Alex Grey Comments, 10,000 Days Review?

Smoothcriminal from Toolarmy visited the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors this weekend, and had the opportunity to watch a presentation from Alex Grey. In regards to the new Tool CD Alex said:

He is very happy to be working with Tool again, He said the new album is “fucking incredible”, and regarding the CD packaging; “the unit itself is like nothing anyone has ever done before”….

Copro also from Toolarmy posted this review of 10,000 Days he found in UK’s Rock Sound Magazine:

TOOL
10,000 Days
The expectations built up from the five year absence would be too much for most bands to bear, but as 10,000 Days reminds us, TOOL are not like most bands. From the outset, it is clear that the LA prog-metal pioneers have found another notch on their guitar amps, but the increase in volume and power has not been made at the expense of their usual complexity. Although never a cheery soul at the best of times, Maynard James Keenans lyrical tack has not been this bleak since their earliest days, but bad times and horrible thoughts have again led TOOL to some great music. Another triumph conjured with adversity rather than against it.
8/10
Hardeep Phull

No idea how legitimate this interview is, but it reveals nothing we don’t already know. In fact, I bet any of you out there could write a better review without even hearing the CD. Feel free to do so below….

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jamie
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haha. agreed.

senzafine
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senzafine

the best review!! hahah

Roberto Carlos
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Roberto Carlos

Omg!!! i need it

Laiid Kayenth
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Laiid Kayenth

hahaha. That was a good review you gave.

spiraloutkeepgoing
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spiraloutkeepgoing

I just wanted to point out that your link is wrong. You linked to cosg.org which is a very strange site where i think you mean to link to http://www.cosm.org/ instead.

Keith
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NYC’s only TOOL tribute band, SCHISM (nationally touring for 5 years strong) would like to invite you to 2 hours of TOOL, Friday May 5th (Cinco d’Mayo!) @ BB Kings in the heart of Times Square. Doors open at 11:30pm. Come help us celebrate the release of TOOL’s new highly anticipated album “10,000 Days”. FOR ONLY A BUCK! ($1!) Buy tickets for this mega celebration for JUST ONE DOLLAR!!! (until April 15th). Click here (or copy and paste into your URL window) – http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=3445 – to BUY TICKETS FOR ONE DOLLAR for the 10,000 Days celebration. We are a group… Read more »

MaynardsDead
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MaynardsDead

A album is once twice in a decade even that should not be missed. If you’ve lived longer than 13 years, then you’ve already enjoyed 5 proper studio releases (including EPs) from this southern Cali quartet. The band continues to break genre boundaries from alternative to nu-metal and now hardcore/extreme metal/or whateverthefuckitscalledthesedays. The stand out track is the near 18 minute epic, title track “10,000 Days”, and the 3 song sequence featuring the centerpiece of the album “Rosetta Stoned”. These are probably the most ambitious and *aggressive* songs the band has done since Third Eye and Pushit from 1996’s Aenima.… Read more »

H
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H

I have listened to the new album, and it is good. Maynard’s singing is a little different/improved in some places. The band experiments with some new sounds and stuff. But overall, for the exception of a few songs, most of what I’ve heard sounds a lot like they’re going back to their Undertow days!!!

Pathologicalglances
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Yeah I have heard this album. It is definately deep and thought provoking. Takes the best aspects of Lateralus and its complexity and makes it alot harder. Over all though I’m thinking this for me is their best album yet.

Lawl
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Lawl

poot? kthx 1-0

BuschParty
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BuschParty

I’ve Just Downloaded The Entire Album At Which I Am Also Surprised This Whole Album Was Leaked, Anywhos, This Is Unlike Anything Tool Has Ever Done, EVER, Maynards Vocals Are Ultimately Different, Danny’s Drums Sound The Same As Lateralus Which Is GOOD, Plus The New Pads And Effects, Justin’s Riffs Stand Out Like A Whore In Class, And Adams Techniques Has Gone Way Beyond Expectations I’m Sure No One Can Argue, Yes This Is A Heavier Album At Times, But Thats GOOD, This Album Is FUCKING Incredible, Clarity Is Key On This One, The Sound Is Incomparable To Anything EVER… Read more »

Cubert
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Cubert

Well, i downloaded the leak too (got the cd on pre-order though), and i have to say im very impressed so far. Its still growing on me though, but its definately a unique trip.

Amanda
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Amanda

I have heard this album and I think it’s a magnificent creation.I cannot wait to get my copy in 3 days. I am however so fucking sick of people belly aching about how it’s not living up to their standards of what they think Tool should be. Guess what? Its not AEnima,nor is it Undertow,or Opiate,and…..nope,not Lateralus either. So stop making comparisons and critisizing it. Everything has to evolve,and that’s what Tool have done with this album. It’s just as good as any of the old albums,it’s just bringing a different entity along with it. I for one would rather… Read more »

andy
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andy

Amanda, you left out “A Perfect Circle” in your list of talentless fuckheads.

SILENCE
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SILENCE

APC is the shit. but you, on the other hand, are a fucking moron. anyone named andy should be castrated. anyways, nice review. i’m getting mixed reviews on wether it’s gonna be good or not but i’m getting the gist of what to expect (without taking their other albums into consideration) and so far so good.

Joe
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Joe

I’m listening to 10,000 days right now and it’s really good. The packaging alone is worth the ten bucks. The music may not be as technical or intricate as Lateralus, but its still good. In my opinion, Lateralus was musically and lyrically superior to this album; this cd almost makes more sense coming out after Aenima, but whatever. This cd kicks ass. APC-ishness can be heard in Maynard’s voice a few times. I didn’t even like Lateralus when I was younger, but it grew to be my hands down favorite cd. I don’t see this bringing it down, but its… Read more »

Squaredawg
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I will not download this album. I will not listen to any of it until I can drop the needle on a virgin record. With that said, all of your posts and comments are making me … unsettled. My favorite album is Undertow. And all but a few people even mention that album. Is it because it was produced by a girl? Different Bassist? First effort? Crawl away still gives me chills, just thinking about it. The repeating lyrics of the songs like Swamp Song, and Crawl away. Where did that band go, huh? I know… There is a phenomenom… Read more »

Alex
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Alex

LOL!

loraine
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loraine

POints.
-this album exists
-this album is AMAZING
-tool exists
-tool is incredible

you do not listen to a tool record, you surrender yourself to it. Do yourself a favour, Imagine nothing, then hear this music, hear this band, this is a reality. Fucken crazy.

Draw
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tool WILL fuck you round and round.
thats all i have to say.

😉

Squaredawg
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Well I heard it.

I was right.

I was definatley expecting more.
I’m as big a fan as any and except for a few moments, it’s Lateralus B-sides no doubt.

This is the first Tool record i won’t buy.

Maybe some time will warm me too it, but,
this is the end, beautiful friend, the end.

SD