can i say tool im 35 and just love your music . i grew up with led zepplin and black sabbath and have to say your lyrics and instumentals blend like no other band out there present or past.your new album 10,000 days is great you only have to listen and if you listen any great music fan will agree that tool are one of the great great music producing bands out there your lyrics are fascinating your music is beyound the normal world tool as a
band have touched my other side . any great music lover will know what i mean.

Benjamin said...

mmmmmmm, the most progressive display of pure emotion I have heard since pink floyd. I wish people would stop comparing it to previous work. This is TOOL now, that was TOOL then. There will always be a difference, but despite that, the warm fermilier glow still glistens. It tells an amazing story of anger and discontent, yet still.... there is hope ro be sought after! ...and Danney can play the tabla like a mother fucker.

Anonymous said...

Having listened to it over and over constantly for a couple of days, I dig it, but I love tool. There's few (if anyone at all) out there that accomplish what they do. Still, I feel some of the songs contain an ermerging tool cliched sound which isn't contibuting. The songs lack the focus they've had. I don't care about the bits between, why would you complain about that? we all knew they'd do that. After lateralus I really wanted to hear more from the guitarist, I had suspended judgement because lateralus was original, but some of 10000 days guitar riffs and 3 note lead solo's just aren't that interesting. Overall there are some brilliant moments but some 'average to good' ones too, mixed bag.

Paul said...

I felt the same way about Lateralus when I first picked it up. After giving it a good week, I listen to it atleast twice daily...

Just give it some time to shine.

Paul

Anonymous said...

Just found this site. Doubt I make it here again. But feel compelled to comment on what is one of the best musical experiences I've had in a very long time. When I first heard Vicarious, I thought to myself, "Great, rehashed Lateralus, they've lost it. There'll never be another Undertow." Let me tell you how immature that opinion was. I'm having my third listen to the album in it's entirety right now. It's a freaking journey. And for all who are Tool fans feeling disappointed with this album, let me assure you, upon a couple of focused listens through some headphones, you'll be discovering, as I am, that this may be the best Tool album, yet. Lateralus is boring in comparison. This new offering from Tool is all of the past offerings wrapped into a new experience, with AMAZING attention to detail. I'm a sober, 32 yr old male/musician/professional. I am thoroughly appreciating this new music by Tool. Here's a unique song breakdown for your considerationl:
Vicarious - Makes me want to live every moment like it's my last.
Jambi - Mental Multi-Orgasm (This one just rox.)
Wings(1)- Tranquility, Serenity
10,000 Days(2)- Haunted House Roller Coaster Riding an Acid Trip with a Mad Season(L.Staley) moment at 8:00 in. See if you can identify it.
The Pot- Rock Me Harder!!!
Lipan-Intermission/Interlude. Like a great show, here is your break to regroup.
Lost Keys-Stale White Padded Walls
Rosetta Stoned- Oh My God - ART - Journey on
Intension - Lost in the Mood
Right in Two - Well, see this is where I'm at in my listening at the moment, so I can't really give my opinion.
In conclusion, I'd like to say, I was disappointed by Lateralus. It bored me. Now, after listening to this cd and being totally moved, I am inspired to relisten to Lateralus and see if maybe I missed out on something. To me, this new music just seems so more focused, detailed, energetic, cared about...
They put forth a great effort here, and made a magnificient album in the way that only Tool can.

Anonymous said...

I've listened to it a couple of times and to be honest am disappointed. I liked Vicarious and hoped for more. Yes it sounded like another tool song ... but I like tool songs! The pot is cool too but that's about it. The rest of the album just sounds like the noise they used to put in between their songs and at the end of their cd's. THere are some good riffs and lyrics hiding in there for sure but I'm having to listen long and hard to find them, and why should enjoying music be such a challenge? Where's the energy that normally has me screaming maynards lyrics at the top of my lungs in the car? or the adrenaline I feel listening to the end of Hooker with a penis and the climaxes of schism and lateralus? People appreciate music for different reasons and I'm stoked to hear that many people are enjoying it, but those are the things that I've always loved about Tool's music and right now I'm just not hearing it. I must say though the packaging is damn cool. Who would have thought.....

pinku no mizutama said...

It's funny... the careful listeners will appreciate the subtle songs, but it's always the kids (I'm assuming they're young, and just want to "rock out" ALL THE TIME?) who complain about newer, more creative releases from bands. All I can say is... this is going straight onto my MP3 player, and tomorrow when I walk to and from work, it will be full volume, and with each listen it will reveal itself a bit more.

I had a similar experience with Lateralus. I had bought Aenima, and totally LOVED it (how could you not?). But, Aenima is SO instantly lovable. Anyway, I now knew that intelligent, progressive AND poetic heavy music existed. But when I got Lateralus... it went over my head the first time. I couldn't take it all in. All I could hear was the same guitars, the same drums, all mashed together for 70+ minutes. I couldn't make sense of it...

Then I listened to it again... and again... and again... the songs took form... I caught glimpses of the unpredictable Tool rhythms... or at least, their silhouettes. It went from an album to an experience. I can't say how many times I've listened to it, but it's in the hundreds :P

So despite the average reviews from certain Tool fans, I'm not worrying just yet. I just know it will be a great album... because, well, I've heard the last two. Some musicians are just reliable like that. Half way through this second listen, and the pieces are well on their way to assembling themselves.

