Lateralus (studio album) by Tool
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Lateralus is ranked as the best album by Tool.
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What a fantastic album that is full of great ideas and a lot of very heavy instrumentation. They really hold nothing back and seem to let out all of their passion on this project as some of these songs are so raw and powerful. This makes for a fantastic experience as you can really emote along with them and let out a lot of anger or emotion. The longer songs is where the album truly shines with Lateralus and The Grudge being my two favourite songs. Instrumentally, there is a lot to love as well with the percussion providing some outstanding moments and it does a great job of driving the music forward. The guitars are the highlight for me as they give it that heavy sound and some of the solos on here are exceptional. Where the album struggles is the length of the release. It is far too long and could be reduced by quite a bit. There is filler on here as well with a few songs being completely unnecessary in my opinion. Overall, you have to be in the right environment and mood to enjoy this album but when you want to turn it on it is absolutely phenomenal and deserves a lot of praise.
Parabola and Schism are obvious highlights, but as with most Tool albums it's a little too long with too much filler.
Tool are a band that you've got to be in the mood for to thoroughly enjoy. There are songs on each album that are fantastic (on this my faves are 'Parabola' & 'Triad') but I find they have to many tracks that are just "there". These tracks fare better than filler but are nothing to get excited over. The originality of their sound make them a worthy addition to any collection, but like I said 'play when in the mood'
Probably my favourite album ever, perfect from start to finish.
leaves a bad taste in my mouth but there are some cool ideas htere
ALL SONGS ARE MY FAV. TRACKS!!!
I generally prefer the heavier tracks in Tool's catalogue, but I still think their more proggy work is still fantastic
This is a really great album. I can definitely see why my boyfriend likes these guys so much. I'd give it a 100 but I'm a bit disappointed with the closing tracks, otherwise this album is amazing. "The Patient" is my current jam
One of my favorite albums on any given day. This work was brilliantly crafted and contains 5 of my top 10 Tool songs of all time. AEnima is a close second for me, but nothing seems to ever eclipse Lateralus.
Not a metal fan, probably could have like this a lot more if I did let it grow on me a little bit more.
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