Tool is far from a band in the traditional sense of the word. More than anything they are a union of true composer/musicians. In a time when the word “artist” is used far too loosely, these juggernauts transcend the concept and define it.
“10,000 Days” does not contain songs. It is an aggregate of compositions whose content shatters the barriers of hard rock/heavy metal music. The song “10,000 Days (Wings Pt 2)” is a masterpiece itself. The aural landscape and musical skill displayed here is simply astounding.
Yes I am a Tool fan and have been since the early days of “Opiate.” But my review is not derived from this prejudice. If this album were rubbish, I would sternly say so. I am pleased to state the contrary, that this album is a feat of epic proportions, and as such, is superb.