Will it be "better" than Lateralus? I honestly can't say yet. Though it's already evident that creatively it stands apart in its own right. Also, it's a very primal album (even by Tool's standards).

Another thing... I don't think Tool can shed their sound totally. They're a metal band. And a unique one at that. The sound is theirs, and... while they can change the context, I think the trademark Tool sound is here to stay... and what's the matter with that?

Oh, the only point I was worried was when I heard Vicarious (only song I downloaded). Yes, KICK-ASS song, but it's like some sort of Lateralus mash-up. Luckily, it seems they haven't just made Lateralus 2.

Anonymous said...

Yea you're right the album is getting better the more I liten to it. Highlight so far: The Pot, when the bass starts. I still think the end of the album is lacking. I could imagine the whole thing building to one intense final song but instead it kind of fizzles out.
10 000 days still has me intrigued. 27 years and 145 days? a reference to one of the musicians who lived to 27? doubt it but worth a thought. Always thought that Tool was the new Doors in a way.
Enjoy everyone!

Anonymous said...

... I stand corrected again. It's about his mother.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the article. Maynard had said that this album would be "harder" because of political influence. In my opinion relative to past albums it is like the 'Yanni' of the albums. That may be a little extreme but c'mon it's Tool! I also agree with all the pointless filler songs. A few of the songs do in fact get my blood flowing, but for the most part the album is weak sauce. Tool has seemed to become "stagnant" and too busy with other projects, such as wine making.

Anonymous said...

i like wine, i like tool, i like buds, i like drums, i like danny carey, i like all tool albums, people said the same about 10 k days as when lateralus came out but it grew on them over time. as far for filler songs i like that stuff cuz its random. someone said it earlier and i agree, you cant compare the tool albums to eachother. as far as the anti drug kid, i dont really care if they are anti drug but if you are to say this album, and lateralus, arent enhanced but a little aid of a bud then just gonna have to agree to disagree. i like you, do you like me? NIIIICEA!

Anonymous said...

I didn't like 10,000 Days at first but upon further listening I found it to be a solid and interesting album. People have too many expectations, if you just listen to the album and put your pre-determined ideas about what it should sound like aside, you will realize that this is some very good music.

Anonymous said...

"You see, I think drugs have done some good things for us. I really do. And if you don't believe drugs have done good things for us, do me a favour. Go home tonight. Take all your albums, all your tapes and all your CDs and burn them. 'Cause you know what, the musicians that made all that great music that's enhanced your lives throughout the years ... rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreal fucking high on drugs...

-The late Bill Hicks

Anonymous said...

Once again Tool has stepped up to the plate delivering a true classic. OK maybe the segue's do lag on at some point but that's just a part of the listening experince of a Tool album. It's made to be listened to from front to back creating mood and ambiance between Maynard's unbelivable vocal delivery and range. These guys are true masters of their craft and I would consider this album nothing short of brilliant, truely one of the greatest musical acts to ever grace this planet.

Anonymous said...

from my experience from almost all the tool albums is this..... You go through the whole cd not really "listening" to it because you just want to see what the fuck they made but after awhile you realize....holy fucking shit this is the baddest cd ever fucking made. not just tool but also MJK's other band APC the thirteenth step i didn't like at first but yuo hav to open up and see what they are trying to deliver to you. They wouldn't just put some random bullshit in a cd for no fucking reason. Oh yeah this is their last cd as well.

Matt said...

Every new tool album that comes out, becomes increasingly difficult to digest at first. I got the album today and although I don't fully understand whats going on in it yet, I can honestly say that it's on par with other albums. Different... and not easily comparable to their other masterpieces. If your really a tool fan you should know by now that tool's music doesn't give up its secrets right away. It takes time and patience. That's what makes it all worthwhile. This isn't one of those albums that you get into after a couple plays; listen to it 15-20 more times and then judge it again.

Anonymous said...

bought it about 5 hours ago
10000 days=
patented tool sound=
amazing vocals, tremendous drumwork, ambiently progressive guitar and bass,
inspiring and beautifully layered tempos and grooves.
I download discographies like a fu(*)#g madman, havent bought an album since Alaska by between the buried and me. Support good music , download the rest. Peace and mustard.

przemyslaw

Anonymous said...

I'm curious to see what you think in one week. Would you post your opinion of the album again in a week?

I've loved tool since undertow (still my favourite) and was disappointed with Lateralus. So far, 10d is sounding good...!
Spaceman_Spliff
(what's my password?)

Josh said...

Typical Tool. Which is EXACTLY what I wanted. It's beautiful. It's a subliminal mind fuck. The percussions on this album are unreal. Geetar, not as innovative, but still, the ensemble is unmatched. I love it. Can't wait to see them in concert!

