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on 11 May 2003
Words simply cant describe my love for this masterpiece and Tool.
From the opening beat of The Grudge to the crazed ramblings of Faip De Oiad, THIS is what Tool are all about. Amazing vocals, amazing guitar work and amazing drumming.
The songs:
The Grudge - Awesome, simply awesome. Maynard is better than ever and his 20+ second scream is breath taking. 5/5
Eon Blue Apocalypse - Short intro to.......
The Patient - Slow, mellow and beautiful. The slowest song on the album and easily one of the greatest. 5/5
Mantra - Intro to.....
Schism - Marvellous song, heavy chorus in the middle, and slow thought provoking verses. 5/5
Parabol - Lovely short intro, but a song in itself. 4/5
Parabola - Yes, oh yes. Stunning. This is up there as one of my all time favourites and was actually my first Tool song i heard. Love it. 5/5
Ticks & Leeches - Heaviest on the album, and arguably Tool heaviest ever. Amazing drum solo kicks it off before Maynard shows us just how vesatile his voice is and screams and makes noises not heard by him previously. Slows down towards the middle giving you the chance to catch your breath before exploding again. 5/5
Lateralus - The title track and following Tools tradition of going all out on title tracks, is awesome. Over 9 minutes of musical greatness. 5/5
Disposition - The next 3 songs in reality, could have been one long song as they all seem to fit perfectly together, but they arent and each are great in thier own ways. 4/5
Reflection - Longest on the album, tribal sort of sound to it, and very relaxing. 5/5
Triad - Absolutely stunning instrumental, intense drumming and guitars and shows how technical Tool can be.5/5
Faip De Oiad - I would have liked Tool to close with a epic song like they did on Aenima, but alas they didnt and we got this. Its strange distorted sounding with a man rambling on about Area 51 and aliens. Wont give it a rating as its not really a song.
There we have it, like Aenima its musical perfection.
Admitedly i do favour Aenima over Lateralus, but its still an AWESOME album.
If the rumours of this being Tools final album are unfortunately true, at least they went out with a bang and left us with some of the most influencial artistic music of all time.
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