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Opiate [Explicit Lyrics, EP, Import]

Tool Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (10 Mar 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics, EP, Import
  • Label: Volcano
  • ASIN: B00000098O
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 568,950 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Sweat
2. Hush
3. Part Of Me
4. Cold And Ugly (Live)
5. Jerk-off (Live)
6. Opiate

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great 19 Dec 2000
Format:Audio CD
This is Tool's debut release. It is a good mini album, featuring a hidden track. That said, do not expect it to sound like 'Undertow' or 'Aenima', because it doesn't. It sounds the way it does, not specifically because Tool dramatically changed their musical direction after this release, but because they decided to put their 'punkiest' songs on it. It is direct, loud and lacks the depth and dynamism of their subsequent releases. But that doesn't invalidate it, not by a long shot. These songs are great, and the band still play some of them live, which shows their attitude towards the release. There is a tendency to think of it as the 'other' Tool album, and to file it away under 'completists'. But this album is more than valid in its own right and is a great rock document. If you listen to their other material and then listen to this you will find yourself getting an amazing insight into the workings of 4 minds that are unlike any you are likely to meet in the course of your average day (unless of course your name is Justin Chancellor!).
Don't buy it first, but if you like the other Tool albums, don't be put off by what you read about this one. It rocks and it's hot and it's Tool!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where it all began 21 Oct 2006
By Adash
Format:Audio CD
Its hard to believe the band that composed Lateralus wrote this isnt it?!

This is mostly an intelligent old skool metal album, but with a unique Tool twist. The live recordings are amazing quality.

This is an angry, angst ridden EP, and well worth the money, even if its only 6 songs. It is an awesome foundation for things to come.

And it contains songs that rank among Tools very best: Cold and Ugly, Hush
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Grunge: Opiate of the plaid-shirted masses 11 May 2011
By Dara Londain VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
To a seasoned observer, the incomprehension with which 'Opiate' is greeted by more recent Tool aficionadi is puzzling. To judge this record by earlier reviews, you might be forgiven for expecting 'Opiate' to sound radically different, even primitive, when compared to their later offerings. Indeed, I had put off buying this CD chiefly because so many people had suggested that it didn't measure up to the expected Tool yardstick.

The reality is that 'Opiate' is a grungier, less dour and less pompous incarnation of the group that would go on to capture the hearts of prog-rockers. Anyone who is a fan of '90s grunge, particularly its heavier outliers, will find much to appreciate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The beginning of the genius that is Tool 5 Jan 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is where it all begin. If your expecting a Lateralus or Aenima you will be shocked. This is much more like a heavy Undertow. The band themsleves have said that they just wanted to release their heavy songs first cos they wanted to be a rock band. Of course they later realiesd their mistake and expermented. Anyway this is still an essential purchase because every song on here is blinding. As always Tool have never written a bad song.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An introduction to Tool 31 Aug 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I recently bought this CD and whilst a newcomer to Tool i have found the other two CD's to be easier to listen to as a beginner. This CD is bordering on a special project becuase it doesn't seem like an album more just a collection of songs that didn't get put on other albums. The CD however is fantastic and broadens an already diverse genre again. Quality Stoner Rock if ever I heard it, and I have, fantastic! :)
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Format:Audio CD
I would have to recommend that anyone with a sense of rock, grunge and metal take heed, my words. Tool are one of the most original and haunting bands I have ever heard. However Opiate should be the last album to buy from they're collection. If you are new to Tool, then go for the jugular and buy Aenima. However if you're a die-hard fan and want to be scared, influenced and hyped again, then Opiate is for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Class on Vinyl but a shame about the packaging? 12 Jan 2014
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
The sound is really good on vinyl. The fantastic art work which came with the cd is not on this vinyl. It's a plain sleeve inside with the tracks numbered. The bonus track on cd is not on this ep either. It's worth noting the negative aspects that might disappoint later. On the upside the drumming sounds incredible on vinyl. If you like Tool or alternative rock from the 90's it's a must. Maynard's introduction, need I say more?
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