Anonymous said...

i will start out by saying that i have enjoyed reading this thread, and as with any opinion page, no one is wrong and all opinions are just that... with that said... my first tool experience was when i was 12 years ago(14 at the time) after my brother came in the room and told me he had enough of me blasting metallica and gave me the undertow album... what the hell is this i thought.. of course i was 14... well over time it grew and is still probably growing... so i was losing it waiting for the aenema album... my bro and i snuck out at 11:30 and bought the album... 1st listen.. confused, what the hell is this? and so the same with lateralus... Tool is buy far my favorite band, seen them live 9 times (just got back from california - Coachella) and there i've come to realize that the more i dislike the album on the first listen.. the better it turns out. that doesn't make much sense but i must agree with a few of you.... the trick is not to "listen" to the album but "feel it" "experience it"... listen to it a few times in the car or your living room while doing other shit... then when you're ready for it... put on the headphones, light a candle, and turn down the lights and lay in your bed....... they tell us all what you think of the album.... after my first listen i was honestly hoping that this was a fake... i feel like an idiot now... better than lateralus? better than Aenema? Undertow? waste of time asking those questions... this one, like the others, just another chapter to the greatest artwork put together. my bud asked me which tool song i liked best.... "song"? i asked... they are not songs.. "tracks" maybe, "experiences".. ok .. i can't quite come up with the right word... but they're definately not "songs".... help me out with this... tool fans rule! "angels on the sideline again, wondring when this tug of war will end...." Fuck'n Tool----- see you all in philly...

Anonymous said...

"Oh my!" is all I have to say to the other anonymous user below, who is a professional musician, that passed up what "Lateralus has" to offer. Listen to that album!!!!!!! It is a masterpiece and incredibly deep in meanings. I only hope "10,000" days is the same, and can provide the same fulfillment as Lateralus does.

I would guess that most of the diasappointed listeners of 10kd just havent gotten the song messages which are never straightforward in Tool's music. I would hope so at least..

Anonymous said...

With the release of this album, Tool has just become my FAVORITE BAND OF ALL TIME! I love this album! I listen to all kinds of music too, besides all kinds of rock. And I just realized that Tool's music is ethereal in beauty. I listen to all sorts of music to suit my different moods. But Tool's music suits all of my moods. It stimulates and relaxes my senses at the same time. It is an adventure of discovery. Tool is a gift to music lovers. To those who are quick to judge this album, please listen to it more, and let it grow on you like Jack's beanstalk. It's not always instant gratification with Tool, though that's not what they're about. Let the music grow in you and stay with you forever. Some music you get tired of after some listening, but not Tool's. Tool is like a musical soulmate.

- Rodney

Anonymous said...

Any real Tool fans know that you can't judge a Tool a tool album after only a few listens. 10,000 days isn't as easily digestable as Aenima or Undertow, but neither was Lateralus. To everyone who is disappointed by this album, give it a few more listens, give it a week, let it grow on you.

I suspect that all the negative reviews have been too heavily impacted by the anticipation of a 5 year wait. With such a long time to ponder what the new album would sound like, I suspect that alot of Tool fans let thier imagination run a little too wild and built thier expectations up to a level that no band could ever meet.

Lots of people had the same complaints when Lateralus came out. Give the album a chance just like you gave Lateralus a chance and come back in a week with a review. I think you'll be surprised how much your opinion of this album has changed.

Anonymous said...

So i had always liked the different stuff from my friends were always into the rap and the bitches and on and on. i never even really liked music until one day on mvt i saw the music video schism and i hadnt ever heard music like this before. i had to find out who this was and i did. since then ive listend to tool for everything in my life from lateralus to get me pumped up for sports to reflection to fall asleep at night. people ask me what tool is like and i tell them theres nothing to compare it to. If you dont feel the song and give it a chance you wont understand it. tool isnt for the common music listener, its not a happy everyone can sing along in the car. if u wanna hear fake, processed bullshit listen to some nickleback. i cant stand to listen to most of the music on the radio even on the rock stations. it just all seems like bullshit. its people reading lyrics off some paper that some team of fuckers wrote. their job is to sit around and figure out whats trendy and what people will buy they are nothing but marketing fools. Tool makes music/art anyone who dosnt know that is to ignorant or to closed minded to listen. this new cd is crazy thats all there is to it a blend or raw emotion and pure talent.

Anonymous said...

of course there are gonna be some naysayers of the album. but like the rest of the world they are/will be DUMBFOUNDED DIPSHITS. just experience, and shut the fuck up. tool is tool, tool will ALWAYS be tool. no words can properly describe the art and fucking beauty these four men(if they're even human)create together. give away the stone, pry open your third eye, and just admit it.

Sean Fewell said...

have a more open mind and you might feel diffrently

Sean Fewell said...

I mean differently huhh huhh

Anonymous said...

I am too disappointed with this album. I bought it on the 2nd and wish I hadn't. I hate all of the non-music tracks. It's just a total waste to have to fast forward through it thinking they may break into a song and they don't, like the last track.

I saw them in concert last time and I wanted to see them again but now after hearing this garbage I'm glad I didn't purchase a ticket. This isn't anything close to what I was expecting. I thought they were trying to get back to the way Aenima sounded?

I guess the only thing I can say is listen to it but don't expect too much.

Anonymous said...

just listened to the song Intension and it was amazing. this album sounds to me alot like lateralus but i don't find that somthing to complain about. it could be lateralus part 2. lateralus was such a peak in music that took you to a place, maybe tool just couldn't find a way out of that place. once you get that you'll find it hard to leave.
see.

Puscifer said...

ok ill put this simply...
to EVERYONE on here giving their opinions of this album as if THATS the way it SHOULD be fetl...
man...SHUT UP..!

dont you see that music (Especially tool)
is just that....music...
and how you interpit it..is right...for you...

just because i feel that this album had THE best tool song on it..ever..
does not in fact mean it really is the best song...only that...i...
THINK it is...these are opinions people...O..P..I..N..I..O..N..S
so to ANYONE on here trying to say their opinion of a song...is BETTER than anyone elses.

in the immortal words of Maynrd...

