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.