After first listen. I thought wow..but didn’t know if it was a good one till second listen. But goddamn. It’s like most uncommericial/moody record I have ever heard. It’s like they’re trying your patience with it or wanted to throw something at you that you’d least expect but you know Tool does want they want and doesn’t plan that.
“Vicarious” is in your face and not like anything on the record but it still fits. “Jambi” starts out that same way then comes back down and hits you again. “Wings for Marie/10,000 Days” just sooo ****ing powerful. It’s all very sad too. This like echoed by many from what I’ve seen. For me, it also could be my favorite Tool song of all time eventually. “The Pot,” at first, I was thrown off.. Maynard singing acappella was something new. Then I heard it again and it’s a bad *** song. And I want to know who thought of “Lipan Conjuring” or how that idea conceived. Just weird. “Lost Keys” was annoying in the beginning with that sound like they were sitting next to the speaker with their guitar/bass. And SERIOUSLY, “Rosetta Stoned,” is the most chaotic/twisted/weird song I have EVER heard. So, much going on. It’s really good though. “Intension” seems to dive into the D/R/T mode a little. “Right In Two” seems to do so as well a little then picks up. “Viginiti Tres” was just weirdness.
It’s also weird because everything seemed better second time (as I mentioned) I listened to it more so than the first time. Maybe the expectations and thoughts of others kinda made me get thrown off at first by it all for some reason. So, far I really like it though. Seems like a progression from like where they left off like in a way with D/R/T but with heavier moments and a lot of build up. But it fits though. Overall the record takes you on this trip it seems.
you talk way too damn much…
Nicely reviewed man, I like how you said a little about each song without giving to much away. I too have listened to the album, a friend gave it to me. I hesitated to take it. I’m buying the original on the 2nd, I already have two pre-ordered. Well yeah, good review, and it’s an awesome album. I couldn’t have expected any less from the band.
lol I talk way too damn much? You sound as if you know me from somewhere.
I hardly say anything anywhere. Besides, when I do say something, you don’t have to read it, jackass. What a concept? Never heard of that? It’s a choice there man. People seem to have this problem. They bitch about stupid and nonsensical shit.
And Mundo, thanks man. Yeah, I didn’t want to give much away, just a line or two to give the reader a sense of what I’m talking and also maybe give them a spark to listen or listen again. Yeah, I was gonna wait but I gave into it. But I broke my burned copy and deleted it from my computer so I can go the whole week or so without hearing it. I want to keep things relatively fresh for me haha. I’ll be getting it for damn sure. It’s up there with their other stuff. Not saying it’s… Read more »