"Fuck yourself, fuck Yourself,
you piece of shit, why don't you just go, kill yourself!"

Anonymous said...

no! jackass tool is better than a fucking opinion. best band: fact!

Anonymous said...

no! jackass tool is better than a fucking opinion. best band: fact!

Oh and fucking learn to spell dipshit!

Anonymous said...

Who's this Tool band everybody keeps talking about?

Nator said...

No patience. The music takes you on a journey and the lyrics are epic and profound. The music combines with the lyrics to evoke emotion. "Right in Two" depicts a story of human nature and one can delve deeper to see a division in heaven. The origins of good and evil perhaps. Father giving humans free will and reason baffled the angels. The historical demise of the devil began when he led a revolt against god. he was an angel. This song makes me imagine that the devil led a group of angels against god because of his devotion to humans...the same humans that are "monkeys." There is alot of emotion in this song. The musical journey takes you back to that place. Profound consequences for decisions made by a god with no shame in us. I see it as heaven split right in two...the origins of the ultimate battle that most of us relate to armageddon. I know...a bunch of babble, but no other band since Pink Floyd takes you there.

Anonymous said...

10,000 Days is a great album. It's a bunch of talented musicians trying to push their boundaries, something nobody other current band has the balls to do. Not everyone will like it and that's fine. After all it's not pop music, it's real music. However...(begin flame)

List ONE riff or drum beat ripped from a previous song. Are you deaf? Seriously, give me one example. This album is definitely an extension of the experimental rhythms on Lateralus, but just because they're playing with time signatures doesn't mean that the drum beats are all the same. Maybe I'm deaf - post an example.

And that guy who said Aenima was "anti-drug" - WTF? Adam Jones said himself "why can't we do drugs if something positive comes from it?". Dude, you're an idiot. Tool songs may explore the dark side of addiction but the band is not "anti-drug". If that's how you interpret the music, and if that creates something positive for you, then good - hear the songs as being anti-drug. But don't push that opinion on others as fact. Everyone has their own interpretation of Tool's music, and everyone is probably wrong, so that makes you... an ass. (Or a troll?)

(end flame)

So go ahead and take a few bong hits, strap on the 3D goggles, and take a ride on the 10,000 Days trip. Enjoy it for what it is, not what you expect it to be. Open your mind, experience something that nobody else but Tool could create for you.

KissingCamels said...

NOT the same riffs..
not the same sounds..
its just TOOL...
it just SOUNDS like we expect tool to sound..
plain and simple..

if you like it...great..
if not..thats great also...

but if you dont like it...
thats just means you are not a true fan...dont mean your less of a music lover or anything of the sort.
but it DOES mean you are BELOW me...feel it like i...be on my level.
tool is GOD...
bow down and pray to the emotions...
feel the pain in Maynard voice...
feel the tranquility in the music...
just feel...and you'll be rewarded.

Anonymous said...

that's what makes Tool's music so influential and to some people dangerous, because they take "music" to a different level..a spiritual level, to an unbeleaver and lost soul its an extremely easy outlit to plug in to. Totally off the subject here, but keep in mind that when Lucifer was in heaven he was the head angel over anything and everything musical. Tool's music is more than just meets the eye...it goes alot deeper and more complex than you could imagine. Oh and by the way Tool is not god, God is God and his awesomeness and magnitude should never ever be compared to something as minute and simple as a secular band..

Anonymous said...

shut up jesus freak! tool is god! so bow! and stay on your knees!

Cristoffer said...

In a way Im kinda sad for you mate.. I find the new album to be more that I could ever hope for. I was set in my mind not to expect anything, or I should say, to expect the unexpected, and man did I get what I wanted. I guess it all depends on what you wanted. I go for the soulfull epic soundpicture, with their trademark "agressive velvet sadness" as I always call it.

What would you exchange it with? There really can be no substitutes as far as Im concerned (although not all they touch automaticly turn to gold keep in mind)

Cris

Lucifer said...

I AGREE
TOOL IS GOD
TAKE YOUR RELIGIOUS CRAP ELSEWHERE
NO ONE IS HERE TO BE PREACHED TO
UNLESS MAYNARD IS DOING THE PREACHING.

Lucifer's Child said...

Anonymous said...
shut up jesus freak! tool is god! so bow! and stay on your knees!

5:49 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
exaclty what that guy said !!!

:come down, get off your fucking cross, we need the space, to nail the NEXT fool martyr !!!!!

Anonymous said...

beleave me i know how awesome Tool's music is, i was a hardcore Tool fan for at least 7 years until just recently...when you have a personal experience with God, when the Holy Spirit of God enters the room you know your not alone...I thrive on that feeling of knowing the awesome power, which Tool's music touches on a power, but nothing like what you get when u usher in the Holy Spirit. It stirs an inner fire that nothing else can reach.

Anonymous said...

NEW PROVERB..!!!

ARGUING ON THE INTERNET IS LIKE RUNNING IN THE SPECIAL OLYPICS

EVEN IF YOU WIN...
YOUR STILL A RETARD !!!

Anonymous said...

its hard to argue with Truth.

Anonymous said...

its an impossibility really..

Anonymous said...

until you yourself Truely seek after God you'll never have or know the understanding of what i am talking about...God's sitting on my shoulder and ensuring the victory before it even transpires..

