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Release date: 15 May 2001
Style: Progressive metal, Alternative metal

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01. The Grudge
02. Eon Blue Apocalypse
03. The Patient
04. Mantra
05. Schism
06. Parabol
07. Parabola
08. Ticks & Leeches
09. Lateralus
10. Disposition
11. Reflection
12. Triad
13. Faaip De Oaid

Top 20 albums of 2001: 3

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Staff review by
Herzebeth

Rating:
10
One of the best alternative metal bands in the scene with incredible imagery, very cool, and grotesque videos. One of the best voices in the genre, high-quality production, undecipherable, and mysterious tunes. These talented musicians could easily be playing in a Progressive metal band. Everything above describes Tool, and this time Lateralus pushed all the limits of innovation, an album filled with crazy tracks, puzzling intros and amazing music in general.

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published 14.07.2005 | Comments (28)

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king_matt - 25.11.2011 at 01:29  
Rating: 8 Why are there like 10 different covers for this album?
Marcel Hubregtse - 25.11.2011 at 02:35  
Rating: 8
Written by king_matt on 25.11.2011 at 01:29

Why are there like 10 different covers for this album?


I have only come across the one featured here.
king_matt - 25.11.2011 at 05:43  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 25.11.2011 at 02:35

Written by king_matt on 25.11.2011 at 01:29

Why are there like 10 different covers for this album?


I have only come across the one featured here.

I've seen at least 3 others.
beyondtehdarksun - 25.11.2011 at 12:36  
Rating: 10
Written by king_matt on 25.11.2011 at 01:29

Why are there like 10 different covers for this album?

Probably it's a folding package with different images outside/inside/elsewhere like 10000 Days?
king_matt - 25.11.2011 at 17:44  
Rating: 8
Written by beyondtehdarksun on 25.11.2011 at 12:36

Written by king_matt on 25.11.2011 at 01:29

Why are there like 10 different covers for this album?

Probably it's a folding package with different images outside/inside/elsewhere like 10000 Days?

That's what I was thinking, but on torrents and such there has been different cover art.
Lit. - 30.12.2011 at 01:56  
  It's the MADNESS!
ThunderAxe1989 - 06.04.2012 at 21:11  
Rating: 9 This album had a great influence on my music taste when I was a young teenager, I am so thankful for it's release. It's truly a work of art and very weed friendly. It sucks how there's always a 5-6 year gap between new Tool albums though.
Unhealer - 08.04.2012 at 05:37  
Rating: 9
Written by ThunderAxe1989 on 06.04.2012 at 21:11

weed friendly


You nailed it.
Kenos - 08.04.2012 at 16:11  
  One of the very few 10 I'll ever give.
mz - 01.06.2012 at 23:43  
Rating: 10 Defiantly great album, they paid attention to every single detail of this album. my fav album of 00's
megadeath13 - 10.11.2012 at 13:06  
  Every single song on this album is incredible. Its a pity that this Band has only released 4 studio albums.
Dentura - 27.01.2013 at 07:36  
Rating: 8 10,000 Days is my favorite, but I think this album is amazing also! So many classics on here like Ticks and Leeches, Schism, Parabola, and Disposition.
LordHypnos - 03.05.2013 at 21:44  
Rating: 8 Far better than Aenima. But still I think this album is a little bit overrated.
Unhealer - 09.02.2014 at 01:41  
Rating: 9 Fun Lateralus anecdote.

Over here in BS. AS. we have these events on weekends where some of these heavily conceptual and masterfully produced albums (or not) are played in a blind theatre (that's basically, all lights out and some good speakers).
So one day it was the turn of Lateralus, everything went good until the rather long silence in Triad before Faaip De Oaid. Just a minute of it had passed and all the lights were turned on as if the album was over and the people went apeshit of course
Whole experience totally ruined.
Diverge - 09.02.2014 at 04:59  
Rating: 10
Written by Unhealer on 09.02.2014 at 01:41

Fun Lateralus anecdote.

Over here in BS. AS. we have these events on weekends where some of these heavily conceptual and masterfully produced albums (or not) are played in a blind theatre (that's basically, all lights out and some good speakers).
So one day it was the turn of Lateralus, everything went good until the rather long silence in Triad before Faaip De Oaid. Just a minute of it had passed and all the lights were turned on as if the album was over and the people went apeshit of course
Whole experience totally ruined.

Haha I can understand people going apeshit, but seriously? It's the worst part of the whole fucking album. I approximate it to perfect by my rating, but still...
Unhealer - 09.02.2014 at 05:11  
Rating: 9
Written by Diverge on 09.02.2014 at 04:59

Haha I can understand people going apeshit, but seriously? It's the worst part of the whole fucking album. I approximate it to perfect by my rating, but still...


Prog problems The last song is kinda creepy, listening to it in a dark room with high volume can be a nice experience... it's a great album ending.
And come on, it's the last part of the album, you've been sitting there all that time they might as well let you finish the album properly.
Of course, once they interrupted that like that it's in vain to hear it afterwards
mz - 09.02.2014 at 08:31  
Rating: 10
Written by Diverge on 09.02.2014 at 04:59


Haha I can understand people going apeshit, but seriously? It's the worst part of the whole fucking album. I approximate it to perfect by my rating, but still...

I do like the last track. It's really short compared to the length of the album and also, is a good ending to this record. Generally, I appreciate these shorter and minimalist tracks on this record. As for those silent moments spread in this record, they are seemingly included to obscure that hidden "holy gift" thing.
Lit. - 09.02.2014 at 21:03  
 
Written by Unhealer on 09.02.2014 at 01:41

Over here in BS. AS. we have these events on weekends where some of these heavily conceptual and masterfully produced albums (or not) are played in a blind theatre (that's basically, all lights out and some good speakers)..

Dude, that sounds awesome. Love to go to one of those in my lifetime.

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