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helmachelor
June 29th 2007


5 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

In my opion, Opiate and Undertow two best albums

Cravinov13
June 29th 2007


3854 Comments


old Tool gets so friggin annoying. Especially Undertow. I can hardly listen to it after the first 3 songs.

muchtallerthanu
June 29th 2007


648 Comments


^that's exactly what I think.

meliffy18
July 24th 2007


50 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

[quote=helmachelore]In my opion, Opiate and Undertow two best albums[/quote]



i love you. i think you and i are the only 2 people in the world who believe this!



personally, i wasn't a huge fan of Lateralus and 10,000 Days just bored me. there were a couple of decent songs on each, but Opiate and Undertow own them. i don't get how "old Tool" gets annoying?

StrizzMatik
July 24th 2007


4077 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Because production = suckage

Music = too straightforward and boring

Maynard's vox = nowhere as good as they are now

meliffy18
July 24th 2007


50 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^^ WHAT?!?! fyi, crack is whack



1) wtf, who cares about the production?? it's not like they were unlistenable; the songs were extremely well-written and unlike ANYTHING that was being produced at the time, not to mention the fact that the delivery as a whole was way more intense than that of their later stuff. there is so much more emotion on the 2 albums than on anything else they've released since



2) oh yeah, sooooooooo straight-forward. considering Lateralus and Aenimahad how much airplay compared to these? plus those are way more watered-down and predictable TOOL albums than anything else. at least Opiate and Undertow were original and broke some decent ground.



3) HELL no. his voice was so much stronger then and conveyed so much more emotion than their newer stuff.



case in point: old TOOL owns new TOOL. end of story

StrizzMatik
July 24th 2007


4077 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

[quote=meliffy18]

1) wtf, who cares about the production?? it's not like they were unlistenable; the songs were extremely well-written and unlike ANYTHING that was being produced at the time, not to mention the fact that the delivery as a whole was way more intense than that of their later stuff. there is so much more emotion on the 2 albums than on anything else they've released since[/quote]



I wouldn't say that at all. Tool are pretty open about taking inspiration from King Crimson and a whole host of 70's-80's rock acts like Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer, etc. And 10,000 Days has plenty of emotional songs... half the album was about his mother who had passed away, not to mention I dare you to find one song that hits the rage and intensity of "The Grudge" or especially "Ticks And Leeches". Maynard couldn't even speak for a month after tracking that song.





2) oh yeah, sooooooooo straight-forward. considering Lateralus and Aenimahad how much airplay compared to these? plus those are way more watered-down and predictable TOOL albums than anything else. at least Opiate and Undertow were original and broke some decent ground.




Airplay has absolutely nothing to do with an album being good or not, let alone it's structure. Please try finding anything resembling a conventional pop song structure anywhere on Lateralus other than "Schism", which can't even be called poppy or radio-friendly at any rate. It sounds nothing like anything on the radio. It doesn't change the fact that Opiate and Undertow are about as straightforward rock as it gets. There's none of the time-sig craziness of "Ticks And Leeches", the guitar work is uninspiring, Danny Carey's beats are simple as f*ck, Maynard's vox aren't anywhere as varied or mature as their newer stuff, and Paul D'Amour has NOTHING on Justin Chancellor.




3) HELL no. his voice was so much stronger then and conveyed so much more emotion than their newer stuff.




Old Maynard could have NEVER sung the heavier parts on Lateralus, especially the minute-long scream on "The Grudge". His vox simply aren't as nuanced or as mature as their newer stuff. Tool doesn't ALWAYS have to be heavy and hard to write great music.




case in point: old TOOL owns new TOOL. end of story




Not really!

Jim
November 4th 2007


5110 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

will somebody get that bob marley wannabe muthafukka out of here

im just starting to get into tool, and this has proven to be a good start. solid stuff.

iyae
November 4th 2007


54 Comments


i havent heard this album. i havent even hear aenima. lateralus and 10,000 days are all i own....maybe i should do some hardware shopping....(yeah lame joke i know)

Daeth
December 5th 2007


93 Comments


"There used to be a bunch of assholes that lived in this part of the building here. But we systematically removed them like you would any kind of termite or roach."

tee hee!

skullcrusher149
February 3rd 2008


560 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5



case in point: old TOOL owns new TOOL. end of story


What are you calling "Old tool"? If your saying opiate and undertow classifiy 'old tool" and that those albums showcase a better vocal performance from Maynard, you are a moron.

kygermo
October 15th 2008


1007 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Id at least give this a 3.5!

Slipping Away
April 19th 2010


1260 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

its great, but obviously not as good as their later stuff. Last song is pretty funny

cjgone
May 21st 2010


828 Comments


Hush has an awesome bass line.

Kinda wish Tool would bring back some of their heavy metal sound and then fuse that prog metal. :D

RangerFan
September 27th 2010


61 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Opiate and Aenema most def are my favorites from Tool.

kangaroopoo
September 27th 2010


3175 Comments


Aenima yes, but Opiate below the rest.

FearThyEvil
December 30th 2010


17665 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I love this ep but I will agree Lateralus and Aenima are their greatest works.

Ilke10
February 25th 2011


1 Comments


This album seriously is one of my all time favourite albums, but i'm only fifteen years old though. It's not perfect so 4.5, thats fair i guess.

demigod!
May 31st 2011


49394 Comments


lol this guy

evilford
February 3rd 2012


55495 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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