Lucifer's Child said...

HEY HOLY FREAK..
GUESS WHAT...ON HERE..
YOU LOSE...!
GOD OR NOT...THIS ISNT
"GOD TALK 101"
TAKE IT ELSEWHERE...

"WHEN YOU PISSED UPON MY BLACK KETTLE...YOU MUST HAVE BEEN......................................HOLY?

Anonymous said...

whatever you say i'll mock, whatever i mock you'll defend it with your pure bullshit,so crucify your pathetic faith and quit trying to spread his infectious virus you so piously call a religion.

Anonymous said...

last post from me, just know this any adversary to challenge God or the Son of Man "Jesus" will have already lost b/c the magnitude of His power CANNOT be contained nor measured...even Satan himself knows and understands that..

Anonymous said...

Dude, I'm with you, Travis. Tool is cool because they rock out, but do it in a way that technically nobody else can match: crazy time signatures, sick tightness, kick ass percussion, Maynard's haunting voice, etc. When I want a Tool song, I want one that makes me want to drum along to the beat and not quite be able to. That's fucking Tool. I don't want Marie's Wings. That's fucking nerd Tool. Sure, I appreciate Maynard's effort, but your story doesn't allow the rest of the band to make music. Fucking A, just rock out! That said, Vicarious is now one of my favorite Tool songs. Ditto the Pot. I know they feel a need to push the envelope, but when that envelope carries a fat-ass check, it's in your best interest to keep it sealed all the way to the bank.
For those of you who have not yet bought the CD, I'm not trying to discourage you. Buy the CD, but make sure you're under the influence of something that will make those goofy pure moods cuts in the middle make sense.

Anonymous said...

Concerning the 'Lord God' and all that, exactly how did this become a religious forum? Just by the fact that Religion becomes an issue when listening to Tool should lead you all to concider the power these four men have conjured. Tool is rife with religious symbolism and speaks, like no other, to our primal selves- the same selves from which our 'sense of religion' is derived. Reconnect.

Anonymous said...

just enjoy the damn music, take it for what it is and quit bickering.

-Todd's READ ME I'M IMPORTANT said...

I know everyone's entitled to their opinion...most people will probably never take the time to read all of these reviews unless you hate this album so much you want to hear other horror stories of dissappointment...or....you loved this album so much..you wanted to hear the incredible impact of it on other people (you must love TOOL..otherwise you wouldn't even be looking at this shit)....I fall into the second category.....

I'd like to start off by saying I love all of the tool albums in their own way...I would never compare them to eachother...they all represent where the band was at that time...that being said...

I think this is definetly a brilliant album...every single person in this band shines on this cd....maynard opens up not only vocaly on this cd...covering ranges no one's ever heard from him before..but emotionally...more so than he ever has in the past. More so than he did with a perfect circle...if you can imagine that. These deep rooted lyrics and beautiful vocal melodies are only hightened by everyone else in the band who just....play amazingly...I can't even find words to describe it....every member is in the zone...I can't imagine changing a thing on this album. It's perfect. It was well worth the wait

I agree with another review up there somewhere relating this to pink floyd....the songs all tie together brilliantly...flawlessly..beautifully....the entire cd is like a story...which is what tool is all about...a musical journey that leaves you speechless and brings you back later only to realize there's an entire story/theme through maynards words...which the way he sings can almost be lost as just another intrument by itself...why would you be dissapointed with the best deeply personal storyline yet.

I love this album...you won't truley appreciate it until you listen to it through headphones....incredible...that's all i have to say. I've never heard anything like it...and that..is what tool's all about.

wings for marie/10,000 days are by far my fav. tracks on the cd...the best tool work yet..the climax is so amazing...I got chills....

the only thing that I find a little hard to swallow...is rosetta stoned....just really odd way of singing for maynard...awesome..because it shows his range..but odd...

overall amazing..buy it...embrace it..

IT'S FUCKIN TOOL FOR GOD SAKES


question though...in the last track amongst the static...you hear somethign that sounds like it's backwards....i tried to decifer it...and the nearest i can come up with..is that it says goat milk.....if anyone else has any ideas...email them to toddinator2004@yahoo.com....i'm curious as to what others make of this...hell just email me to tell me what you thought of the cd...I always enjoy interpreting music with people...

Anonymous said...

does anyone know of the "puzzle" to be made with the four pics of the band members? apparently, you can make some other picture with these four pages of the case. tool is unbelievable, i welcome anything new by these guys as they are both artistic and balls out heavy. i am inteerested in learning more about this puzzle though. anyone know?

Lucifer's Child said...

OK...IM BACK...
NOW I HOPE EVEYONE TOOK THEIR ALBUM AND LISTENED TO IT IN A DARK ROOM WITH NO OTHER SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE ON HERE SUGGESTED..
THIS ALBUM IS GREAT...!! HANDS DOWN MY FAVORATE TOOL ALBUM SO FAR...
I AGREE WITH THE PREVIOUS POST ABOUT WINGS FOR MARIE/10,000 DAYS POSSIBLY BEING THE BEST SONGS ON THE ALBUM..
SUCH EMOTION...AND TIMING...
ITS TOOL DOING WHAT TOOL DOES BEST..
SHARING THEIR FEELING AND "MAKING"
US FEEL IT WITH THEM THROUGH THEIR MUSIC...THAT BEING SAID...

