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The Day June 10, 2006

Posted by benj in Tool.

Ah, nirvana.

You are now in the palm of my hands.

10,000 days in the fire is definitely long enough. You've come home.

I may now die in peace.

Swing on the Spiral [Lateralus album review] May 8, 2006

Posted by benj in Tool.

Tool has went through several phases in their career and have made surprising changes regarding their song themes, playing style and song structures. From the more rudimentary (but by no means simple) arrangements (relative to their later releases) of Opiate (1992) and Undertow (1993) to the aggressive tone of 1996’s breakthrough album – Aenima, the band has certainly done a lot of changes in their system. Opiate and Undertow both delved into the spirit of personal struggles against religion and the imperfections of humans. Aenima then came with a more straight-forward (and at times, juvenile) account of the human experience. The underlying themes of the evils of organized religion and existentialism have been well adapted in Tool’s 2001 release – Lateralus. (more…)

10,000 Days May 5, 2006

Posted by benj in Tool.

UPDATE: My girlfriend who's taking her elective in Diagnostic Radiology at National University of Singapore found a copy of 10,000 Days! It sold for SG$19.95 (around 650php). That's actually way cheaper than the projected 1000php retail price once the album gets released here. Warning: only 300 copies were imported from Germany!

On the album review: I'm struggling to write it. One thing's for sure though, I'm liking this album more and more by the day. 🙂

And yeah, as a tribute to TOOL all my succeeding posts will have titles inspired by songs titles and lyrics by TOOL. Haha. This will be interesting.