TOOL – 10 000 Days

Those who feared
Tool was gone forever after the project of some its key members (in the shape of A Perfect Circle) released several albums and DVDs, can rejoice. Some may disagree, but in many respects Tool is the modern alternative rock scene’s Pink Floyd – capturing a dark emotional intensity, displaying musical proficiency and never neglecting the visual in the shadow of their audio creations. Their display of creativity, passion, and often trippy moments is unsurpassed. Every band has a pinnacle album in their catalogue, their crowning achievement where all of the elements hit their marks perfectly (but this doesn’t mean any other releases are inferior, not by a long shot). For Tool that moment of alignment came with Aenima. As with that album and Lateralus, the packaging featured a strong visual emphasis (the first with its 3D postcard style cover and the latter’s see-through layers). The distinctive look and design across all of the band’s visual elements comes from band member Adam Jones, acting as art director. With 10 000 Days their ocular evolution has reached a mind-blowing peak with the innovative stereoscopic cover design which contains built-in lenses with which to view the totally three dimensional images – an event on its own. And, the music is as vivid an experience. A Tool album is never a frivolous affair and this is another event not to be missed.

6 / A
- PB

1 2 3 4 5 6
A - B - C

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temp.
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A:Multiple Listening Potential
B:Deserves Another Spin
C:Once Should Suffice

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