ROSETTA STONED & RIGHT IN TWO...IN MY OPINION..
BEST TOOL SONGS EVER..!!
ONCE AGAIN...ITS TOOL...BEING TOOL...
GIVING US WHAT WE DONT EXPECT...
AND THEN JUST WHEN WE THINK WE HAVE IT FIGURED OUT..
TIME SIGNATURE CHANGES...RIFFS IN SEPERATE OCTIVES...TOOL...BEING...TOOL...

AND TO THE GUY THAT SAID...MAYNARD'S VOICE IS "ALMOST" AN INSTRUMENT...NO MAN..
MAYNARDS VOINCE IS "THE" ALL IMPORTANT INSTRUMENT IN THIS BAND..

OK..ALL THA BEING SAID...
ITS RUMOR TIME...

SOMEONE ELSE CONFIRM OR DISSPROVE...

I HAVE HEARD AND SEEN ON THE RUMOR MILLS...10,000 DAYS 2...THE RETALIATION...
TOOL, UBIQUITOUS...?

I HAVE NOT CONFIRMED THIS...AND CANT YET...IF ITS TRUE...ITS A GREATLY KEPT SECRET...


"Overwhelmed as one would be, placed in my position
such a heavy burden now to be the one
born to bear and read to all
the details of our ending
to write it down for all the world to see...

Anonymous said...

I have heard a rumor about a 2nd album also.
as of now, thats all it is, a rumor.
but if anyone can verify this, please let us know right away...!

Lucifer's Child said...

IT FIGURES...
I TALK ABOUT A RUMOR
AND EVERYONE WAITS TO SEE IF ITS TRUE...
COME ON PEOPLE...FIND OUT...!!
I HAVE MADE IT MY LIFES QUEST...UNTIL I CAN KNOW FOR SURE OR NOT...


"I WANT TO SEE YOU PLEAD AND SCREAM...AND CRY TO GOD"

Lucifer's Child said...

NO NEWS IN THIS CASE....IS NOT GOOD NEWS...

travisthered said...

wow, I can't believe you guys are still commenting on this, you do know we have done new posts eh?

Anonymous said...

5 years i have waited for the next tool album and i can honestly say im pretty disapionted in my opinion it doesn’t seem artistically driven or a progression of their Predecessors tool are gettin tired and predictable and I hate to say but it sounds like they finaly sold out if this is not a decoy album tool can suck my balls

Anonymous said...

are you guys nuts? some fair-weather fans here i guess. probably have only heard one tool album and then bag on this one. 10,000 days is great. crank up your stereo in your car and tell me that you don't respect the noise coming out. these guys are above your approval. maybe it is you who has "sold out". go jam to your dave matthews, and kick the old hacky sack around if that is what tickles your pickle these days. the music is hard, it is artistic and it slays any poor soul who should happen to hear it. jamoraqui is looking for a couple more fans....jump on his bandwagon. tool doesn't need you. oh, and by the way.....the drummer from def leppards only got one arm...

LUCIFER said...

CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK FOR...
IF YOU "KNEW" TOOL...
YOU MIGHT THEN KNOW THAT MAYNARD MIGHT COME AND SUCK YOUR BALLS..
THEN RIP THEM OFF FOR A KEEPSAKE AFTERWARDS...

PUSCIFER said...

TOOL TICKLES MY PICKLE..!

"E" mother fucking "T" said...

SOLD OUT...?
WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE..?
SOLD OUT..?
ILL TELL YOU WHO YOUR "NOT"..
YOUR NOT AND NEVER WAS A TOOL FAN..!!!
SOLD OUT...HAHAHA
CHECK IT OUT...

ALBUM: AENIMA
SONG: HOOKER WITH A PENIS

GO HAVE A LISTEN WILL YA..?
THEN COME BACK AND SOUND A LITTLE MORE EDUCATED ABOUT TOOL...


"JESUS IS RISEN, THATS NO SURPRISE...
EVEN HE WOULD, MARTYR HIS MOTHER,
TO RIDE TO HELL BETWEEN THOSE THIGHS"

Anonymous said...

10,000 days is appromatley the days since Maynard's mother died. Marie was her middle name. The Pot is the political song by far. I hope this song inspires people to actually pay attention to what the president and his goons have been up to. It's a bad ass song.

Anonymous said...

In my opinion, pretty much all Tool music is amazing. They're extremely unique and one thing I like is the lenghth of their songs, it shows they put a lot of work into them and they sound awesome. But this new album 10,000 Days, come on, it sounds too similar to other Tool albums and projects. The vocals on it sound more like A Perfect Circle. If you're a Tool fan, you know that one of the best things about the band is how they would reinvent themselves on each album and never cease to amaze, but I dont know about this new one. I gotta say I was a little disappointed. But compared to all the other watered down crap thats out there, its descent.

A Perfect Tool said...

you guys are all way off
Rosetta stoned is about Layne Staley, at the end of his life.
drug induced delusions, talking about being abducted by aliens
Maynard and Layne were good friends
Maynard visited Layne often before Layne commited suicide by needle.
believe this or not, its just
"how it is"

Anonymous said...

