Was there really any doubt that the next Tool album was going to be fantastic? No not really, because they are a band of pure genius, a band that can put together the most beautiful music whilst at the same time throw in some vicious and powerful riffs which make you go crazy for more.
I have just listened to the whole album 10,000 Days, and i must say i have been blown away once again. This album is pure brilliance crammed onto a CD.
The thing that struck me most about this album is that it is quite different to everything they have previously done. After the opening track Vicarious (which has a hint of Lateralus) the album twists and turns and shows off something completely different. The track named 'The Pot' for example was confusing at first because i was unsure if it was actually Maynard singing.
Each and every song on the album is a perfect fit, from the fast paced opening of Vicarious to the creepy ending of Viginti Tres.
I have only listened to the album once so far, but i will be sure to listen to it religiously from now on.
My favorite tracks from the first time round were, 'Jambi'- A surprisingly heavy song with one of the most unique guitar sounds ever. '10,000 Days'- 11 mins of pure genius, one of the most beautiful Tool songs ive ever heard. 'Right in to' - A great song to rock out to, with some kick ass riffs and excellent lyrics.
Overall i am once again perfectly happy with this new serving of Tool, and i expect all the other Tool fans will love it also.