Tool - Lateralus


9 | 1093 votes |
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: 2

Line-up
Maynard James Keenan - vocals
Adam Jones - guitar
Danny Carey - drums
Justin Chancellor - bass

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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25.11.2011 - 01:29
Rating: 8
king_matt
Why are there like 10 different covers for this album?
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25.11.2011 - 02:35
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
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.
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25.11.2011 - 05:43
Rating: 8
king_matt
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.
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25.11.2011 - 12:36
Rating: 10
beyondtehdarksun
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?
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"We are blind to the world within us, waiting to be born"
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25.11.2011 - 17:44
Rating: 8
king_matt
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.
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30.12.2011 - 01:56
Lit.
Account deleted
It's the MADNESS!
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06.04.2012 - 21:11
Rating: 9
ThunderAxe1989
Irreligious
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.
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08.04.2012 - 05:37
Rating: 9
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by ThunderAxe1989 on 06.04.2012 at 21:11

weed friendly


You nailed it.
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08.04.2012 - 16:11
Kenos
Account deleted
One of the very few 10 I'll ever give.
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01.06.2012 - 23:43
Rating: 10
mz
Defiantly great album, they paid attention to every single detail of this album. my fav album of 00's
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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10.11.2012 - 13:06
megadeath13
Account deleted
Every single song on this album is incredible. Its a pity that this Band has only released 4 studio albums.
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27.01.2013 - 07:36
Rating: 9
Dentura
Shadow King
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.
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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03.05.2013 - 21:44
Rating: 8
Dead Eternity
Far better than Aenima. But still I think this album is a little bit overrated.
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09.02.2014 - 01:41
Rating: 9
Unhealer
Eclecticist
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.
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09.02.2014 - 04:59
Rating: 10
Diverge
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...
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09.02.2014 - 05:11
Rating: 9
Unhealer
Eclecticist
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
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09.02.2014 - 08:31
Rating: 10
mz
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.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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09.02.2014 - 21:03
Lit.
Account deleted
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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12.08.2014 - 17:41
Rating: 9
-Behnam-
I cover the schism .... is FUCKING amazing
Try it
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02.10.2014 - 00:20
Rating: 10
_deepblack
Its Tool
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03.11.2014 - 12:24
Rating: 7
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
My first album of the band after many suggestions that i should check them out. i can see why this was influential. my problem is that i lost my interest somewhere between all those interludes/empty musical moments. it's a great album to play when you are working or generally being busy with something but it's really tiring to sit down for 78 minutes to enjoy finally about 30-35 minutes of (really good) music..
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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09.11.2015 - 00:23
Rating: 10
musclassia
In the 4-5 years since I first discovered this album, my favourite song has drifted from Lateralus, to Parabola, to Schism, to Ticks & Leeches, to The Grudge, but now I've seen the light and accepted that Reflection is the standout song here. It's so wonderfully hypnotic (an effect helped even more by Disposition preceding it), and layers such a well-judged way as to allow everything to develop in its own time without ever losing its charm. Plus, it's one of the best demonstrations of how MJK's vocals manage to be emotionally charged and evocative whilst still sounding distant and never becoming overly dramatic or histrionic. The whole album is such an incredible display of diversity and inspiration, but that song is just magnificent
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