Wow, some of you really disappoint me here. I want the ones of you who are disappointed in 10,000days to go back listen to each album in succession. What band has done this? Developed. They have become so Precise with how their music interacts with itself. It's not about Maynard screaming his lung out anymore and its not about your head banging till you cant think. They have "created" a genre of music. A thinking music. Its become more and more about the words, and the music intertwines with it so well its Frickin alive! Filler music? Tool? All their songs have a place, Especially on lateralus and 10000days. This band doesnt "throw" together Albums. Your not going to hear all these songs on the radio, they dont operate that way. Ive listened to This album about 20 times and im still finding new sounds. They take their time, they get it right. I will say this is their lightest sounding Album, but I think it bears a greater emotional load then the others. Its more artistic. Its Tool. All I can say is listen to the words. Get the lyrics, read them as Maynard sings....then read it again:) Everythings there, your just not in the right mind yet.

Anonymous said...

I wrote a bad comment the first day I heard the album. It is different! Now I can see the light. Lyrics are profound....bass is out of this world....complex sound. I still say there is too much down time, but kudos to Tool. Thank you again for another interesting album. An album that you don't just listen to. These are the kind of albums you get to analyze and try to fully understand. I LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

hell yeah tool! it is a magnificent illustration of what we all know is coming. upon gaining the lyrics, i found myself weeping immensely as i listened and read along. the album, while extremely pleasurable, scares the shit out of me and i dig that!

Anonymous said...

Don't be a schmuck this album is sick. Yes, it doesn't have the quantity of music of Lateralus but it's a quality piece of work that reflects their growth as a band. It's a consummate Tool product and I'm afraid to say that if you don't like 10,000 days you simply don't like Tool.

Anthony said...

Dude, you are so right.

I ordered the cd from amazon, received it, and listened to it 6 times through.

I am still trying hard to be as moved by it as I was with aenima/lateralus. It's just not happening for me.

I was looking sooooo forward to this, you cant even imagine.

This reminds of when bridget broke up with me in 8th grade. Damn near heartbroken.

SpOiLeR-aLeRt said...

October 13th
new tool album...
UBIQUITOUS (ever-present, omnipresent)
tool has NOT gone soft.
just wait to hear the title track on this album.
he made an album about his mom...
now its time to get back to Maynards conflicts...
im so excited i cant wait..!

Anonymous said...

bold>this how?

Anonymous said...

just a little note before I leave once again.. this is Tool we are talking about so expect more than what is clearly in front of you. Expect more that just the art work, expect more than just the tracks you can hear. This is Tool and there is a puzzle infront of you. The so-called "filler" tracks are more than just there to take up room or whatever you want to think they are. Here is a little hint of whats been discovered so far with this puzzle, take those filler tracks and burn them in the right order to play as one song and play them at the same time as another certain song from the cd and they sync up together to make one amazing track. play with the tracks and remember this is Tool so there is more to play with then just listening

Anonymous said...

tool are not god.

Anonymous said...

By the way, I didn't know if you people knew this. But, If you burn both Viginti Tres followed by Wings for marie .. Then, play that track as one with 10,000 days as another track and play both at the same time, Both Wings for Marie AND 10,000 days sync ! It is incredible ! It is like an 8 piece band but it all FLOWS ! It flows like one song.. It is the most unique and incredible thing I have ever heard in my life.. BadA$$ ! The vocals, drums, the guitar riffs, everything flows ! Both songs get heavy at the same point at 9 minutes and 14 seconds in, it is magical ! This band synched tracks ! They synched them in testament to Maynard's mother passing to sound like an 8 piece band.. The vocals wisp back and forth almost like a conversation during the sync.. It's UNREAL !

Tool meant these tracks to synch.. If you look at the track times, "10,000 days" is 11 mins and 13 seconds long.. When you add the track times of "Viginti Tres" and "Wings for Marie" it adds up to 11:13 as well.. Look at the album cover ! There are 3 faces with one in the front.. This SICK band meant for all three tracks to play as one song for the self-title track "10,000 days" . Freaky !!

By the way, "Viginti Tres" means the number 23 in Latin . 23 is the number of synchronicity . And nothing is more synchronous than hearing the tracks mixed as I described .. Everything Tool writes is for a reason. These aren't merely interludes and fillers this band puts between songs. All their tracks have a meaning and there's a reason why they are there .. They are truly a one of a kind band like no other.

I recommend using a surround sound system for this.. Play 10,000 days in the rear and viginti treS + Wings for Marie in the front.. It's much better than headphones with listening each tune in one ear.. Because you have a fade with headphones.. Ever notice sometimes the bass guitar (or the effects) will only play in one ear with headphones ? And you may have to adjust the bars and volume.. But once you set it right, the sync is undeniable and it is a pure treat .. Well this is what I mean . It must be heard with a surround system . About two minutes in there will be sounds swingin around your head..It is so cosmic and trippy. When it gets heavy at 9 minutes and 14 seconds in, Both songs get heavy at the same point and it sounds like a cohesive 8 piece band. It's crazy ! I havent stopped listening to this musical feast for 3 days now.. This band is SICK SICK SICK !!

Tool, once again, has come up with something totally innovative on an album. A band that is truly unparalleled IMHO. They never disappoint . On the 2001 release Lateralus , they did the infamous fibonacci sequence in the title song.. Tool's Lateralus is the best album front to back I have ever heard, PERIOD.. They are intoxicating once you give them enough time to squeeze into your consciousness. And with hours of straight listening, your flattened.. Because this band is so deep, it takes a long time for you to absorb their musical complexities , waves and textures. But once you absorb them with alot of listens, it is entrenched into your psychy and they are a mad MAD addiction ..

