Sound — 10
Yet again tool are back with an increible new album 10,000 Days. The use of heavy riffs and amazing bass lines, not to mention the odd time signitures and not to mention the incredible vocals of front man Maynard, make this one of the best metal albums of the year. The opening track 'Vicarious' is a beatuful masterpiece of Progressive Metal, openong with classic progresive start and building up to one of the best riffs in tools history. 'The Pot' shows how much Tool's intricate rhythms can be put togther to form an epic piece of modern metal, it is built on the main bass riff played by Justin which is good listening but bloody hard to play in time, followed by the complicated yet impreesive drumming of Danny, plus the poweful vocals of front man Maynard and the axe master Adam.
Lyrics — 8
Although bulk of 10,000 days is mainly instumenal, the lyrics are sill as powerful and emotional as Lateralus. 10,000 Days shows the just how well Tool can write and produce brilliant lyrics and yet still manage to put them in songs that have a 67/24 timings, the skill that is involved in this is truly great and just shows how well and established the band are as a whole.
Overall Impression — 10
If you thought that nothing that Tool ever done could top Lateralus then you would be wrong. Total Guitar magazine said that only five of the eleven songs on 10,000 Days were good enough, but if they had bothered to listen to it over and over again then they would realsize that all the bloody songs are good enough. If you love bands such as Pink Floyd, Marillion, King Crimson and The Mars Volta or you just love the trashy metal riffs and sweet orcostrated sounds then 10,000 Days will be right up your street, it lives up to the quality of former Tool albums and has well been wort the 4 year wait.