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Lateralus

Artist: Tool

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  Tool!

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This Cd isn't about the music :D
It's about loosing yourself in an alternate view, parabola a perfect example.
It's just seeing things from a completely new angle and warping your mind o_O
I'd recommend it to anyone looking for something a bit different... a bit more.. underground.
I know i'm hooked on it.
:)

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  Simply Perfect

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Every track on this album sounds like it has been worked on for years to perfection; and it's paid off. I wasn't a big fan of Tool before I heard this album, and it totally changed my outlook on the band and on music.

In my opinion, to truely experience this album you need to read through the lyrics and try understand how deep they go [e.g. Parabol and Parabola].

The instrument work on this album is amazing too, everything seems to work seemlessly together.

It seems that Frankpoole can't recognise a masterpiece when he hears one, his loss.

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  THE GOLDEN RATIO

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Once described as a monolithic puzzle box, Lateralus is simply one of the greatest pieces of work you will ever hear. Geometric designs within the music, taut and muscular production all combine to make Lateralus multi layered and beautiful; bathe in the fountain and spiral out. This is an amazing recording. Beyond essential.

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  down tools

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As someone who has never heard tool but had been told that they are the next metallica,i brought this album.did i miss something ?.when does what appears to be one long single track with lots of quiet bits and a few loud ones make you the next big heavy metal band as stated in some music mags ? Its like listening to a dido album(not that i ever would)and having kerry king from slayer tear off a solo 2 or 3 times during that album.if i never hear tool again it will be too soon.overrated ?not half mate.

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  Tool at their best!

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In my opinion this is tools greatest album. Every track brings something new Maynards vocals are, as always, excellent. Backed up with amazing bass and drums this is definatly one to buy.

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  A masterpiece.

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A sublime, staggering work of genius.
I bought this years ago. Listening to it is like summoning a doorway to another dimension..ahha, I know how that sounds, but it is truly hypnotic.

Amazing packaging too, what you'd expect from Tool.

One of my all time favourite albums.

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  Tools 3rd.

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Tools third studio production Lateralus, includes what many critics have previously called Tools signature sound. "Schism" refers to a split or divide occurring in a church and place of worship. In this particular track it means a universal segregation. In terms of lyrics, James Maynard Keenan talks about conflict, dispute and place of blame. Categorised as Art Rock or Progressive Rock, Tool are one of few bands who consistently offer something which is completely untouched by bourgeois commercialism. Therefore allowing them to speak of a world as if it's a man missing his sense of morality and this is made clear in "Schism".

Tool create emotive music, its their established trademark. Yet again they have forged songs which allow the listener to fall into a tranquillity of peaceful loneliness. "Parabol" and "Parabola" echo one another whilst "Faaip De Oiad" gives a sense of confusion and questions regarding a possible alien invasion.
It is far beyond easy to offer an opinion or view on the music Tool produce. Even if it is in fact music. Yet many fans of this new contemporary genre which is swiftly gathering momentum will regard Tool as the benchmark and foundation for future acts to surpass.

  Massive and Mind-blowing

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Lateralus is a huge sprawling beast of an album that easily equals the astronomical expectations that Aenima set. The title track has become a crowd favorite live and is my personal 'best song of all time'. This album is mindblowing feat of musical inventiveness and tenacity.

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  Tool is an artist and this is their masterpiece!

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This album is incredible, Tool is in my opinion just about the best band of all time and this is their finest work to date.

The songs range from bittersweet somber to angelic ethereal. Each song is an absolute classic in its own right, even the interludes have their respective merits and dont grow as tiresome as most.

It is doubtless in my mind how this album won so many prestigious awards. Aside from some of Tools other works, and some `A Perfect Circle songs, no other album has made me experience the same elation and utter amazement as this.

You can probably tell from reading this review that I am enthusiastic about this album and this band, and trust me I cannot in my wildest dreams do its unique brilliance justice. If you were unsure as to whether to purchase this album do! And then purchase the rest of the albums straight after!

The best purchase I ever made, would happily pay £1,000 for this album if it were the only way to obtain it.

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