Every album this foursome comes up with has some new mad musical ideas, they are like mad musical scientists .. Here, in 10,000 days they sync three songs , to make it sound like one incredible song ! The only band in history to accomplish this incredible feat on an album.. This band is pure genius. And with every release they never cease to amaze me. For about 10 years now this band has made me just speechless. I have received such pleasures over their sound over the years that I believe these 4 guys who call themselves "Tool" , are really from another planet ... Pure genius . What innovation . What an experience . Album of the year . This is a masterpiece !!

Anonymous said...

What you are talking about but not really sharing can be found here:

http://media.putfile.com/VigintiTresWings1Wings2

I expect a thank you.

IM TOOLING said...

ILL BE GLAD TO SAY THINAK YOU...
NOW JUST POST IT IN HERE IN MPS FORMAT SO I DONT HAVE TO RIP THE PAGE APART AND TAKE IT...
NOW THAT...MY FRIEND..
WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED..!

Anonymous said...

THAT WOULD BE...THANK YOU
AND MP3 FORMAT...HEHE

Anonymous said...

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=K3Y41MA7


it will automatically download.

anything else I can do?

Anonymous said...

10,000 days has nothing to do with your demonic archetecture garbage. the album is named 10,000 days because that is approximatly how long maynards mother lived after she developed cancer. 25 years or something like that. wings for marie? yeah, that happens to be what her name is.

Anonymous said...

oh, and 1 other thing. pink floyd and the who did it first. the wall, darkside of the moon, and quadrophinia are 3 albums that they combined more than 1 song to make it sound like 1 huge song. now if tool pulled off a rock opera, that would be friggin amazing.

Anonymous said...

Actually its more like 27 years...


but of course, I've never been that great at math...

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah....and it wasn't cancer either.

MooJooK said...

OH AND ONE MORE THING...
HER NAME WAS "JUDITH" MARIE KEENAN
I JUST LOVE IT WHEN SOMEONE WHO KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT A BAND, PRETEND'S TO KNOW SOMETHING, AND MAKES AN ABSOLUTE ASS OUT OF THEMSELVES, KUDOS TO YOU FRIEND !
YOU HAVE MADE MY DAY BY SHARING WITH ME YOUR UTTER AND COMPLETE IDIOTIC IDIOMS..!!
10,000 DAYS = 27 YEARS 3 MONTHS 9 DAYS...
SO PLEASE MR. ARCHETECTURAL GARBAGE MAN, BEFORE YOU RUN RAMPART IN HERE AGAIN WITH SOME FALLIC NONSENSE ABOUT A BAND YOU OBVIOULSY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT..MAKE SURE YOU COME FIND ME SO I MAY HAVE ANOTHER LAUGH AT YOUR EXPENSE..!
THANK YOU,
I HOPE THE REST OF YOU ENJOY THE POWER THAT IS TOOL...
REGARDS,
THE BLACK KETTLE

Anonymous said...

Cheers Moojook!!

Did the link I sent work?

Anonymous said...

For the most part you guys are retarded. Adam's riff are entirely differnt than any of his previous stuff. He is so tight on this album (JAMBI) it's not even funny. I'm also not sure most of you understand most of Maynard's material. And Matt there is nothing punk about Tool. Punk is three chords and if your any kind of musician you'll know what i'm talking about. To play a rhythm as tight as adam and constantly changing, playing in odd times, it's nuts. I especialy feel sorry for all you drummers. The simple fact is that none of you will ever compare to Danny Carey. His drumming in Rosetta Stoned is so frikin awesome, especially live, I dare anyone to throw out a name even comparing him to danny is wrong. He is on his own level.

Anonymous said...

i have a name...

gabby rowland

look him up.

Matt said...

I love those of you who think Tool is god.... I honestly feel sorry for you...

...As far as this album goes... Unbelievable! there's really no need for me get too far into it since I agree with the positive remarks already written... but those of you who stopped listening after the first listen should reconsider... I happen to get the album a week before the release (I was seeing them at the Coachella Festival and the album wasn't released yet) anyway, after my first listen, I thought it was cruel joke... I honestly believed that Tool released a fake album to screw with the idiots downloading the album early... HAHA... but after my 4th listen it started to hit me, this is another Tool masterpiece... I've been obsessed with Tool since the early 90's, seen them live 14 times, and one thing that makes Tool so incredible is that each album, each tour, is interdependent of the others... each album is "its own". they achieve totally different emotional and musical feelings on each individual album... Their talent and attention to detail is unparalleled. ...anyway, if you bought the album because you like Lateralus and were expecting the same and didn't get what you wanted ... too bad, go listen to Lateralus or AEnima, they've been there and done that and now they've created an entirely new piece of artwork. ...Tool rules.. best band ever? in my opinion yeah, but that's personnal preference ... but calling Tool god?? utterly ridiculous... I know many of you use that phrase lightly, but some truly believe it ...silly monkeys

Anonymous said...

To original blogger, I'd rather listen to Lipan Conjuring than (-)Ions lol. At least its human sound and not mechanical. As on the date of this blog, five plus years later on this post, 10,000 Days is great album. I do feel that Lateralus is the best one. Still makes me speechless. But 10,000 Days is a little more raw and emotional and production values are grittier.
Justin and Danny shine like the sun on everything they do.
Dannys drumming makes the album worth absorbing